Monthly Archives: September 2013

Last Monday in September

It feels like only a week ago I was writing about it being the first Monday in September, but no, my calendar assures me that was a month ago! This week we will have another post from Fred, talking about … Continue reading

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The Missing Pages: A St Andrews Adventure Chapter Three

So here we are with Chapter 3. I know it’s a fan fiction overload this week, but honestly my inspiration for much else is rather low at the moment. Chapters one and two can be found by clicking on the … Continue reading

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The River of Adventure

First published in 1955 this is the eighth and final book in the series. I’m going to start by saying this is my least favourite book in the Adventure Series, and I think it’s the weakest too. From what I’ve … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy Chapter Six

WHERE IS BILL? For the rest of the day the children lazed about outside in the sunshine for it was a very warm day. They were sat under a big apple tree in the cook’s garden. There were not yet … Continue reading

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Just another Manic Monday

Monday, comes around too quickly doesn’t it. It’s a bit of a shame that it’s my turn this week for the Monday post, because Fiona got a new camera last week, and I think she’s dying to show off some … Continue reading

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The Spider’s Web, a poem by Enid Blyton

I know I promised you a proper post; a review of The River of Adventure, but I’ve been under the weather all week and spent Saturday in bed instead of at work. So, I’ve decided not to tax my sluggish … Continue reading

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Article Review by Stef: Are the Days of Enid Blyton bashing over?

While seeking inspiration for an article to thrill you all with tonight, I took desperate measures and turned to the internet’s most used search engine, Google, to help me find some. And boy, did Google deliver! I found an article … Continue reading

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Collecting Blyon’s books by Fred

I’ve always been a bit of a late-comer when it comes to Enid Blyton. I knew of her for most of my life but didn’t start reading her books till most kids grow out of them. But I still vividly … Continue reading

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Monday

Well it’s Monday, again, and we’re halfway through September already. The weather up here has taken a turn for the worse; high winds, pouring rain and snow forecast too! This week on the blog I hope to post my last … Continue reading

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The Feelings of Old Thatch from 4th August 2013

Ducking under the lych gate of Old Thatch almost makes you feel like you’re entering another, more magical world. Whatever the weather the magical feel of this garden does not disappoint. Once under the lych gate you are surrounded by high … Continue reading

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Buying Enid Blyton books in charity shops

This advice is probably suitable for all vintage children’s books, not just Blytons, but we’re all about the Blytons on this blog! A lot of this is just common sense, and it’s not going to be a “go to this … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Adventure Chapter Two

Determined not to keep you waiting a long time between chapters, I’m letting all of you lovely readers have a look at chapter two of The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Adventure. Chapter one can be found here I do … Continue reading

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Monday’s Muddle

So here we are again, Monday. The second Monday in September and the year is whizzing by at a rate of knots. It’s slowly getting colder, despite our Indian summer, those colder nights are drawing in. Time to crack out … Continue reading

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September Flowers

So we’re in September already, and we’re almost into the second week! Whoa now where has the year gone? The blog is almost ONE whole year old! Now that is a scary thought! Anyway, that’s a whole different blog. Hopefully … Continue reading

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Naughty Amelia Jane!

The Amelia Jane books might well have been the first Blyton ones I read, or had read to me. As I’ve mentioned before I had Dean editions of the first two books, but now I have a 1947 ninth impression … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure By Poppy Chapter Five

A MYSTERIOUS TALE Alf began the tale, sitting back and closing his eyes. “I can assure you this tale is completely true, and it is set here in Lowfell about one hundred years ago when my great-grandfather was alive. He … Continue reading

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