Monthly Archives: March 2014

Last Monday in March

March is almost over, which means we lost an hour of sleep at the weekend and that spring is finally here (supposedly). For me it also means I’ve got two weeks holiday! This week, if the post is agreeable, I … Continue reading

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Five Go to Smuggler’s Top: An exciting dramatised adventure

Last year when Stef and I went to Seven Stories I bought a CD of Five Go to Smuggler’s Top and Five Get Into a Fix. Well, I haven’t yet listened to either of them yet (I have a bad … Continue reading

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The Twins at St Clare’s: A Review

Now as you all know I am  a big Malory Towers  fan,  and I love the series quite dearly, but I have never read a St Clare’s book until now. I brought the 1967 Dragon paperback from the Barnardo’s Charity … Continue reading

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Feasting on Romantic Comedy – Simply Wizard Jammy Buns from Malory Towers by Helen at Novelicious

I know we promised the next chapter of Poppy’s fic for you today, but I had a Mr Twiddle moment last night and forgot to organise that. I’m blaming an impromptu day off yesterday which left me a bit lost … Continue reading

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And We’re Back to Monday

Gosh its been a week already (since my birthday! – thank you all for your kind wishes!) and  the weather here in the UK seems to be getting colder not warmer, what a shame. It wouldn’t have dared to do … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Mystery Chapter Sixteen

An hour later Julian and David walked out of their science lecture in near complete silence. It had not been a good lecture, Old Dotty was angry and muddled and Anthony had not turned up, leaving the boys worried that … Continue reading

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My first Noddy book: Hurrah for Little Noddy

As I’ve possibly mentioned before, to my knowledge I’ve never read a Noddy book before. I’ve always been aware of Noddy, and I could probably sing a good chunk of the TV theme song (despite not being sure whether I’ve … Continue reading

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The Rosewood Mystery by Cathy Chapter Five

AN UNEXPECTED SURPRISE The boatman’s cottage stood right beside the river bank, so part of the boatman’s garden was actually the bank of the river. A small backwater branched off the river just by his cottage, and continued for a … Continue reading

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Birthday Monday

I’ll start with the most important news – it’s Stef’s birthday today! I’m sure you’ll all join me in wishing her a very happy birthday. I did try and get Julian parcelled up to send to her, but he wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Adventure Chapter Fifteen

As the boys headed down to their lecture, hoping that their plan would work, the girls settled down on their beds once more for a quick chat. “I suppose we don’t need to do anything major,” Darrell said, after a … Continue reading

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Five on a Treasure Island – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part eight

So at long last I have finished reading and comparing the two copies of the book! The last two chapters were actually quite light on alterations so it means I have time and words for a summary of sorts. First, … Continue reading

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Getting children to read classic books – or not!

Originally posted on Wendy's World:
If you wanted to find me as a child, all you had to do was look in the nearest corner and I’d be more than likely sat in it with my nose buried in…

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March Monday

We’re back to Monday again! I must say our most popular post last week was Fiona’s captions! They certainly brightened my day! Hopefully she’ll come up with some more soon, but for this week she shall be treating us to … Continue reading

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The Missing Papers: A St Andrews Mystery Chapter Fourteen

Inside the office, Julian had been offered the spare seat and was sitting down in front of the professor as he rambled on. In fact the man hadn’t said anything in the least bit interesting or related to the project … Continue reading

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The Famous Five Series: Even More (Funny) Captions

The captions I put on a fortnight ago seemed to go down well so I thought I would put some more on this week (as I couldn’t think of anything else to do!) Firstly, carrying on from last week’s leaning … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure By Poppy Chapter Fourteen

BACK AT LOWFELL INN The children awoke early that next morning, all lying outside their tents in their clothes! The children themselves were indeed very surprised but then remembered and grinned. “We must have fallen asleep just after dinner and … Continue reading

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