Monthly Archives: February 2015

8 Exciting dramatised adventures: the Short Story Collection part one

In my head and on the schedule I’ve got the Short Story Collection marked as a one blog post affair. As it turns out (and this will have been obvious to most) it’s still a two CD set and the … Continue reading

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First Valentines: A St Andrews Story Part 2

Sally hurried back out of the front door of her halls and almost didn’t stop as she bumped into Julian. “Hi!” she said breathlessly, gazing up at him adoringly. “I’m glad you came back,” he laughed, pressing a kiss to … Continue reading

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End of the Month Monday

We have a few gaps to work with this week. We’ve not got a contributor lined up, but Fiona and I are hoping to give you the second part of our Valentines story, giving you what happened on Sally and … Continue reading

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Review of The Mountain of Adventure part two

I have now finished the second half of the Mountain of Adventure (Hurrah! I hear you cry out!) I’m sorry for leaving things so long, but I hope you can bear with me. If you need to refresh your memory, … Continue reading

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My twelfth Noddy book: Noddy at the Seaside

This is the seventh title in the series (so I’ve actually read a few in a row now) and one I’ve been looking forward to. I love the beach and the seaside. Most if not all of the Noddys I’ve … Continue reading

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Why I love re-reading Blyton, by Chris

This site is full of reviews, stories and discussions of all sorts about anything and everything related to Enid Blyton and her writings. What lurks beneath them is the love that I presume everyone involved in this blog – contributors, … Continue reading

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Mid-February Monday

It seems to be getting a tiny bit warmer this week, giving me hope that spring will be just around the corner. I’ve spotted snowdrops and some other flowers cropping up here and there while I’ve been out as well. … Continue reading

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First Valentine: A St Andrews Story

Not what was promised this week (I can’t actually remember what was) but Stef and I had a sudden urge to write a Valentine’s day fic. As we’ve not shared any of what we’ve written later in these character’s lives … Continue reading

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Looking at The Famous Five Annual 2015 part one

So this week I’m going to read and review the 2015 annual, I posted about getting it for my Christmas here. I also reviewed the 2014 annual here and here. ON THE OUTSIDE As with last time I’ll start with … Continue reading

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The Marsh of Adventure by Poppy Chapter Twenty-six

MRS CUNNINGHAM AGAIN! The children followed Bill to the inn. There was faint light on in the kitchen. They trooped in at the back door and into the kitchen. What an exciting night it had been! The children were almost … Continue reading

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And the Week Begins Again

So we begin another week, and of course we have some more blogs for this week. Fiona will be looking at the 2015 Famous Five annual and reviewing it. Our contributor will be Poppy with the final chapter of her story, The Marsh … Continue reading

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Review of The Mountain of Adventure part one

So I was supposed to have read and finished The Mountain of Adventure for the blog this week. Unfortunately time got away from me and I only managed to read half, so I thought I would give you half a … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part five

Chapters nine and ten this week. I was wanting to carry on to chapter eleven – Bill Smugs – but there was so much happening in chapter ten alterations wise that I had to stop there. Earlier chapters were covered … Continue reading

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Learning French with The Famous Five by Chris

Elsewhere on this blog, Ellie has written about reading The Famous Five in French, and I want to add to that by recounting my experience of doing the same thing but for a very particular reason: as part of my … Continue reading

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First Monday of February

That’s the first month of a new year already gone, I’m not quite sure I believe it. It has been very, very cold though and we’ve seen the odd bit of snow lately so I hope February is a little … Continue reading

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Adventures with George and Timmy Part 2: Timmy The Fearless Puppy

Now, in September (September!) I started (started!) reading The Adventures with George and Timmy by Sue Welford, and I think as you might be able to remember (and see here) I didn’t get very far and I wasn’t really a … Continue reading

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