Monthly Archives: October 2015

Famous Five 90s Style: Five Have Plenty of Fun

It has been a bit of a week for things not being set in stone. Tuesday night when she was due to write her blog, Fiona’s internet went down and I was supposed to be our Tuesday night but as … Continue reading

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Collecting Children’s Books by Fiona

The title of this blog is simply the title of the book I have been reading: Collecting Children’s Books compiled by Book and Collector Magazine. Normally I would be more specific and add ‘review’ or some other context to a … Continue reading

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Last Monday in October

So as October draws to an end and Halloween marks the end of the month, I s’pose its only fair to tell you what we have on the blog this week! Fiona may or may not manage to do  blog … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five Go to Mystery Moor

Time to move away from two parters for a short while, and look now at a 25 minute adaptation of Five Go to Mystery Moor. Mystery Moor is one my favourite books and in fact was the first one I … Continue reading

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Hurrah For Little Noddy! – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

I realise now (having quickly browsed the previous Noddy comparison) that I didn’t do a tally of changes. I’ve now counted and can declare it was 14 – going by the same rule as past books and only counting the … Continue reading

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Monday

I don’t usually mind Mondays all that much, but this Monday I’m back to work after a week off so it is not my favourite day. I spent a few days in Crieff while I was off and visited the … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five Go Down to the Sea part 2

We looked at Part One of Five Go Down to the Sea last week, and now I’m going to bring you part 2. Last week we left off with the Five staring at the flashing light on the cliff at … Continue reading

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My favourite Enid Blyton quotes

This post was inspired by an article on the Guardian site: Six of the best Enid Blyton quotes which was published in honour of Enid Blyton’s birthday this year. Two of the quotes were no surprise as they are always floating … Continue reading

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Just another Manic Monday

We are steaming through October now, it’s the middle of the month already! Who can believe that? I started my new job last week, and it already feels like I’ve been there ages! Anyway, from Fiona this week, we will … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five Go Down to the Sea part 1

Five Go Down to the Sea is another two part adventure in the 90s Famous Five listing. A lot of the second series were two parters and not usually for the better but that said, Five Go Down to the … Continue reading

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The Famous Five Adventure Game book 2 as played by Fiona

Based on Five Go Adventuring Again this seems to be partly a book and partly a game. It’s not quite like the ones where you create your own story by choosing what direction to go in, as it’s based on an … Continue reading

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First Monday of October

After Stef hurriedly threw together a Monday post last week we’ve switched so it’s my turn now. No wonder neither of us ever knows if we’re coming or going! Anyway, we do have a plan for the week: So we’ll … Continue reading

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Stef’s six favourite Blyton books

So Fiona did her favourite six books for you last week and I promised I would do the same this week, so here goes. It is quite hard doing six! That sixth favourite was quite a hard choice to make. … Continue reading

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