Monthly Archives: November 2015

Last Monday of November

I can’t believe it’s almost December already (even if we did have snow yesterday!). I’ll be putting up the tree this week as well as trying to finish up my Christmas shopping. We reached 150,000 views last week, which is … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Fresh and gooey macaroons!

Fresh and gooey macaroons! What Enid Blyton fan doesn’t hanker after macaroons? Whether you’re a Find-Outer or a Famous Fiver, macaroons centre deeply within these books, and are mentioned time and time again and they leave us youngsters wondering; “What … Continue reading

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The Twins at St Clare’s – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition? part two

I am comparing an Egmont paperback from 2005 (on loan from Stef) with a Methuen 6th impression from 1945. I think the Methuen is fairly close to the original text, if not identical so we shall see how many changes have been made … Continue reading

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Monday

Back at Monday again, and lets just say I don’t want it to be Monday! I need another two days at least of the weekend. Anyone else with me? On that note, lets get on to what we’ve got to … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five Go to Billycock Hill Part 1

Another two parter from series two, and we’re back to splitting the episodes again because I couldn’t find a block of 50 minutes to watch the two back to back (this week has been crazy busy) but I’ll walk you … Continue reading

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Five Have a Mystery to Solve: An exciting dramatised adventure

This is the last of the CDs that I have, and I’ve left this one to last as it’s one of my least favourite Fives. It’s hard to say why. Something to do with how un-Fiveish it is for them … Continue reading

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Monday

Another Monday has rolled around and I’m trying hard not to calculate how many are left until December 25th arrives. I’ve started my shopping and even bought my cards but I’d rather not know how little time is left! What … Continue reading

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The Twins at St Clare’s – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

I will be comparing an Egmont paperback from 2005 (another loan from Stef) to a Methuen 6th impression from 1945. The Methuen should be pretty close to the original text, if not identical so we shall see how many changes have … Continue reading

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First Term at Malory Towers: An Audio Adaptation

Well thank goodness I still have a working tape machine in my room otherwise I wouldn’t be able to bring you this blog at all. Once I had located the tape I slipped it in the player and off we … Continue reading

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Monday

Well I spent a long weekend in Bath, Wiltshire (UK) and I got thoroughly wet. As some of you know Bath is synonymous with Jane Austen, along with Bath buns and the Roman baths. So we had a nice time … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 90s Style: Five on a Secret Trail

Five on a Secret Trail is a hard to find episode, especially on video cassette. A limited number of video tapes were released with this episode in the 1990s from the retailer WHSmith. Thus when the likes of eBay was … Continue reading

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My twenty-first Noddy book: Noddy and the Aeroplane

This will probably be my last Noddy review for a while, at least until I can get my hands on the three titles I don’t have. My Noddy and the Aeroplane is one of the slightly newer hardbacks which is very similar to … Continue reading

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First Monday of November

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