Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Rockingdown Mystery

Some considerable time ago – so long ago it was in 2015 – I started reading The Rockingdown Mystery for a readathon on the Enid Blyton Society forums. I think I got about as far as page 29 before my … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday Easter Monday!

Well wow oh wow, in less than two weeks I’ve had my birthday and easter! How bizarre this is! I honestly don’t think they have ever been so close together! I know you’re all dying to hear what I got … Continue reading

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Upper Fourth at Malory Towers: Audio Adaption

The Upper Fourth at Malory Towers is the one that made the biggest impression on me when I was younger and the cassette that I had listened to, had filled me full of dread for failure. The crux of the … Continue reading

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The Secret Series on TV – The Secret of Spiggy Holes

I have been told that the Secret Series episodes get better as the show progresses, and I’m glad to say I can agree with that – but only just! The Secret of Spiggy Holes is an improvement on The Secret … Continue reading

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First Monday of Spring

Yes, spring is finally with us in the northern hemisphere. Temperatures have risen by around two degrees and sunglasses have been deployed on at least one occasion. Long may it continue! I rather messed up last week, I’m afraid. I ended … Continue reading

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

I have read through another three chapters this week (or really, six as I’ve got to read each twice). Earlier posts are in parts one, two, three and four. CHAPTER TWELVE: A BROKEN WINDOW – AND A PUNISHMENT As I’m … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 90s Style: Five have a Mystery to Solve

Five have a Mystery Solve is somewhere in the middle of my rankings of the Famous Five stories. Its neither one thing or the other. It signals the end of the series and the downward curve it takes from there. … Continue reading

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March of the Mondays

Half-way through March already and the year is flying by! So fast in fact I am having trouble remembering that it’s my birthday this week! I hope to get some Blyton things to write about for you, so I’ll keep … Continue reading

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Well Done, Noddy! – How has Blyton’s original text fared in a modern edition?

This will be the last in this series as Well Done, Noddy! is the final book included in the treasury. The others: Noddy Goes to Toyland Hurrah for Little Noddy! Noddy and His Car Here Comes Noddy Again A FEW … Continue reading

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Third Year at Malory Towers: Audio Adaptation

The third Malory Towers book happens to be one of my favourites, tied with In the Fifth, but re-listning to the audio cassette today made me realize that even though its one of my favourite books, it is not one … Continue reading

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First Monday of March

I shouldn’t have mentioned spring in my last post as winter has made a come-back where I am. It’s very cold! I’m so ready for warm(er) weather. In the mean time we will be mostly indoors which will give us … Continue reading

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The Famous Five Adventures Card Game played by Fiona

I persuaded Ewan to play this with me last night, and we fell into the same trap as Stef and I did. We drew a card on every turn (the instructions are not quite clear!) and made it pointless to … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s Food: Treacle Tart

So this recipe had to be done in two steps for me, from two different cook books because the book I had for the treacle tart told me I needed short crust pastry. I’ve never made that before, and if … Continue reading

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