Monthly Archives: June 2016

My twenty-fourth (and last) Noddy book: Noddy Meets Father Christmas

It has taken a little over a year, but I have now reached the last of the 24 books that make up the main and original Noddy series. I started with the second book and I am finishing with the … Continue reading

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Monday #171

We’re back after our weeks holiday. I was in Shropshire with my family and Fiona was enjoying the delights of Loch Awe near Oban with hers and we’re ready and raring to go with this weeks blogs and to be … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go Adventuring Again

So here we are, starting to look at the 70s TV adapatations of the Famous Five novels. As you well know I’ve done a review of the 90s TV series, so now we need to look into how well the … Continue reading

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The Rubadub Mystery

This, the fourth book in the series is rather a pivotal one. It marks the end of a (short) era story-wise for Barney and the beginning of a new one. You could see how the series could easily have ended … Continue reading

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Monday #170

We are going to be taking next week as a holiday from blogging, as by some great coincidence we are both going to be away on holiday. And not together! I’ll be on the west coast of Scotland not too … Continue reading

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The Secret Series on TV: The Secret Mountain

This is the final episode in the series, and I have to say I’m rather glad! As with all the episodes major changes have been made to the plot and cast list. The book has the Arnold children plus Prince … Continue reading

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If You Like Blyton: Mystery at Witchend by Malcolm Saville

There are many books we’ve recommended to you if you like Blyton, Robin Steven’s Murder Most Unladylike series being the latest one, not only in publishing terms but as being reviewed on the blog. However for this blog I would … Continue reading

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Monday #169

Yay, Monday again! Yesterday was beautiful in the UK, I wore shorts and was able to be in the sun. I didn’t get much chance to go out and have an adventure in the sun like the five but nevertheless … Continue reading

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How to Get Blyton’s Style: Camping and Adventuring Materials

I know we’ve had rather a lot of these recently but while I was up in Scotland with Fiona that she had the idea that I should do a  post of all the kit you’d need to make it seem … Continue reading

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My twenty-third Noddy book: Noddy and Tessie Bear

This is perhaps an unusual tale simply because no real disaster befalls anyone in Toyland, or Noddy in particular. Nobody’s bike is destroyed, nobody’s car is stolen or damaged or breaks down. The worst thing that happens to Noddy is … Continue reading

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