Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Billycock Hill

Before I start properly, I want to apologise to everyone because I believe that at the beginning of this series of blogs I said I would review the episodes as they appeared on the collectors’ edition boxed set discs. As … Continue reading

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Blytonian Presents

Every year I get spoiled on my birthday and at Christmas (the two days being only ten days apart) and every year I then show off what I got that’s Blyton-related. This year is no different! 1. Five Go Gluten … Continue reading

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Monday #197

We hope you had a very merry Christmas! Here’s what we’ll be doing this week.

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Blyton at Christmas 1951-1962

A final instalment of Blyton at Christmas! (Unless I get more Christmas stories by next Christmas). The first parts are 1920-1945 and 1946-1950. The 1950s, continued Father Christmas and Belinda, 1951 I reviewed this two years ago, giving an overview of the … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five on a Secret Trail

This episode is one I remembered from my childhood, I think it was one that I had on video with Five on a Hike Together. I don’t remember a lot of the episode as a rule, but I certainly remember … Continue reading

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Monday #196

Well well well, Fiona turned 30 and now we’re on to a run up to Christmas! I hope you’re all organised! I know I’m trying to be! Hope you’ll enjoy the reviews this week and we’ll see you after Christmas! … Continue reading

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Review: Five on Brexit Island

The first review of the new satirical Famous Five novels. These novels have been out for a while now but Fiona and I have asked for them for Christmas – luckily for me I got given a copy of Brexit as … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on TV: The Ship of Adventure

This is my second least favourite of the series (River being the least) so you have been warned, this review may be more negative than usual. It’s not that I don’t like the book, it’s just not as good as … Continue reading

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Monday #195

We are going back to two posts this week as it’s my – ee gawd – 30th birthday this week and I’ll be away over the weekend hiding from the world. So we will just have: And then we will … Continue reading

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Blyton at Christmas 1946 – 1950

There are such a huge amount of stories still that I’ve only made it through five years worth here! The stories from 1920 through to 1945 can be see here. The 1940s continued For the Christmas Tree from The Second Holiday Book, … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Mystery Moor

Five Go to Mystery Moor is one of my most watched 90s Famous Five episodes, but I have to admit that I’ve only watched the 70s one a handful of times. So re-watching this episode felt new, and interesting. Read … Continue reading

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Noddy: Toyland Detective

This is the latest of many Noddy adaptations for the small screen. A joint venture between the American, British and French it has been made by DreamWorks (the people behind Shrek and Kung Fu Panda). It has been showing in … Continue reading

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Monday #194

Here we are properly into the Christmas season now. I spent the weekend helping my other half Christmas shop for his family. Anyway, here’s what we have going on this week:

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November Round Up

Welcome to our November round up. Hope you had a busy month like we did. As you can see we have complied our exploits for the month. Fiona has been reading like a madwoman and I have been wandering around … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton’s Christmas Stories Audio Book

So Soon? I know we’re only just inside the Christmas barrier but I thought that if I didn’t do this blog now, we’d run out of time and you’ll all be sick of Christmas things by then! I found the … Continue reading

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