Category Archives: Personal Experiences

More on Enid Blyton’s Magazine

A while back I wrote about my new (and admittedly meagre) collection of Enid Blyton’s magazines. I had 23 at the time, out of the 162 that were printed. I thought I’d be unlikely to grow that collection as the … Continue reading

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Reblog – JSlawit’s introduction to Enid from Where there’s a Jill there’s a way

I’m always browsing blogs and looking for interesting things to read, and this was one I stumbled upon through a comment on one of Stef’s posts. The blog is still a work-in-progress but it looks like it will be a … Continue reading

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Noddy at the V&A Museum of Childhood

Two weeks ago on my trip to London, I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green. I had hoped to see one or two Blyton-related items, and I was not disappointed. The first thing I found … Continue reading

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Reblog: The search for Kirrin Island – Memories by Hans van der Klis

I’m on a city-break this week without a laptop, and so instead of attempting to blog from an ancient tablet or tiny phone I have chosen to bring you a reblog instead. You may have seen our last reblog from … Continue reading

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Wandering in the dark near Kröller Müller — Kunst en Cultuur – Arts & Culture

This link was sent to us from Hans van der Klis from The Netherlands. He says:  I’ve written an ‘adventure’ story on my blog, that we (my wife and I) experienced during a visit to a museum in the forest. With some thoughts … Continue reading

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35 Things We Learned From the Famous Five a reblog from Forever Amber

Amber, of Forever Amber, has come up with a list of things we learn from the Famous Five, including: 1. All underground caves have a stream running through them. If you find yourself trapped in one (by smugglers, natch), all … 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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Fiona’s present round up for 2015

I can say I was truly spoiled last year, and I was lucky enough to get a whole pile of Blyton gifts between my birthday and Christmas. I will most like end up reviewing them all in-depth at some point, … Continue reading

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My Christmas Present Round Up

This year was one of the poorest for Blyton offerings in my house. In fact the lowest number of my presents to date were Blyton themed. However, I still have some pieces to share with you, though bar one, they … Continue reading

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A Round-up of Christmas Posts

We’ve posted several Christmas and winter-themed posts over the years and this week I thought I’d post a little round up. It’s a very busy time of the year right now but if anyone has some free time I thought … 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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A Review of The Bumper Blyton Improvised Adventure

This is a really hard review to write as I don’t really know where to begin. Going right back to the beginning makes sense I suppose – so, a couple of weeks ago we got a message on the blog … Continue reading

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Reblog: 10 Signs You Read Too Much Enid Blyton as a Child

This is not what I promised to bring you today but in my defence I have been busy lugging my enormous book collection to my new flat. I nearly packed the Noddy I planned to review – it’s one of … Continue reading

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Monday

This week has brought a lot of Blyton-y things into my life (along with rather too much rain for my liking). Firstly my latest journal arrived from the Enid Blyton Society – #57 Summer 2015 to be precise. In the … Continue reading

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Literary Love Letters: Dear Enid Blyton, From Samantha Tonge – Reblogged from Novelicious

I’ve had this bookmarked for a while, but haven’t needed to use it as we’ve had plenty of material from contributors lately. Rather than having Chris’ Adventure Series posts back to back we thought we’d break things up a little … Continue reading

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The Famous Five Card Game played by Fiona

I didn’t get around to listening to an audio drama for the blog this week (I think that was what I was meant to have done, at least!) so as Stef has arrived in Dundee tonight we decided to play … Continue reading

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