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Monday #257

Blytonian food, The Enchanted Wood and What we did in February “It is a treek. Did you not give me a dare? Did you not tell me to do a treek on you? I have done one with the teeth. … Continue reading

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Bourne End Overview

Over the years we’ve written a lot about our trips to Enid Blyton’s magical home of Old Thatch and Bourne End, even though we haven’t really written about it since. So I thought I would remind you all of our … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Garden part 2: What we know about the original Old Thatch gardens

Last week we looked at the most up to date information we had from Old Thatch gardens and got an idea of the kind of place the cottage and gardens are, but as mentioned we don’t know very much about … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Garden: Old Thatch in the present day, part one

I came across a book The Writer’s Garden by Jackie Bennett, at work last Saturday and immediately started flicking through it to see if I could find any information about Enid Blyton’s own beloved gardens, but the book was annoyingly devoid … Continue reading

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Blyton’s Britain – Part 1: Home

Thanks to a comment on one of my previous posts, from a reader saying that it would be nice to have a list of locations that Enid Blyton used for inspiration and where she lived, I have decided to put … Continue reading

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Monday Madness

“Here we are again, as happy as can be, all good friends and jolly good company” Did you like my singing? It sounds a bit like nails down a chalk board really, which is a shame. However it is Monday … Continue reading

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End of the Season, Old Thatch

Old Thatch Gardens, Bucks, have their last open day today before they close for another year and with this in mind, I have been back to Old Thatch twice in the past month to get a selection of photos to … Continue reading

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Old Thatch: Come Rain, Come Shine

Ok, I know you’ve already had a Bourne End blog off me for Spring where the weather was delightfully warm and sunny, but bear with me. Last time, I did not visit the beautiful gardens at Old Thatch because they were … Continue reading

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A visit to Bourne End and Old Thatch with the Enid Blyton Society Forumites

That title is a bit of a mouthful really, but on Sunday fourteen forumites met up along with seven of their nearest and dearests (some more willingly than others) for lunch and a wander around old Thatch. A good number … Continue reading

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Bourne End Under Water

Last Sunday, when we had some nice sunny weather (and a break from all this rain) I thought I would go for a walk, and well for some reason, I thought that it would be nice to go to Bourne … Continue reading

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Sunset at Bourne End

I am afraid it’s a rather simple blog today, but I feel I must share it with you before it gets far from my mind. The other day, after work, just as it was getting dark, I made the mad … Continue reading

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A Blyton-y, Blog-y Bourne End Walk! by Corinna

I was lucky enough to have a recent trip to the UK from New Zealand, and the very first catch-up arranged was with Stef!  Having equally well-organised friends is definitely very useful.  Since she lives vaguely out that way, and … Continue reading

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Just another Manic Monday

Monday, comes around too quickly doesn’t it. It’s a bit of a shame that it’s my turn this week for the Monday post, because Fiona got a new camera last week, and I think she’s dying to show off some … Continue reading

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The Feelings of Old Thatch from 4th August 2013

Ducking under the lych gate of Old Thatch almost makes you feel like you’re entering another, more magical world. Whatever the weather the magical feel of this garden does not disappoint. Once under the lych gate you are surrounded by high … Continue reading

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When Francis went to Old Thatch

The alarm clock went off at 6 o’clock and I staggered downstairs to make a cup of tea for Izzy and I. We really don’t function without large doses of tea so the thought of going a few hours without … Continue reading

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Beaconsfield, Bekonscot, Blyton Close and a little bit of Bourne End

Gosh, that’s an awful lot of Bs in the title! However Enid Blyton seemed to be all about the Bs. I mean she grew up in Beckenham, and lived with Hugh Pollock there for a couple of years when they … Continue reading

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