Tag Archives: Old Thatch

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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Last Monday in July

Well well well! Its the end of July! July! Where has this month gone?! We’re in the middle of summer already and the dreaded D-month is fast approaching. Madness. So given that we’ve got one more week left on July … 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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Lazy Monday

Well as you all know Fiona has been down, staying with me this week. We haven’t been too exciting, because we’ve had such lovely weather we’ve just wanted to relax in it. However we have been to see Jemima Rooper in … 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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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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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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Bourne End and Old Thatch, June 2013

I spent last weekend with Stef, around London and Berkshire. We spent the majority of our time doing Blyton-related activities, including a day at Bourne End on the Sunday. I’d been to Bourne end twice before – once in 2012 … Continue reading

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Monday

Stef and I have had a very Blyton-y weekend! I’ve been down staying with her so we’ve gone on lots of trips. We’ve been to Blyton Close (the site of Green Hedges), Bekonscot the model village of Beaconsfield which has … Continue reading

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Bourne End: A May Day Walk

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer! In the glorious sunshine on May Day (May 1st) I convinced my friend Catherine to come for another Bourne End walk with me. It’s basically my spring Bourne End blog but because … Continue reading

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A Winter Walk at Bourne End

When I mentioned my trip to Bourne end Fiona asked me: “Are you going to do a blog for each season?” I said: “Maybe.” I guess in a way I was telling the truth! Last Monday I woke up to … Continue reading

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