Monthly Archives: February 2018

If you like Blyton: Mischief at Midnight by Esme Kerr, part 2

Here is part two of my review, where a lot of things hot up. HALF-TERM Next up is an exceat weekend – done a little bit differently from the Malory Towers or St Clare’s half-terms that we are familiar with. … Continue reading

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Monday #256

February is nearly over yet it’s colder than ever! Up in Dundee we are forecast for EIGHT DAYS of snow, brrrr! Mischief at Midnight, by Esme Kerr and Blyton on TV Castaway Hill, the home of Smuggler’s Top, Mr Barling, … 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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Dissecting the Magic of Blyton’s Famous Five Books by Liam Martin

As I mentioned in my Secrets of Blogging post, this is one of my go-to resources when blogging. I actually got it for free when it came out! WHAT EXACTLY IS IT? The introduction describes it as showing the mechanics … Continue reading

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Monday #255

Bourne End And Dissecting the Magic of Enid Blyton (by Liam Martin) Hollow Tree House, a tale of two neglected and abused children who run away to live an idyllic – if brief – life in a hollow tree. It’s … Continue reading

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Making Blyton’s food: Jam tarts from the Jolly Good Food book

The Jolly Good Food book, by Allegra McEvedy was new out last year and we haven’t gotten around to looking at it, but I thought I’d share a recipe with you from it, for everyone to try! Ingredients – For … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Wood, part 2

So here we are, ready to see what lands the children will visit and what other strange characters they will meet. THE FIRST LAND AND THE SLIPPERY-SLIP Arriving at the top of the tree the children creep through a hole … Continue reading

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Monday #254

I am trying something new for Mondays as of today! Monday will now feature a few little snippets like quotes, characters or books plus of course the all important ‘what we will be writing’ now known as topics of the week.  … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Wood

For those who are unaware – I have a shameful secret. I have never read The Enchanted Wood or any of the other Faraway Tree books. Take away my Famous Five Club badge and don’t tell me the next password … Continue reading

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January 2018 round up

January has just flown by (for me anyway!) so here’s what we got up to: WHAT I HAVE READ I’ve made a start on my goal of reading 52 books this year – but I must try harder to pick … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Fund for Seven Stories

Originally posted on Seven Stories' Enid Blyton Blog:
We are thrilled to announce a new £¾m fund to benefit the work of Seven Stories, which has been founded thanks to the Enid Blyton Trust for Children.  Its Trustees have decided to wind…

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