As always I got spoiled for my birthday and Christmas. Every year my nearest and dearest manage to come up with something Blyton-y to give me, so here’s what they did this year.
1. Enid Blyton t-shirt
How often do you see an Enid Blyton t-shirt for adults? Almost never! Red Bubble also do one of young Enid. They come in ladies, mens, unisex and children’s sizes. The same print can also be put on most things from their range like notebooks, cushions, tote bags etc. This was my birthday present from Brodie, he has good taste!
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2. Magic Faraway Tree notebook
This is also from Red Bubble, a nice quality lined notebook.
3. Noddy and the Farmyard Muddle
This was written by Sophie Smallwood – Enid Blyton’s granddaughter – in 2009. I’ve never read it before so it will be interesting to see how it compares to the originals. It’s a lot bigger than it looks actually. I thought it would have the same dimensions as the original books but it’s more like one of the Holiday Books (though not as chunky).
4. Magic Faraway Tree cushion
Another one from Red Bubble – you can never have too many cushions on the sofa. It was Brodie who got me this for my Christmas and so he clearly approves too, his favourite game is jumping around all over cushions on and off the sofa. (That’s not my sofa in the picture, by the way. Mine is a darker colour, if it was that pale it would have been utterly ruined by mucky toddler hands already!)
5. Malory Towers phone skin
Also from Red Bubble this is one of those thin stickers you put on with a clear case. I think it looks better than the real cover it’s based on!
6. By Jove! Entertainment for Kids
This is the game I had asked for, and mentioned in my Christmas gift ideas post. Apart from the box it isn’t particularly Blyton-y if I’m honest. Lots of wholesome ideas for games for kids and so far none of them feature any technology or modern things. It would have been nice if there were some Soper-based images inside or games relating to anything from the Famous Five books.
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7, 8 & 9. Postcards
These are also from Red Bubble. They did well out of us this Christmas! These feature The Naughtiest Girl, Corfe Castle and an imaginative scene based on the Noddy books. They are too nice to waste sending to anyone so I will have to find somewhere to display them (along with my set of Famous Five postcards from a previous year).
Did you get any Blyton goodies last year?