Monthly Archives: June 2020

Monday #278

I am usually scrambling about for blog ideas but at the moment I seem to have far too many, even with posting three times a week! I am having to have a break between lock down displays on Sundays to … Continue reading

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Locked down library displays weeks 10 and 11

Lockdown seems to be going on forever – but it looks like libraries might be able to open from July 15 here in Scotland. I haven’t heard anything from my work yet but I could be back in less than … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Conquering the Castle, A St Andrew’s Story chapter 5

Previously: In chapter one the gang discussed visiting the castle, and in chapter two they started exploring. In chapter three they went underground into the mine, and in chapter four a little bit of a row blew up between Julian … Continue reading

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Lego Blyton – Five On a Treasure Island

Lego Blyton. Two words that aren’t normally put together! There are Lego sets to go with dozens of movies and TV shows (Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Avengers, Friends, a ton of Disney movies, DC, Indiana Jones, Lord of the … Continue reading

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Monday #277

Lego Blyton and Conquering the Castle chapter 5 and Locked down library displays weeks 10 and 11 “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — … Continue reading

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Locked down library displays weeks 8 and 9

I’m getting this one organised in advance so hopefully I won’t forget to schedule it this week! Here’s what I did for my displays in weeks 8 and 9 of the lockdown. Day #50 Enid Blyton reference edition The caption … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Conquering the Castle, A St Andrew’s Story chapter 4

In case you’ve missed any chapters, in chapter one they talked about going to the castle, in chapter two they visited it, and in three they went underground and explored the mine and counter-mine and David played a trick. Chapter … Continue reading

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Five Go Down to the Sea part 2

I’ve reviewed the main story here, so now it’s time for everyone’s favourite part two, where I viciously dissect the book and point out all the plot holes and mistakes. The illustrations First up, a few points about Eileen Soper’s … Continue reading

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Monday #276

I almost forgot about the displays post last week, but realised at around 9pm Sunday (only 12 hours late!) that although I had written it all I had forgotten to schedule it. Hopefully I do better this week, but I’m … Continue reading

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Locked down library displays weeks 6 and 7

I’m still doubling up the weeks so that I can get through them a bit quicker. Here are links to weeks one, two, three and then four and five in case you missed them. Day #36 Marvel An array of … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Conquering the Castle, A St Andrew’s Story chapter 3

Usually I give a recap of the plot of previous chapters at the start of a new one, but not very much has happened. They talked about going to the castle, then they went to the castle and explored a … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV episodes seven and eight

Reviews of episodes one and two, three and four and five and six. So far I’ve enjoyed this series with its period setting and excellent acting, though at times it deviates quite a bit from the book. Episode seven We … Continue reading

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Monday #275

It’s June, but it feels like a not at all warm March which is not great if you want to meet with people outside. Blankets have been needed on more than one occasion and couple of meet ups have been … Continue reading

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Locked down library displays week 4 and 5

A bit late but here are what I did in weeks 4 and 5. In case you missed them here are weeks one, two and three. Day #22 Call the Midwife Four books written by Jennifer Worth (three about her … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Conquering the Castle, A St Andrews Story, chapter 2

Read chapter one here. Chapter 2 And so they found themselves at the castle entrance, paying their sixpences to the woman inside the wooden hut. Julian insisted on handing over a shilling for himself and Sally, and Anatoly then insisted … Continue reading

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May 2020 Round Up

This covers week 5-9 of the lockdown (or weeks 6-10 if, like us, you had a week of isolation on top!). What I have read 14 books this month, making it 73 for the year! If I read a lot … Continue reading

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Monday #274

Looking at the schedule I keep online, and comparing it to what I’ve actually posted, something has gone a bit awry. Somehow I a) forgot to finish and publish the lockdown display post number 4 last week, b) didn’t do … Continue reading

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