Monthly Archives: July 2021

Short Stories: Chimney Corner Stories

This was supposed to be an easy review for me, but it has become complicated and cost me money! (Don’t worry, Cunningham & Petrov will return next Friday!) While adminning my Enid Blyton Facebook group several answers to the security … Continue reading

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Monday #434

We have just had a week of glorious weather in Scotland – possibly our one and only week like that! It’s forecast to be over 20 degrees today as well, but with rain later and rain through the rest of … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 16

Last time Bill related his evening with Mike and Alan to Allie. Chapter 16 The morning brought a fresh crisp day, one of the better ones of the trip so far. The Evans were just beginning their morning routine with … Continue reading

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Caves and secret passages – the reality

Following on from finding a true Hollow Tree House we recently made a trip to Auchmithie beach, which just so happens to be the home of several caves and even a ‘secret’ passage or two. How do they compare to … Continue reading

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Monday #433

Although I usually write these posts on a Sunday evening today it’s already Monday morning. I’ve had to debate with myself over what I’ll write for Wednesday – my plan had been to review Five Go to Billycock Hill. However … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 15

Last time Bill met the two pilots, Alan and Mike, and discussed their secretive helicopter job. Chapter 15 Bill was driving back to the Evans’ farm after the pub closed and Alan and Mike had gone off for their holiday, … Continue reading

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If You Like Blyton: The Mystery of Tully Hall by Zöe Billings

The Mystery of Tully Hall is the first novel from Zöe Billings, who I know from the Enid Blyton Society Forums and the Enid Blyton Day. If you’ve visited the forums yourself you may know her as George@Kirrin, who calls … Continue reading

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Monday #432

I’m a bit late with this one, having taken a weeks’ annual leave I’ve rather lost track of what day it is! If You Like Blyton: The Mystery of Tully Hall by Zöe Billings and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 14

Last time Bill checked out another airfield where he met two interesting characters. Chapter 14 Exiting the phone box Bill returned to his car and took out the packed lunch from Mrs Evans. He had eaten her food enough times … Continue reading

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June 2021 round up

June has been a better month, weather-wise. We’ve had some sunny days and even quite hot days, though it has been a bit mixed with chillier days in between. The schools – and nurseries – came off on Friday for … Continue reading

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Monday #431

So here I am sitting writing this for tomorrow when I realise that today is in fact Monday, and not Sunday. I knew that tomorrow was Tuesday but somehow that didn’t clue in to the fact that today was Monday… … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 13

Last time Bill and Allie woke up in the same bed (the scandal!) and Bill set off for another day of investigating. Chapter 13 Bill had studied his map well, and without fault managed to get to his first airbase … Continue reading

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