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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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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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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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Sunset at Bourne End

I am afraid it’s a rather simple blog today, but I feel I must share it with you before it gets far from my mind. The other day, after work, just as it was getting dark, I made the mad … 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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Beaconsfield, Bekonscot, Blyton Close and a little bit of Bourne End

Gosh, that’s an awful lot of Bs in the title! However Enid Blyton seemed to be all about the Bs. I mean she grew up in Beckenham, and lived with Hugh Pollock there for a couple of years when they … 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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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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Enid’s Inspiration: Bourne End in the autumn

Yesterday I went adventuring. Well I say adventuring but I have been to Bourne End before, on several other occasions actually, but always in bright summer and spring sunshine. The visit today was my first time seeing Bourne End in … Continue reading

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End of the Month Monday

We have a few gaps to work with this week. We’ve not got a contributor lined up, but Fiona and I are hoping to give you the second part of our Valentines story, giving you what happened on Sally and … Continue reading

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Search terms, the whole nine yards

Ah the things people search for! I never fail to find something amusing when I look. Here are the best of the latest crop. Misguided questions Famous Five why do Georgina and Henrietta break up? I wasn’t aware that they were … Continue reading

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My top Blyton locations

I had, initially, intended this to be a top ten. But knowing how they almost always turn into top elevens, example A (top Famous Five moments) and example B (Top Adventure Series moments), I missed the number out of the … Continue reading

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Search terms 8

I like doing posts about our search terms so much here’s the 8th one for you! Good questions Can you read Famous Five in any order? > You can, as each story is complete in itself – Blyton says this … Continue reading

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Autumn Reads

The days are starting to get a little shorter and colder now, after a glorious summer. Soon the leaves will be turning and falling, and it will be perfect curl-up-with-a-book season, so I thought I would put together a list … Continue reading

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Monday #257

Blytonian food, The Enchanted Wood and What we did in February “It is a treek. Did you not give me a dare? Did you not tell me to do a treek on you? I have done one with the teeth. … 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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A Writer’s Garden 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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When people search for Enid Blyton what are they looking for? (#3)

I have found so many funny/strange search terms I’ve had to do a second post. Though now I’m thinking about how those strange terms are now on the blog and we are even more likely to have people find us … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Garden 1: 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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