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Monday #513

I have reached the end of my list of ideas that I had at the start of the year, but I managed to come up with enough for this week without too much trouble. I need to get my thinking … Continue reading

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The Faraway Tree on the Nintendo DS

Christmas 2020 I got a Nintendo DS game of the Adventure Series which I reviewed here. Although it wasn’t brilliant I think the DS games are interesting, and are a rare example of Blyton’s works being adapted as video games with … Continue reading

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January 2023 round up

It appears that I live my life in a perpetual cycle of being surprised that time has passed, and honestly, I am yet again feeling surprised that I’m already writing my January round up. It feels as if I just … Continue reading

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Monday #512

We are at the very end of January now. February is a short(er) month which I hope flies by much like January has. January round-up and The Faraway Tree on the Nintendo DS We have started reading Enid Blyton’s Holiday … Continue reading

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Five Have a Mystery to Solve part 3

In part one I talked about Wilfrid and in part two I talked about how foolish the Five were. Now for part three which will include the nitpicks. George as a boy There are various things to unpick here. Mrs … Continue reading

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My 2022 in books and Blyton

This is my third time of assessing what I read the previous year in a blog post. Every year I set some reading goals. The main one is how many books – I generally start with a goal of 100 … Continue reading

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Monday #511

January is rushing past us, though I  generally still feel like it’s only a week past New Year. Saying that, it feels like winter has dragged on forever (as it always does in January). According to Google meteorological winter ends … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: The Flying Classroom by Erich Kästner, reviewed by Chris

Much as I love Enid Blyton’s stories, and often as I re-read them, my very favourite children’s book is The Flying Classroom by Erich Kästner. It is a Christmas story, which I re-read every Christmas Eve and even now – … Continue reading

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2022 birthday and Christmas present round up

Every year I am lucky to get at least a few Blytonian gifts between my December birthday and Christmas. In fact, each year I am amazed to still get Blytonian gifts as sometimes it feels as if those that know … Continue reading

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Monday #510

For once I have an actual list of posts to write/post and have had to work out the best order to use them. Those should last me for at least a few weeks, then I will likely return to scrambling … Continue reading

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December 2022 round up

What I have read The majority of what I read in December were audiobooks. I did entertain thoughts of finishing various books so that I could start 2023 without anything lingering on my unfinished list but it wasn’t to be. … Continue reading

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Five Have a Mystery to Solve part 2

Last time I talked a bit about the places and people the story was based on and how annoying I find Wilfrid. Now on to more of the plot (perhaps!) Mistakes and foolish decisions I think the reason this is … Continue reading

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Monday #509

We have skipped from Monday #505 straight to Monday #509 as I took an unannounced (and longer than anticipated) Christmas break. Nothing untoward happened – I just had so much on and decided to down tools a bit early. This … Continue reading

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The Five as you have never seen them before part 3

I’ve done a couple of posts already, each showing a few illustrations by Eileen Soper which although look like they could be depicting the Five are in fact from other books entirely. So here’s another one! (Soper was quite prolific … Continue reading

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Monday #505

Winter has really hit here in Scotland. Where I am we’ve had a couple of flurries of snow and consistent sub-zero temperatures which are set to last for the rest of the week. Lots of layers are required to venture … Continue reading

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Five Have a Mystery to Solve

I am now at book 20 of 21! It has only taken a little over four years. But here I am, at the penultimate book, and my second least-favourite of the series. I’m not entirely sure why I think so … Continue reading

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An updated round-up of Christmas posts 2022

It has been a few years since I did one of these posts, and I managed to post quite a few Christmassy things since then.  There’s plenty to visit, or revisit, so I hope this makes up for me not … Continue reading

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Monday #504

We are into December now and there are more and more Christmas trees and lights up, which is nice when it’s dark by 4.30! A Christmas content round up and Five Have a Mystery to Solve “Oh DAAAN!” I have … Continue reading

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November 2022 round up

What I have read I didn’t manage to read an awful lot in November as I was ill for over a week and didn’t read anything at all other than listening to one audiobook. But as I hit my goal … Continue reading

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Monday #503

Here we are in the last week of November already. We didn’t wait for December to put our Christmas tree up. We put it up yesterday which was the first Sunday of Advent. I’m not entirely sure what that means but I … Continue reading

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