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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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Hollow Tree House – the reality

On a day out recently I visited a very old and very hollow tree, and it got me thinking. Hollow Tree House Hollow Tree House is one of my favourite stand-alone stories by Enid Blyton. In it two children – … Continue reading

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Monday #430

I completely failed to post my Hollow Tree House blog yesterday – and in fact when I went to check what had happened later in the day I realised I hadn’t even finished it! (It’s not good to publish posts … Continue reading

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Fan fic Fiday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 12

Last time Bill returned from his first day of investigating and comforted Allie. Chapter 12 Allie stirred the next morning, and was surprised to feel something warm and breathing beside her. She opened her eyes and allowed herself a small … Continue reading

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English Heritage vs Enid Blyton

I’m sure that few Enid Blyton fans have missed the furore over the past week about English Heritage’s website update regarding Enid Blyton. I have seen countless online newspaper articles, individual’s posts and comments and it’s on a couple of … Continue reading

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Monday #429

I’m sure none of you have missed the furore over what English Heritage said about Blyton this week, but I thought I would express my thoughts on it this week anyway, which means it’s going to be a bumper week … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 11

Last time Bill visited a couple of airstrips, looking for evidence of any funny goings on that might be related to the mysterious helicopter that the children saw. Chapter 11 Mrs Evans was still talking as Bill was beginning to … Continue reading

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If you like Blyton: Kidnap in the Caribbean by Lauren St John

Stef and I have both reviewed the first Laura Marlin mystery: Dead Man’s Cove. I borrowed the second book in the series, Kidnap in the Caribbean, ages ago and have finally read it so I thought I would review it … Continue reading

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Monday #428

We are halfway through June now which in Scotland means the schools come off for the summer holidays in two weeks. The weather now actually resembles summer at least some of the time, which is a good sign. If you … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 10

Last time Bill travelled down to Cardiff to meet with an inspector about the suspicious helicopter activity. Chapter 10 The next morning, Bill set out in his car to the first airstrip on his list to do some investigations into … Continue reading

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