Author Archives: Fiona

Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 21.5

As recently promised here is a mini-chapter which loosely follows on from where we left Bill and the children trying to escape Fang Mountain but takes us somewhere else entirely. Chapter 21.5 Entirely unbeknownst to Bill, 1,500 miles away at … Continue reading

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Noddy at the Little Treasures Museum

I think if you go to any British museum for toys or childhood you’ll encounter Noddy. I found several Noddy items at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London, and I wasn’t at all surprised to find plenty at the … Continue reading

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Monday #441

I’m just back from a weeks’ holiday and it has given me quite a few ideas for new content for next few weeks. Noddy at the Little Treasures Museum and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 21

This week was supposed to be a mini-chapter just to keep the story going while I didn’t have the book to hand, but it turns out I forgot to schedule and post chapter 21 last week. So you can have … Continue reading

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Kirrin Holidays Brochure from Travel Blyton

Visit Kirrin, the home of the Famous Five. The place where it all started, where Julian, Dick and Anne met George and Timmy. Where gold ingots were found, kidnapped children were rescued and multiple adventures were had. Visit for a … Continue reading

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Monday #440

It is September and yet the sun is still shining (for now, at least!). Kirrin Holidays brochure from Travel Blyton and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 20.5* (I don’t have The Mountain of Adventure to … Continue reading

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August 2021 round up

August was the month when the schools (and nurseries) went back and social distancing was generally scrapped, leaving us all in a bit of a no-man’s-land where nobody was sure what sort of distancing was polite. What I have read … Continue reading

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Monday #439

That’s us at the end of August now, the end of summer probably, but we can always hope for a little more sunshine! I know that Blyton’s characters always said that food tastes better outdoors, and on a nice sunny … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 20

Last time Bill and Johns flew off with Philip aboard the helicopter. Chapter 20 Philip was overjoyed and looked at Bill with hero’s admiration. He knew that Bill would save them and here he was, doing just that. Bill and … Continue reading

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Chimney Corner Stories part 2

After discovering my Dean edition of Chimney Corner Stories didn’t contain the same stories found in the first edition I wrote quite a bit about that, so here is a review of the remaining stories. Toy stories The three toy … Continue reading

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Monday #438

I feel like I’m running out of things to say on Mondays! I usually fall back on that British classic of the weather – which has been so-so for the time of year, some rain, some sunshine. Brodie went back … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 19

Last time Bill and Johns landed atop the mountain and rescued Philip. Chapter 19 Philip stood in the back of the helicopter, using the heavy wings to balance himself against the sides. Despite his brave face he was absolutely terrified. … Continue reading

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The Island of Adventure – TV tie in novel

A long time ago, before the word lockdown had entered our everyday vocabulary, I borrowed two books from the library. They were The Island of Adventure and The Sea of Adventure, both being novels based on the Cloud 9 TV … Continue reading

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Monday #437

It is the first week of the new school year where I am, the summer holidays have absolutely flown by. We packed tons in, and while I’m quite looking forward to a bit of peace while Brodie is at nursery … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 18

Last time: Bill and Johns went to the airfield and took off in the helicopter heading for Fang Mountain Chapter 18 The flight was not a long one at all, and if it had been done in daylight Bill was … Continue reading

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English Heritage vs Enid Blyton: the rematch

You may remember the outrage in June when English Heritage updated their page on Enid Blyton. I had some thoughts on that, which I shared here. If you missed it, and don’t feel like reading the 1800 words I wrote … Continue reading

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Monday #436

I’m at the end of a week off work now, and we packed a lot in. Now it’s back to normal, or a at least normal for the school holidays during a pandemic. Scotland, as of today, has moved from … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 17

Last time Johns arrived at the farmhouse to assist Bill. Chapter 17 The two men worked and studied the maps of the area through til lunchtime. Bill recounted everything he had found out and every bit of information that he … Continue reading

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July 2021 round up

July brought a heatwave but also some very heavy rain and storms. What I have read I started out well in July but didn’t keep it up. Still, 9 books isn’t bad for during the school holidays! I’m now done … Continue reading

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Monday #435

Well, somehow it is August already! That means Brodie is about to turn 4, the schools go back in a couple of weeks and we are nearing the end of summer. July round up and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery … Continue reading

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