Author Archives: Fiona

Monday #446

After a year and a half of not being able to go on holiday we’ve had two in two months. I am writing this from a little house in Aviemore, but by the time it goes live we will be … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 25

Last time Meier and Erlick attempted to capture the escapees, but the escapees captured them instead. Chapter 25 “Wipe your feet! Pooh! Gah!” came the sudden cackle from Kiki, to fill the sudden silence. She started one of her dreadful … Continue reading

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The Bom Annual

As I mentioned before, when on holiday I bought a copy of the Bom Annual for the princely sum of £1. This is my very first Bom book of any kind – and so I know almost nothing about him. … Continue reading

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Monday #445

Last October I was writing about how it would be my last month of full furlough. I was right and also wrong, as although I went back to work in November, I was back on furlough January to March. This … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 24

Last time the escapees met up with Johns and Philip and attempted to evade the Alsatian pack. Chapter 24 The first dog, panting heavily, was leaping through the water towards them. “Go on! Get them! Find them!” Meier was shouting, … Continue reading

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September 2021 round up

In September we finally got to go away on our three-times rearranged holiday and we were lucky to have really good weather! What I have read I didn’t read a lot – I took my Kindle on holiday and attempted … Continue reading

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Monday #444

This is the first post for October – the month where it gets colder, darker, the clocks go back and where Halloween comes at the end. As of this week I return to my normal hours at work – so … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 23

Last time Bill and the children finally made it to the bottom of the ladder. Now, for freedom? Chapter 23 As they moved Bill said “If only those wretched dogs don’t find us! Philip’s told me about them and how … Continue reading

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Caves and ruins – the reality

I’ve done two ‘reality’ posts already – one about finding a real-life hollow tree, and another about caves and passages at Auchmithie beach. I was on holiday on the north east coast of Scotland earlier in the month and found … Continue reading

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Monday #443

This is going up slightly later than usual as I failed to remember to write this on Sunday evening as I normally do. So here I am, a day late, writing this and at the same time wondering what I … Continue reading

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Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 22

The last chapter took us on a brief trip across Europe to see what Anatoly was up to. Before that, Bill and the children were on their way down the ladder in an attempt to escape Fang Mountain. Chapter 22 … Continue reading

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The Adventure Series on the Nintendo DS

You may remember that way back at Christmas 2019 I got a Flips Nintendo DS game of The Adventure Series. My DS tends to live in a drawer at the back of the living room cupboard, in a plastic drawer … Continue reading

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Monday #442

I’m still working on all those ideas that my holiday gave me, one of which will be up this week. Meanwhile the weather is turning cooler and wetter, though we’ve had a couple of warm sunny days, and the leaves … Continue reading

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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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