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Monday #279

Five Go Down to the Sea part 3 and Lego Blyton: Five on a Hike Together and Locked down library displays weeks 12 and 13 I considered doubling back and seeing if I could listen in, but I figured that … Continue reading

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Malory Towers on TV episodes nine and ten

Malory Towers went on the iPlayer very early in the lock down, so early April and here I am just getting to episodes nine and ten (of thirteen). I know a lot of people binged it but I watch two … Continue reading

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Monday #278

I am usually scrambling about for blog ideas but at the moment I seem to have far too many, even with posting three times a week! I am having to have a break between lock down displays on Sundays to … Continue reading

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Monday #277

Lego Blyton and Conquering the Castle chapter 5 and Locked down library displays weeks 10 and 11 “I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — … Continue reading

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Locked down library displays weeks 8 and 9

I’m getting this one organised in advance so hopefully I won’t forget to schedule it this week! Here’s what I did for my displays in weeks 8 and 9 of the lockdown. Day #50 Enid Blyton reference edition The caption … Continue reading

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Monday #276

I almost forgot about the displays post last week, but realised at around 9pm Sunday (only 12 hours late!) that although I had written it all I had forgotten to schedule it. Hopefully I do better this week, but I’m … Continue reading

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Monday #275

It’s June, but it feels like a not at all warm March which is not great if you want to meet with people outside. Blankets have been needed on more than one occasion and couple of meet ups have been … Continue reading

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Fan fic Friday: Conquering the Castle, A St Andrews Story, chapter 2

Read chapter one here. Chapter 2 And so they found themselves at the castle entrance, paying their sixpences to the woman inside the wooden hut. Julian insisted on handing over a shilling for himself and Sally, and Anatoly then insisted … Continue reading

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Monday #274

Looking at the schedule I keep online, and comparing it to what I’ve actually posted, something has gone a bit awry. Somehow I a) forgot to finish and publish the lockdown display post number 4 last week, b) didn’t do … Continue reading

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Five Go Down to the Sea

We have reached another of my favourites with book #12, this came fourth in my definitive (personal) rankings of the 21 books. [It has just come to my attention two weeks later that I accidentally skipped book #11, Five Have … Continue reading

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Monday #273

I am hoping this will be the last week of full lockdown here in Scotland and that by next week we will have just a little more freedom. I am so looking forward to being allowed to travel just a … Continue reading

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Monday #272

Don’t ask me what week of lockdown we are into now, I don’t know and honestly I don’t care to know. Time has lost all meaning at the moment. I’m just trying to take each day and week as they … Continue reading

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Monday #271

A change to the usual schedule for the moment. I know that children had to wait almost a whole year from the start of a serialised novel in Enid Blyton’s magazine to the final chapter but this is the internet … Continue reading

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Monday #270

I’ve lost track of what week of lockdown we are in now, but I do know that it’s now May. See I might not always know what day it is but I at least know the months! Locked down library … Continue reading

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Five on a Hike Together part 2

Last time I left off just as the Julian decides that they are going to visit Two Trees and Gloomy Water to see if they can find Saucy Jane (but avoid Maggie who Knows).  The adventure begins We are a … Continue reading

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Monday #269

Five on a Hike Together part 2 and April round up If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. – Oscar Wilde I’m an avid re-reader, and not … Continue reading

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Monday #268

Locked down library book displays and Fan Fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 7 “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home.” … Continue reading

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Monday #267

Blyton by others: Game books and Five on a Hike Together Following on from last week’s non-Blyton quote – here’s another one about the joys of reading. “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at … Continue reading

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Monday #266

Malory Towers on TV: Episodes 3&4 and Fan fic Friday Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 6 “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” ― Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake Not a Blyton … Continue reading

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Monday #265

I’ve rather lost track of the days but I think it’s Monday now! Blyton’s best jokes and pranks and March round up As you know I’ve been watching the CBBC adaptation of Malory Towers. I’ve also discovered there is a … Continue reading

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