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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Monday #427

It is now June and finally some sunshine and warmth has arrived! Enid Blyton: The Untold Story by Brian Carter and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 10 ‘So boys are ham-handed, are they?’ said Dick, … Continue reading

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Monday #426

With June almost upon us we have finally seen some warm weather this weekend – though a haar somewhat spoiled the sunshine in coastal areas, typical! May round up and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter … Continue reading

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