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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fan fic Friday: Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 9

Last time Bill headed into Merthyr Tydfil to have a talk with the local police. Chapter 9 Bill was soon in his car and on his way to Cardiff. The drive took less time than he had expected it to, … 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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Five on a Secret Trail part 3

Yet again a Famous Five review has run to three parts – and that’s without dedicating a whole post to one character! Here you’ll finally find the comments and nitpicks. Some general comments I’ve decided that this one isn’t a … Continue reading

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Monday #425

We have had another rainy week – but May is nearly over, and hopefully June will give us some sunshine! Five on a Secret Trail part 3 and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 8 “Are … Continue reading

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Monday #424

The hail seems to have stopped now, as the temperature has finally risen to a more acceptable 8 or 10 degrees most days. It hasn’t stopped raining, but then this is Scotland! From today we can meet people indoors and … Continue reading

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Monday #423

It has rained pretty much every day the past week, and it’s due to keep on raining for another few days. In fact it has hailstoned on more than one occasion, I think the weather gods have forgotten that it’s … Continue reading

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Monday #422

Well, it’s May now. This time last year we were a couple of months into a lockdown that we didn’t realise would last as long as it has, but at least now it looks like we are on the way … Continue reading

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Monday #421

We’ve had a week of mostly lovely weather, so I’ve been making the most of it before I return to work this week. The Naughtiest Girl continued: Well Done, the Naughtiest Girl! and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the … Continue reading

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Monday #420

Since my last Monday post not only has the weather suddenly improved (most likely temporarily, of course, as this is Scotland), but some of our restrictions have been lifted earlier than anticipated. This means we can meet in slightly larger … Continue reading

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