Category Archives: Nature

Old Thatch: Come rain, come shine

Ok, I know you’ve already had a Bourne End blog off me for Spring where the weather was delightfully warm and sunny, but bear with me. Last time, I did not visit the beautiful gardens at Old Thatch because they were … Continue reading

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October Flowers

So this is my last flowery post! We have come full circle in Enid Blyton’s Nature Lovers’ Book and my poor copy is looking rather worse for wear. (I think I’m going to have to replace it! It’s that poorly!) So here we … Continue reading

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The Spider’s Web – A poem by Enid Blyton

I know I promised you a proper post; a review of The River of Adventure, but I’ve been under the weather all week and spent Saturday in bed instead of at work. So, I’ve decided not to tax my sluggish … Continue reading

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The feelings of Old Thatch from 4th August 2013

Ducking under the lych gate of Old Thatch almost makes you feel like you’re entering another, more magical world. Whatever the weather the magical feel of this garden does not disappoint. Once under the lych gate you are surrounded by high … Continue reading

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September Flowers

So we’re in September already, and we’re almost into the second week! Whoa now where has the year gone? The blog is almost ONE whole year old! Now that is a scary thought! Anyway, that’s a whole different blog. Hopefully … Continue reading

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August Flowers

Gosh it seems only yesterday I was tapping away at the computer to give you July’s flowers, and now we’re almost at the end of August! Blimey! Where has the time gone? Never mind, lets get on shall we? August … Continue reading

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The Ladybird – A poem by Enid Blyton

I am a terrible person and a worse blogger. At about 11 o’clock last night I realised I didn’t have  blog written for this week, (my excuse, if anyone is interested, is I was writing fanfic) and I couldn’t stay … Continue reading

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July Flowers

I know, I’m a little late once again for these flowers, but you would be surprised at what gets pushed back and back when you have lots more good ideas. Anyway, here we are: July Flowers from Enid Blyton’s Nature … Continue reading

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June Flowers

More flowers now to brighten up your month. Let’s hope we get some good weather for you to go searching for them! Broom: The yellow broom makes a brave show when the bush is completely covered with bright-yellow, sweet-pea-like flowers. … Continue reading

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May Flowers

We’ve had some perfect weather for flowers, warm and wet with a dash of sunshine! So let’s get looking shall we? It’s definitely time to start looking for those flowers! And with that said, these are the flowers you need … Continue reading

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Bourne End: A May Day walk

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer! In the glorious sunshine on May Day (May 1st) I convinced my friend Catherine to come for another Bourne End walk with me. It’s basically my spring Bourne End blog but because … Continue reading

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Another Monday

Monday comes around far too quickly doesn’t it? And we’re so close to the end of April that it doesn’t seem possible. At least we’ve had some much improved and decent weather this week. Such good weather in fact that … Continue reading

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Spring into Monday

It would seem that spring has sprung at last! We’ve had some sunshine (and rain, and wind but that’s not important) the birds are out and chirping all day long, the daffodils and crocuses are out and we’re starting to … Continue reading

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April Flowers

I suspect that this year the flowers may be a little late in blooming, with the cold weather and so many snow flurries so late in the year. So let’s see if you can spot any of these beautiful flowers … Continue reading

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March Flowers

Brought to you once more from Enid Blyton’s Nature Lover’s Book. This month’s flowers are a bit more jolly and there are a lot more of them to tell you about. In my first edition the March flowers cover two … Continue reading

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February Flowers

Once again, I bring you a list of February Flowers from Enid Blyton’s Nature Lover’s Book. Over the previous four months we have brought you November, December and January Flowers. I hoped you all enjoyed those blogs because now you … Continue reading

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A winter walk at Bourne End

When I mentioned my trip to Bourne end Fiona asked me: “Are you going to do a blog for each season?” I said: “Maybe.” I guess in a way I was telling the truth! Last Monday I woke up to … Continue reading

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January Flowers

Like the December flowers list, I’m sure you’re once again wondering what flowers could be out in this cold dreary British January, well bear with me: we shall soon know which flowers can be found! Once again, taken from “Enid … Continue reading

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The Children of Cherry Tree Farm, part 1

by Aaron Bassett The Children of Cherry Tree Farm was first published in 1940 by Country Life and was illustrated by Harry Rountree.The story opens up with three bored children, Rory, Sheila and Benjy, gazing out onto a busy London … Continue reading

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December Flowers

Last month we brought you November Flowers from Enid Blyton’s Nature Lover’s Book so naturally we are following up with December’s Flowers. I know, I can hear you saying “flowers… flowers in December? You must be pulling my leg!”  however, it’s true … Continue reading

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