Category Archives: Personal Experiences

Birthday and Christmas round up 2020

I’m lucky to have friends and family who know about (if not understand) my love for all things Blyton, and who buy me Blyton-related things for birthdays and Christmases. Here’s my 2020 haul! Corfe castle goodies from Stef’s trip to, … Continue reading

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My 2020 in books and Blyton

Last year I did a sort of round up of my year in books, so I thought I’d do the same again this year. Every year I set some reading goals. The main one is how many books – I … Continue reading

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December 2020 Round Up

At long last we reached the last month of 2020. What I have read I have made an effort to finish things that have been languishing on my currently reading shelf for ages, and I succeeded with one of those, … Continue reading

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November 2020 Round Up

The penultimate month of 2020 is over. I know things won’t immediately get better in 2021 but I know many of us are just sick of 2020 and there is at least some light at the end of the tunnel. … Continue reading

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October 2020 Round Up

My early draft of this post started with ‘this may be the last month that I’m not at work’ and I was right! What I have read I barely read anything in the first part of the month, partly as … Continue reading

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September 2020 Round Up

I can hardly believe that it is autumn already, even though it has felt quite wintry the past week. Not ideal when we are currently not allowed to meet anyone else indoors! I am still on furlough, though what will … Continue reading

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August 2020 Round Up

My work was tentatively supposed to reopen the week beginning the 24th of August but it’s still closed. When it does open it will only be click and collect so I won’t be needed for a while… What I have … Continue reading

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July 2020 Round Up

Last month I said This might be my last full month of [lockdown] before getting to go back to work but we will see! I’m still off work with not even the suggestion of a reopening date, so maybe this … Continue reading

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June 2020 Round Up

This covers week three thousand of the lock down… or something like 10-13 if you’re not using hyperbole. This might be my last full month of it before getting to go back to work but we will see! What I … Continue reading

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May 2020 Round Up

This covers week 5-9 of the lockdown (or weeks 6-10 if, like us, you had a week of isolation on top!). What I have read 14 books this month, making it 73 for the year! If I read a lot … Continue reading

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April 2020 Round Up

We are well into week 5 of lockdown (week 6 if you’re us and had a week of self isolation first…) so this will look a bit different to usual. What I have read What Could Possibly Go Wrong (The … Continue reading

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March 2020 Round Up

I’m not even sure how to introduce this one, this has been quite the month. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many ‘breaking news’ headlines in so short a time. What I have read Thirteen books (so far) isn’t … Continue reading

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February 2020 Round Up

So that’s January and February done – oh for spring! There have been too many storms, too much rain, wind and freezing temperatures for most of us I think. I can’t wait for milder weather. What I have read Eleven … Continue reading

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January 2020 Round Up

It’s the first round up of 2020. I’m always glad when January is over as it can be quite a depressing month once the Christmas decorations come down and everyone’s back at work. It has been particularly cold this year … Continue reading

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My 2019 in books and Blyton

I love stats and looking back on things so I thought I would do a little round up of my year in books. Obviously I’ve listed all my books month-by-month in my monthly round ups but I thought it would … Continue reading

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December 2019 round up

What I have read I reached my target of 100 books in November and finished the year on 119. December’s books: The Cat in the Hat Comes Back – Dr Seuss Christmas Shopaholic (Shopaholic #9) – Sophie Kinsella The Day … Continue reading

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2019 Birthday and Christmas present round up

First I’ll admit that’s a slightly misleading title as I didn’t actually get any Blytonian presents for my birthday this year – gasp! I did get two Blytonian birthday cards, however. There are a few cards out there based on … Continue reading

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November 2019 round up

It’s the penultimate round up of the year already! What I have read I reached my target of 100 books this month! It was helped along by me working through quite a few short books, classic children’s ones that I … Continue reading

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October 2019 round up

The blog turned 7 years old on Tuesday, so happy birthday to us! What I have read I’ve read a lot more this month. I’ve now read 88, so I’m 5 ahead of schedule. Two months left in the year … Continue reading

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September 2019 round up

It’s September now, and judging by the sudden plummet in temperatures, Summer is firmly over! What I have read The Devil Wears Prada – Lauren Weisberger The Well of Lost Plots (Thursday Next #3) – Jasper Fforde When Did You … Continue reading

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