Category Archives: Seasonal

Even more of Enid Blyton’s Christmas stories

Blyton wrote so many stories that it’s hardly surprising many of them were Christmas stories.  I have, in the past, written a series of posts covering as much of her Christmas output as I could – covering 1920-1945, 1946-1950 and … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Christmas gift guide 2021

It might just be me but I feel like this post gets a little more difficult to write every year! Perhaps I just got lucky with the first year and there were plenty of good Blyton gifts then, and of … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton’s winters

Winter is firmly here in Scotland. It has been in minus figures most days for the past few weeks, not ideal when our only options for activities outside the house are the garden, walks and playparks. Going for a walk … Continue reading

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More of Enid Blyton’s Christmas stories

You may remember that I’ve written some posts about Blyton’s Christmas stories (as well as crafts and poems) before. I found so many that I had to split them into three posts, one for 1920-1945, one for 1946-1950, and the … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Christmas gift guide 2020

I feel like this gets harder every year! I suppose it does as I don’t reuse products, and rely on either things that have come out in the past year or things I’ve somehow missed. There doesn’t seem to be … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton at New Year

Happy New Year, everyone! Enid Blyton wrote such a wide range of material that it’s hard to find a subject she hasn’t at least touched on. There are, of course, some topics she gave more attention to than others. New … Continue reading

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Christmas bits from Enid Blyton’s magazines

Continuing the theme, I thought I’d have a nosy in the magazines for more Christmassy things. I’ve included some crafts and stories in some other posts but I have some new magazines to look through, and there are other things … Continue reading

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Decorating for Christmas – the Blyton Way

Christmas today is probably quite different from Christmas back in Blyton’s time. There weren’t any plastic trees for a start (though ones made of feathers or brush bristles had been around a while) and while it’s easy to imagine it … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton Christmas gift guide 2019

This year’s gift guide has been a bit harder to put together. Last year there were plenty of new Noddy-related toys and games tied in with the Dreamworks’ Noddy Toyland Detective tv show. This year, however, none of the big … Continue reading

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Remember, remember the fifth of November

Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The gunpowder treason and plot. There is no reason Why the gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Blyton clearly agreed as she featured Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes Night several times in different books, stories and … Continue reading

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Enid Blyton for Halloween?

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but Enid Blyton didn’t really do Halloween. She wrote about most other holidays, but Halloween perhaps wasn’t a big thing in Britain when she was writing. Despite that, here are some Halloween-themed Blyton things! … Continue reading

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