Tag Archives: August

August 2021 round up

August was the month when the schools (and nurseries) went back and social distancing was generally scrapped, leaving us all in a bit of a no-man’s-land where nobody was sure what sort of distancing was polite. What I have read … 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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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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Monday #387

My library opens this week! I already have a wish list so I hope I can get a click and collect appointment. Not that I don’t have a ton of my own books to read, and half a dozen unread … Continue reading

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Monday #386

I think my library will be opening again this week, but with limited staffing offering a click/call and collect service. That means I won’t be back yet but I can perhaps get some new books! Malory Towers on TV: a … Continue reading

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Monday #385

Another week where I’m not back at work, so I thought we’d have three posts for a change. Five Have a Wonderful Time and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Agent chapter 6 and Lego Blyton: The Secret … Continue reading

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Monday #384

Tomorrow is the 123rd anniversary of Enid Blyton’s birth. There is still quite a lot of Brodie’s birthday cake left so I will eat a piece for Enid tomorrow (any excuse!). Malory Towers on TV: Episode 13 and my thoughts … Continue reading

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Monday #383

I’m not going to mention the L word. I’ve said it enough over the last several months. Instead I’ll mention how Brodie has learned to say Noddy while playing with his Noddy figure and car. “Noddy car!” “Noddy house, snack!” … Continue reading

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August 2019 round up

It’s September now, and judging by the sudden plummet in temperatures, Summer is firmly over! What I have read I did quite well even though I didn’t read much the week I was on holiday. I spent several evenings in … Continue reading

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Monday #334

On my bookshelf part 4 and Letters to Enid part 13 Fancy – you never would clean Daddy’s bicycle for him when he asked you to. I suppose it’s because you’ll get a shilling from Mr. Fraser – and Mummy … Continue reading

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Monday #333

11 Things I’ve learned about camping from Enid Blyton and Letters to Enid volume 12 Heyho for a starry night and a heathery bed. Jack doesn’t ask for much on their Secret Island, just a comfortable bed and no rain! … Continue reading

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Monday #332

Letters to Enid volume 11 and On my bookshelf, part 3  They go so nice and slowly at first. Then they start to gallop. Anne Kirrin on holidays in Five Go Off in a Caravan. In the Fifth at Malory … Continue reading

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Monday #331

This Sunday is the 11th of August, and that’s the day I’m holding Brodie’s birthday party as he turns 2 this week! It is also Enid Blyton’s birthday so we will celebrate for her too. July round up and Blyton … Continue reading

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August 2018 round up

WHAT I HAVE READ Ten books means I’ve gone well over my target for the year, so I’ve increased it from 52 to 80! Poor Stainless (The Borrowers 4.5) – Mary Norton Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander #2) – Diana Gabaldon … Continue reading

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Monday #282

The Secret Island audio review and Demon’s Rocks holidays, 2018 The Enchanted Wood is the first book in the Faraway Tree series, featuring Jo, Fanny and Bessie. The children move to a cottage near a mysterous wood, and in it … Continue reading

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Monday #281

Blyton’s strangest homes, part 2 and Miss Greyling’s Girls, the failures The Caravan Family starts an exciting life for Belinda, Mike and Ann, when their parents buy to caravans for the family to live in. They do them up nicely … Continue reading

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