Tag Archives: Caves

Caves and ruins – the reality

I’ve done two ‘reality’ posts already – one about finding a real-life hollow tree, and another about caves and passages at Auchmithie beach. I was on holiday on the north east coast of Scotland earlier in the month and found … Continue reading

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Caves and secret passages – the reality

Following on from finding a true Hollow Tree House we recently made a trip to Auchmithie beach, which just so happens to be the home of several caves and even a ‘secret’ passage or two. How do they compare to … Continue reading

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Blyton’s homeliest secret homes

There are many sorts of homes in Blyton’s books. Many of them are perfectly average (for the times they were set) rural or village cottages, farms, suburban houses, boarding schools and so on. There are also the slightly more unusual … Continue reading

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The Famous Five 70s Style: Five Go to Billycock Hill

Before I start properly, I want to apologise to everyone because I believe that at the beginning of this series of blogs I said I would review the episodes as they appeared on the collectors’ edition boxed set discs. As … Continue reading

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Five Go Underground by Laura

I was always fascinated by the Famous Five stories that involved caves in some way or another when I read them as a child and again as an adult. And I wasn’t the only one – I used to work … Continue reading

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How every part of my holiday reminded me of Blyton

As I think I’ve mentioned a least a couple of times recently, I was on holiday last week. I didn’t go anywhere exotic, instead I stayed a couple of miles outside a small town (Grantown-on-Spey) in the Cairngorms National Park. … Continue reading

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