Tag Archives: Christmas

Monday #351 – Merry Christmas!

Christmas is finally here! This will be the only post this week, as I’m taking the rest of the week off to celebrate and eat too much. (After I’ve cleaned and tidied and wrapped etc!) I’ll be back on Monday … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Eileen Soper at Christmas

It’s no secret that Eileen Soper is my favourite Blyton illustrator. She is best known for her work on the 21 Famous Five books, both the covers and internal illustrations, but she also illustrated lots of short story collections, a … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Illustrations and artwork | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Monday #350

Last week before Christmas! Eileen Soper at Christmas and Five Fall Into Adventure part 2 There were trees about three feet high, just big enough for a small nursery. Then there were rows of bigger trees, whose branches could take … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Seasonal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Monday #349

Christmassy bits from Enid Blyton’s Magazine and Letters to Enid 19 Hallo, hallo, here’s Santa Claus, He’s come to see you all because To-morrow’s Christmas Day! So bring the ducks and bears and gollies, Motor-cars and books and dollies, Crackers … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

An updated round-up of Christmas posts 2019

We’ve done this once before but have written a lot since then – so here’s a new guide to all our Christmassy posts from the past six years. (I had written this ready to go up in December 2018, but … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Crafts, Seasonal | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Monday #347

Thursday is the 51st anniversary of Enid Blyton’s death. We have done a special post in the past to mark the occasion but I haven’t anything planned this year, as I write something every week that I hope shows the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Rate this:

Posted in Purchases, Seasonal, Toys and Games | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Monday #346

I did warn you last week: The Christmas posts are starting from now! (There are less than six weeks to go, you know.) Christmas gift guide 2019 and If you like Blyton: The Harveys See it Through by Phyllis Gegan … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

2018 Birthday and Christmas present round up

As always I got spoiled for my birthday and Christmas. Every year my nearest and dearest manage to come up with something Blyton-y to give me, so here’s what they did this year. 1. Enid Blyton t-shirt How often do … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Personal Experiences | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

December 2018 round up

We are in 2019 if you can believe it, so this is the last 2018 round up chronicling what I got up to in December. What I have read My total number of books was 98 for the year, so … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Personal Experiences | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Inscriptions in books 4: Books given with love

These are some of my favourite types of inscriptions – ones where a book is given as a gift. There are lots of lucky children here, given books by their aunties, uncles, parents and possibly even friends. There are books … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Personal Experiences, Purchases | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What would Enid Blyton’s characters be unwrapping for their Christmas?

When I wrote my Enid Blyton Gift Guide I started wondering what the children in her books would be unwrapping on Christmas day. It was a very different world in the 1940s, 50s and 60s especially in the idyllic bubble … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Characters | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Monday #298

Just one more week until Christmas! What would Blyton’s characters get for Christmas? and Inscriptions in books: books given with love It is no good going down a factory chimney, because there are never any children below with stockings to … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Enid Blyton Christmas gift guide 2018

The Enid Blyton brand has really been growing lately, with ‘new’ books coming out and there have been some tie-in products over the last few years as well. Here’s a guide of what to get for your Blyton-loving friends and family, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Purchases, Toys and Games | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Another Blyton Christmas

I am lucky every year that I receive some Blyton goodies. I asked for a few of them this year, but also got a surprise. THE FAMOUS FIVE COLOURING BOOK So as you can see, I got the Famous Five … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Personal Experiences | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Merry Christmas

As you may be aware Monday was Christmas day, so we didn’t post a blog then, but in the interest of spending Christmas with our loved ones, and Fiona enjoying her first Christmas with Brodie, we’re staying off the blog … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blog talk | Tagged | 1 Comment

Blyton’s Winter Reads – A Reblog

It has been about five years since I presented you with the blogs detailing the books that Enid Blyton wrote that could be considered as wintry books. I thought perhaps, as the weather’s taken a turn for the worse, we … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Reading Recommendations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Blytonian Presents

Every year I get spoiled on my birthday and at Christmas (the two days being only ten days apart) and every year I then show off what I got that’s Blyton-related. This year is no different! 1. Five Go Gluten … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Crafts, Personal Experiences | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments