Tag Archives: Christmas

Enid Blyton greetings cards

It’s not too hard to find Blyton-themed birthday cards these days – there are the ones based on the Famous Five for grown-ups books by Bruno Vincent, there are some Noddy ones to be found on popular card websites, and … Continue reading

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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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Adventure at the Christmas Market

As promised here is our Christmas story starring the Famous Five and the Mannering/Trents. 1 Lucy-Ann washed the last of the breakfast dishes and sat them in the drying-rack for Jack to dry them. She glanced up at the ceiling … Continue reading

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Spot the Famous Five’s favourite Christmas songs

You’ll think I have too much time on my hands, but really I don’t! Here is a short story featuring the Famous Five at Christmas – into which I have added several Christmas song titles. How many can you spot, … Continue reading

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Monday #403

Christmas week is finally here, not that it will be much of a Christmas for those who can’t spend it with their loved ones as they had hoped. From this Saturday the whole of mainland Scotland goes into the highest … Continue reading

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Monday #402

Last Monday I said there would be a round up of our Christmas posts this weekend, but as I’ve not published on a Sunday in a while I’m in the habit of thinking my blogging week is done when the … Continue reading

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Monday #401

The fan fiction poll closed last week and it was a draw with the winners being the Famous Five and the Mannering/Trents of the Adventure Series. Stef and I are already trying to come up with ideas on how those … Continue reading

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Monday #400

Our Christmas fan fiction poll closes at 8pm (GMT) tonight, so there’s still time for any last-minute votes. It’s currently a tie between the Famous Five and the Adventure series lot (we didn’t decide what to do if there’s a … 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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Monday #399

In case anyone missed it, last week I posted a warning that the Christmas content was about to begin. I think we all need a bit of festive cheer at the moment! More Christmas stories by Enid Blyton and Cunningham … 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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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