Tag Archives: February

February 2022 round up

February has passed by pretty pretty quickly, even for the shortest month of the year. We are now into March, when the days definitely start to get longer, a little warmer, and hopefully a lot less windy! March is also … Continue reading

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Monday #465

It is almost March now which means the clocks will be going forward, and spring starts! February seems to have gone by very quickly, even for the shortest month of the year. But beyond that, I hope that March brings … Continue reading

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Monday #464

It is back to just me writing this week, and although I was able to come up with two posts fairly easily it has taken me until 11.30pm on Monday night to write this. If I’m lucky I’ll get it … Continue reading

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Monday #463

As with every week I consult my online calendar to see what I have lined up to write, or at least what rough ideas I could choose. Sometimes (like this week) it is done with mild anxiety as I am … Continue reading

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Monday #462

I’m a little bit late again this week, but it’s still Monday at least. I’ve made plans with Stef to watch more Malory Towers this week so that I can get back to reviewing series two, but in the mean … Continue reading

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February 2021 round up

Two months of 2021 are now done and dusted and the light at the end of the tunnel is slowly growing along with the length of the days. What I have read I haven’t read an awful lot this month … Continue reading

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Monday #412

Unfortunately my laptop has gone and died on me this week. I think it’s the harddrive as it’s making funny noises and won’t boot up properly. I’ve booked it in for a repair today, so I will hopefully have it … Continue reading

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Monday #411

We ended up with at least a foot of snow falling in the first few days of last week, snow that’s hung around all week due to the low temperatures. It is supposed to be warm today – up to … Continue reading

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Monday #410

As with every year it seems, February’s weather is worse than the previous winter months put together. So far we’ve had nothing but rain and snow, and we’re still in full lockdown until the start of March at least. Still, … Continue reading

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Monday #409

I was going to say ‘we’re at the end of January’ but I now realise it will be the start of February when this is published. It has probably been a miserable month for a lot of us; cold and … Continue reading

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February 2020 Round Up

So that’s January and February done – oh for spring! There have been too many storms, too much rain, wind and freezing temperatures for most of us I think. I can’t wait for milder weather. What I have read Eleven … Continue reading

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Monday #360

Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Aeroplane chapter 3 and The Naughtiest Girl Continued: The Naughtiest Girl Keeps a Secret A mystified garage mechanic had been called after Enid had made repeated, unsuccessful attempts to start the engine. … Continue reading

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Monday #359

A guide to unnecessary retellings of Blyton’s works and The Famous Five as you’ve never seen them before The wind howled round and shook the tree violently. Something fell from the tree and hit the raging man full on the … Continue reading

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Monday #358

It’s Valentine’s day on Friday! Romance didn’t often feature in Enid Blyton’s books (just look at Bill’s ‘proposal’ to Allie, below), but we’ve written a few romantic stories featuring some of her characters once they’ve grown up. They are: First … Continue reading

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Monday #357

January round up and Macaroons It was a waterfall – but what a big one! It fell from a great height, almost sheerly down the mountainside, and cascaded far below them, fine spray rising high in the air. It wetted … Continue reading

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February 2019 round up

Well, there has clearly been a mix-up behind the scenes here (and I can’t blame anyone but myself!). I’ve just discovered this post lurking in the drafts folder, when it was meant to be published on March 1. Whoops! Seeing … Continue reading

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Monday #308

Enid Blyton’s short stories and February round up “This is a real secret passage. A really proper one. Golly – isn’t it fun!” Brock says what they’re all thinking in The Secret of Cliff Castle. The Mystery of the Burnt … Continue reading

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Monday #307

My top Blyton locations and Five Go Off in a Caravan part 2 To his enormous astonishment he saw two Mr Larkins on the ground. Two faces with straggly beards and shaggy eyebrows and thick glasses looked up at him, blinking in … Continue reading

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Monday #306

A piece of Noddy artwork and Secret Series covers The Second Form at St Clare’s is not, as the title suggests, the second book in the St Clare’s series. Rather, it is the fourth. After three books focussing on the … Continue reading

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Monday #305

  January round up and Five Go Off in a Caravan “Who is he, Jack? Who is the prisoner?” cried Nora impatiently. “Well,” said Jack, turning to them, “he has just spelt out on his fingers that he is Prince … Continue reading

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