Tag Archives: February

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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February 2018 round up

WHAT FIONA HAS READ I’m on 11 so far for the year – 2 ahead of schedule for my reading challenge! Be Careful What You Wish For (Goosebumps #12) – R.L. Stine The Velveteen Rabbit – Margery Williams Bianco A … Continue reading

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Monday #256

February is nearly over yet it’s colder than ever! Up in Dundee we are forecast for EIGHT DAYS of snow, brrrr! Mischief at Midnight, by Esme Kerr and Blyton on TV Castaway Hill, the home of Smuggler’s Top, Mr Barling, … Continue reading

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Monday #255

Bourne End And Dissecting the Magic of Enid Blyton (by Liam Martin) Hollow Tree House, a tale of two neglected and abused children who run away to live an idyllic – if brief – life in a hollow tree. It’s … Continue reading

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Monday #254

I am trying something new for Mondays as of today! Monday will now feature a few little snippets like quotes, characters or books plus of course the all important ‘what we will be writing’ now known as topics of the week.  … Continue reading

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Monday #253

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Stef’s February 2017 (and more) round up

Whoops, as you probably gathered we have missed the last couple of round ups. Fiona has done her blog and now it’s my turn. WHAT I HAVE READ IN THE PAST FEW MONTHS February – Looking for Captain Poldark – … Continue reading

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