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Eleven things I’ve learned about camping from Enid Blyton

I’m on holiday this week, so I’ve managed to prewrite a few things to keep the blog going while I’m away. I’m not actually camping, though. In fact, here’s a secret: I’ve never gone camping. Ever. I like electricity and … Continue reading

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Autumn Reads

The days are starting to get a little shorter and colder now, after a glorious summer. Soon the leaves will be turning and falling, and it will be perfect curl-up-with-a-book season, so I thought I would put together a list … Continue reading

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Top 11 Famous Five moments

I’ve written plenty about the Famous Five, including putting the whole series into order from my most favourite to least favourite. And now I’ve decided to list my ten favourite moments from the series. Being 21 books long I can’t … Continue reading

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Monday #262

The Magic Faraway Tree and  Funniest Moments from the TV series Gloomy Water, of Two Trees. Gloomy Water. Saucy Jane. And Maggie knows as well, fame. Gloomy Water is a, well, gloomy-looking lake in front of the burnt-out shell of what was … Continue reading

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Putting the Famous Five in Order, part 2

THE TRICKY PART – 18 MORE TITLES As I said at the beginning of my previous post, I had in the past loosely grouped them into ‘most favourites’ ‘middling favourites’ and ‘least favourites’, so perhaps that’s a good place to … Continue reading

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Famous Five 70s Style: Five on a Hike Together

For those of you who are avid and regular readers of the blog, you all probably know my favourite Famous Five novel is Five on a Hike Together and the adaptations on to screen are the most scrutinized due to … Continue reading

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My Christmas present round up

This year was one of the poorest for Blyton offerings in my house. In fact the lowest number of my presents to date were Blyton themed. However, I still have some pieces to share with you, though bar one, they … Continue reading

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My favourite Enid Blyton quotes

This post was inspired by an article on the Guardian site: Six of the best Enid Blyton quotes which was published in honour of Enid Blyton’s birthday this year. Two of the quotes were no surprise as they are always floating … Continue reading

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Stef’s six favourite Blyton books

So Fiona did her favourite six books for you last week and I promised I would do the same this week, so here goes. It is quite hard doing six! That sixth favourite was quite a hard choice to make. … Continue reading

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Fiona’s six favourite Enid Blyton Books

I was rather stuck for a post this week as I didn’t want to subject you all to Noddy too many weeks in a row. This post was Stef’s idea as I hadn’t thought of anything myself and she assures … Continue reading

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Famous Five 90s Style: Five on a Hike Together

So as you’re aware we’ve had a bit of a shift about with the blogs this week, it will come as no surprise to you that its left to me to entertain you this Sunday. Earlier in the week I … Continue reading

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Five on a Hike Together: An exciting dramatised adventure

Stef was kind enough to send me this so I could review it this week, as I was out of ideas really. It’s the free CD that came with the Daily Telegraph, and as far as I can tell it … Continue reading

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How to make canvas wall art

I got crafty again last year and made Stef another Christmas present, another Famous Five themed one. It wasn’t actually what I had originally intended to do, but I hadn’t been able to find an important component of my original … Continue reading

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Series Synopsis: The Famous Five Books 10-12

This is part four of the series of Famous Five posts. If you’ve not yet read these three books you might find this gives away some things you didn’t want to know, so read on at your own peril. FIVE … Continue reading

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