Tag Archives: May

May 2021 round up

Last month I predicted that the weather would turn sunny just as we were allowed to meet indoors again. I was wrong. Not only was it not sunny, it rained. And hailstoned. And rained some more.  What I have read … Continue reading

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Monday #426

With June almost upon us we have finally seen some warm weather this weekend – though a haar somewhat spoiled the sunshine in coastal areas, typical! May round up and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter … Continue reading

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Monday #425

We have had another rainy week – but May is nearly over, and hopefully June will give us some sunshine! Five on a Secret Trail part 3 and Cunningham and Petrov: The Mystery of the Missing Children chapter 8 “Are … Continue reading

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Monday #424

The hail seems to have stopped now, as the temperature has finally risen to a more acceptable 8 or 10 degrees most days. It hasn’t stopped raining, but then this is Scotland! From today we can meet people indoors and … Continue reading

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Monday #423

It has rained pretty much every day the past week, and it’s due to keep on raining for another few days. In fact it has hailstoned on more than one occasion, I think the weather gods have forgotten that it’s … Continue reading

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Monday #422

Well, it’s May now. This time last year we were a couple of months into a lockdown that we didn’t realise would last as long as it has, but at least now it looks like we are on the way … Continue reading

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May 2020 round up

This covers week 5-9 of the lockdown (or weeks 6-10 if, like us, you had a week of isolation on top!). What I have read 14 books this month, making it 73 for the year! If I read a lot … Continue reading

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Monday #373

I am hoping this will be the last week of full lockdown here in Scotland and that by next week we will have just a little more freedom. I am so looking forward to being allowed to travel just a … Continue reading

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Monday #370

I’ve lost track of what week of lockdown we are in now, but I do know that it’s now May. See I might not always know what day it is but I at least know the months! Locked down library … Continue reading

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May 2019 round up

What I have read After taking a bit of a break from the Outlander series in order to read some other things, I’ve gone through two more and I’m now on the eighth book. I’m almost halfway through my hundred … Continue reading

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Monday #320

What Would Julian Do? The religion of Julianity and Mr Galliano’s Circus covers through the years “What sauce to call me Jenny Wren at my age!” Miss Wren would say, but her gentle brown eyes would twinkle, and everyone would … Continue reading

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Monday #319

Letters to Enid volume 4 and Summer Term at Malory Towers The Caravan Family is the first book in what’s sometimes known as the Caravan Family series. In it, Mike Belinda, Ann and Mummy have been living with Granny while … Continue reading

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Monday #318

More Blyton search terms and Five on Kirrin Island Again part 2 One of the questions you so often ask me is about my childhood. You are in the middle of yours. You quite naturally want to know what mine … Continue reading

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May 2018 round up

This is rather belated due to the laptop problems I had this month, but better late than never! WHAT FIONA HAS READ Not as good as last month, but not terrible! The Magic Faraway Tree (reviewed here) Mean Girls – … Continue reading

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Monday #269

More Blyton Search Terms and A-Z of Philip Mannering’s Pets Location of the week is the Five-Find Outers’ local macaroon shop. Not only is it part of the hub of operations in Peterswood, it also serves the nicest macaroons, lemonade … Continue reading

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Monday #268

  A completely un-confusing guide to names in Blyton’s books And Blyton’s funniest animals “I do love the beginning of the summer hols,’ said Julian. They always seem to stretch out ahead for ages and ages.’ ‘They go so nice and … Continue reading

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Monday #267

  Favourite Blyton pets and Names in Blyton’s books and April round up The baby slept soundly. “Will it want a bottle at ten o’clock?” whispered Peter. “And one early in the morning? Most babies do.” They fell asleep. The … Continue reading

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Monday #266

  The Magic Faraway Tree and Blyton’s Top short stories DAI! BOB! TANG! DOON! JOLL! RAFE! HAL! Morgan shouting for his seven dogs at the end of Five Get Into a Fix is one of my favourite moments. The baddies … Continue reading

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May 2017 round up

We are into June now (how?) and so it is time to recap what we have been up to in May. WHAT I READ IN MAY I’ve had a lot going on this month so it hasn’t been a great … Continue reading

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Monday #219

I’m back from my holiday now, and back to work as well (but only for five weeks before my maternity leave starts!). And so here is what we are writing about this week:  

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