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If mumsnetters were all Enid Blyton characters....

(152 Posts)
welliemum Tue 06-Mar-07 01:55:15

.... what would we post about?

Chat: My children have just been kidnapped again by international jewellery thieves. I do hope they are rescued in time for tea.

Behaviour/development: My daughter is athletic, assertive and extremely capable at everything she sets her hand to. I am so worried about her. How can I get her to wear a dress and simper like her darling cousin Anne?

Style: I have a super hat. It's blue with a bell on top. I'm thinking of teaming this with a red jumper and a yellow scarf, any thoughts?

nikkie Wed 07-Mar-07 12:37:56

DarrelRivers that was me too!
I used to do those chalenges at the library , how many books can you read this holidays and used to have to keep going back for more sheets

Whizzz Tue 06-Mar-07 22:09:33

had to Google to find out the name of the country bloke !! Tammylan !?

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DarrellRivers Tue 06-Mar-07 21:52:48

Ohh yes Lone pine 5, i read a few of those too, but still loved EB the most
We did a sponsored read at school when I was 10 and everyone else read 5 or 6 book and I read 40 or so I think
I don't think i spoke or had any friends but I was allowed to get 9 books out of the library a week , as it was the only way to keep me quiet

FloatingInSpace Tue 06-Mar-07 21:51:39

oh yes Cherry Tree Farm, had forgotten that one too!
<sigh> I so wish we hadn't got rid of them all! I think I need to take a trip to the library soon...

idlemum Tue 06-Mar-07 21:50:17

Remember enjoying EB in the 1960's but then discovered the wonderful Malcolm Saville's 'Lone-Pine 5' adventures. Way better ! Mind you I would probably discover if I read them again with my dd that they are very un-pc too.

Dior Tue 06-Mar-07 21:40:12

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nikkie Tue 06-Mar-07 21:39:53

Isn't it Rick not Dick in the Faraway tree now?

welliemum Tue 06-Mar-07 21:36:49

Special Needs: What is the wittiest thing your children have said to a SN child recently?

welliemum Tue 06-Mar-07 21:32:04

PMSL at MB - the Queen of MN "alternative universe" threads.

Dior Tue 06-Mar-07 21:15:03

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Blandmum Tue 06-Mar-07 21:13:09


I'm very happy living with big ears, but I think he keeps going to Goblin parties. What should I do?

DarrellRivers Tue 06-Mar-07 21:09:20

Everytime that Kirrin Island is mentioned I think of xenia, maybe her children all disappear on a rowing boat in the school hols and have jolly adventures

Dior Tue 06-Mar-07 21:08:33

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Dior Tue 06-Mar-07 21:08:01

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RubyRioja Tue 06-Mar-07 21:07:44


I have gifted a small island to my daughter George to avoid inheritance tax liability. Does anyone know if this means she can stop her father working there outside term time. Do we need some kind of liability insurance?

Dior Tue 06-Mar-07 21:07:21

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Blandmum Tue 06-Mar-07 21:05:36

Dio, the five findouters and dog series. Had a comic policeman call PC Goon

Whizzz Tue 06-Mar-07 21:05:26

And the Children of Cherry Tree farm - where the kids made friends with a strange country bumpkin who told them all about nature!
I can still remember how to identify a stoat thanks to that book !

Greensleeves Tue 06-Mar-07 21:05:14

That was the Five-Find-Outers

I loved those books until I read the one where Mr Goon has his dim nephew Ern to stay and ends up caning him and making him cry. It was quite frightening really

I say again, she had a problem.

Blandmum Tue 06-Mar-07 21:04:56

Shit greesleeves, I can't belive that I remembered that. To think there is a part of my brain that can't do bloody useful things like remember where I put my car keys, because it is busy remembering that some one was cruelly called Smellisande in and E blyton book. FFS!

DrMarthaMcMoo Tue 06-Mar-07 21:04:00

MIL dug out some of dh's old Famous Five books for ds1 a couple of years ago and I had to do some swift improvisation in places when I was reading them to him. One I remember was about the children hiding in a railway tunnel and getting covered in soot - they were "black as n......" I was quite shocked - this was a copy from the mid 70s, so not that old really.

Dior Tue 06-Mar-07 21:03:48

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Greensleeves Tue 06-Mar-07 21:03:01

LOL yes, it was awful wasn't it

I can think of a few MNers who are just like her

DarrellRivers Tue 06-Mar-07 21:02:55

Ah yes Smellisande

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