Friday, August 14, 2009

Fabbo Friday and A GIFT TO SHARE

This was a surprise gift that the Scribe picked up along King Street, for Daisy and I to share during the week. He knows we are both huge Enid Blyton fans and this is an old record of Noddy stories read by none other than Enid herself.

Daisy loves it and has listened to it several times already. It was such a lovely surprise treat but I can foresee a time when Daisy and I are going to have quite a wrangle over whose Enid Blyton books and toys belong to who! The Scribe has already predicted Daisy will outgrow it all before I do, so we will see...

Busy, busy, busy in Little Brick cottage. I have a couple of writing deadlines. This weekend is quite a literary one for me as I have Jack Heath's book launch to attend on Friday I have also been busy organizing a craft group in inner-city Sydney. We are modelling ourselves after Pip Lincolne's fabbo Brown Owls in Melbourne.

If you live near the Newtown area and would like to join in then give me an email. We are looking at local Newtown places for our meet up. If you're a beginner, don't panic. I am totally pants at it all but dead keen to learn. We will be doing crochet, knitting, sewing and whatever your crafty heart pants after.

Enjoy your weekend and hope it filled with sublime, ordinary moments, relaxation and loads of fabbo colourful stories!


  1. we do share a few of the same loves, firstly Spag Bol would be my favourite comfort food too. I adore Enid Blyton as well. I have some from childhood which now my girls have enjoyed and we love Noddy too even though my girls are 10 and 16. I have the Noddy books on my shelf so I guess your Scribe is right, you will like Noddy longer! Isobel and I adore Golden Books, we both collect them and it's funny, we fight over them, so we usually work who gets which ones, luckily I am happy to take the wrecked ones to reuse, but I have a lot I can't bare to cut in to.

  2. I have not heard of Enid Blyton before. I must check the stories out!

    Good luck with your writing deadlines. Wish you the best.

    Have a good weekend. (hugs) :)

  3. Hi Linda, I love the old Golden books as well! They are getting so expensive in Sydney op shops to buy! When I think of what my mother used to throw out! And of course I love the old Ladybirds.
    Amelia, thanks for your good wishes on the deadlines. I am sure you would love Enid Blyton! xx

  4. Have a wonderful weekend Josephine, xv.

  5. Are those stories about gnomes? I still adore children's tales as well.

  6. Congratulations Josephine! You are the winner of the Paris Petite Brooch on giveaway! Just send your details to me at and I will pop it in the mail for you! Have a lovely day!

  7. Rose Red, there are gnomes in a lot of Enid's stories. They are filled with magical beings and creatures and totally wonderful in every way possible.
    Sophie, that is a lovely surprise to win one of your delightful brooches and the Paris one no less! Many thanks! xx


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