The picnicky settings, not the food, make Enid Blyton’s meals magical

by Rashmee

Posted on July 28, 2015


We’ve previously discussed the industrial gunk our parents and grandparents ate, with their aspic moulds and frankfurter casseroles. Click here for my blog on the subject.  Now, consider the sort of rubbish consumed by the family of fictional children produced by Enid Blyton: Potted meat sandwiches Tongue sandwiches Anchovy paste Tinned sardines in tomato sauce … Continue reading “The picnicky settings, not the food, make Enid Blyton’s meals magical”

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The new island near Tonga might be like the virgin earth, at the dawn of time

by Rashmee

Posted on March 18, 2015


The first photographs of a newly formed island in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Tonga, reminded me of the magic of islands. Those of us who did not live on an island, set sail for them through Enid Blyton’s Adventurous Four. When Tom, Jill and Mary and their raggedy fishing friend Andy went … Continue reading “The new island near Tonga might be like the virgin earth, at the dawn of time”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK