Just a quick post as piles of washing await after our very sunny weekend in Bournemouth. I had a lovely time, eating ice cream, engineering a draw at crazy golf (to preserve my pride and prevent the boyfriend from becoming grumpy) and swimming in the sea. I even did quite a bit of reading which I hope I'll blog about in due course.
However, the highlight of the trip was on the way down, when we stopped at Corfe Castle and then Lullworth Cove. The former is Enid Blyton's inspiration for the castle on Kirrin Island in Five on a Treasure Island and the latter is the inspiration for the bay which the five sail to the island from. It was all exactly how one might imagine it, as far as Blyton ever goes into any detail. I spent the whole of Friday desperate to reread Five on a treasure island, which unfortunately is in storage, and desperate to get myself a copy of Stoney's biography of Blyton, which I read a while ago but now want to own!
Unfortunately I only have pictures of my boyfriend at these wonderful locations, so you'll have to google for an image...
Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley
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