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Get Ready For Christmas As Count Down Begins – 1 Month ++

on November 13, 2020

I remember Noddy the Elf from Enid Blyton days. As an 8 year old, I was an ardent fan of Enid Blyton’s books.

The Famous 5 and Secret 7 series were also another great series of her works.

I learnt about elves, imps and goblins from Enid Blyton and she honed my English skills. She taught me to know of a land of fantasy where fairies and all things related to magic and mystery were.

But with political correctness and activists, Enid was unfortunately labelled as xenophobic, racist or elitist.

I wish people could read the books for the stories it tell and not see these as ugly things or thoughts.

I did not become influenced if any of the allegations were true but instead treasured Enid Blyton for giving me a good English foundation as I read voraciously and moved on to Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and classics like Little Women and other classic tales.

Uncanny look alike! The lad must be proud that he became a model for the elf figure!
2020 will surely end with a lot of criticisms and world’s first for contagious disease, US elections, LIl Red Dot Elections and other catastrophes. I am sure many cannot wait to see 31 December 2020 and herald in a much more better 2021!

11 responses to “Get Ready For Christmas As Count Down Begins – 1 Month ++

  1. scifihammy says:

    Love Noddy on the Voddy! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    I also read all the Enid Blyton books as a kid. Did us no harm whatsoever. I think it’s better to be able to read well!
    Today’s kids? I feel sorry for them!

  2. I didn’t know that Enid Blyton was labelled those things. That is a shame. I also grew up reading her books. I know that some people think they are not well written.

  3. I echo your sentiments about reading for pleasure and not political correctness. It gets so tiring to read these keyboard warriors some days. I so long for the simplicity of life. Hope you are well dear.

    • Garfield Hug says:

      Hi hi…missed your voice. Thanks for dropping by. I am coping. You take careπŸ€—πŸ€—

      • shortage of staff and added patient load has made me dull and tired…LOL! was lovely to catch up with what you have been doing. all the same here. a lot of cooking at home and ordering new foods. Hopefully light at the end of this year. Political turmoil as you would have read is quite ridiculous here! you too dear!

        • Garfield Hug says:

          Aww poor you but understandable with Covid cases. I wish Malaysia has a stable government soon as all the bickering involving King is not good. Yes, I hope too for light at the end of tunnel and world economics improve now that Orange Man is out and with a new leader in Biden, there can be stability too.

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