Although my memory is not so good today, I can still remember back to
1950 when I used to wait outside the papershop to buy my 'Sunny Stories'. From
then on I was an avid Enid Blyton fan reading and collecting anything
written by her. As previously mentioned I even received a letter from
her after sending in my illustrations.
When the Sunny Stories series stopped, Enid had her own Magazine called
'Enid Blytons magazine' and I became a member of her 'Busy Bees' Club.
When I was about 10 I arranged a 'back yard' variety show with some
school friends and we raised £3.00 in pennies (which was a lot of money
then) for the Busy Bees club. I remember doing a George Formby routine
with a frying pan as a ukelele - I reckon this must have been what
gave me a taste of things to come. We had a mention in her magazine
(I would love a copy of this mag if anybody out there has one!) I
was amazed when looking on ebay recently, to come across a copy of
Sunny Stories - and here it is!