Ohhhh, this deal has taken me back to when I was a little girl (and yes I CAN remember that far back, thank you very much!).
My nan used to read Milly-Molly-Mandy stories to me whenever I'd stay overnight at her house, and I adored them.
Milly-Molly-Mandy's real name is Millicent Margaret Amanda which, you have to admit, is an EPIC name; as a result it gets shortened to Milly-Molly-Mandy because everyone thinks it's too much of a mouthful.
The stories are just beautiful - simple and endearing tales of M-M-M's life in the little village she lives in, whether she's running errands for her family, going on picnics, fishing or blackberry picking with her friends.
The blackerry story is about picking the berry kind off prickly brambles - she hasn't nipped in to town, with her friend Susan, to browse around the O2 shop for the latest phone *grin*
Milly-Molly-Mandy stories were first publised over 80 years ago and they are just an absolute JOY to read, and makes you hanker after innocent and simple times.
Thanks to lucerysmum over at HUKD!