I've also now read your Barney mystery, Julie, and enjoyed it very much! I hadn't read it before as I was writing mine, but now I've finished writing mine I was ok to read it without being influenced!
Brilliant story as always and I love the passage and the night time adventures!
And Daisy - enjoyed your first chapter of the Secret Seven's Autumn Adventure!
'Oh voice of Spring of Youth
hearts mad delight,
Sing on, sing on, and when the sun is gone
I'll warm me with your echoes
through the night.'
(E. Blyton, Sunday Times, 1951)