On Friday –


Algy perched on the banks of the frozen burn in the bright winter sunshine, and gazed at the strange, spiky shapes of the ice crystals, and the big dark hole in the middle of the stream which the ice seemed unable to reach. As he wondered idly why the hole was round, and not rectangular and jagged like the crystals, he remembered the wonderings of another popular character 🙂

On Monday, when the sun is hot
I wonder to myself a lot:
“Now is it true, or is it not,
That what is which and which is what?”

On Tuesday, when it hails and snows
The feeling on me grows and grows
That hardly anybody knows
If those are these or these are those.

On Wednesday, when the sky is blue,
And I have nothing else to do,
I sometimes wonder if it’s true
That who is what and what is who.

On Thursday, when it starts to freeze
And hoar-frost twinkles on the trees,
How very readily one sees
That these are whose – but whose are these?

On Friday –

Happy Friday everyone… And if you are snowed in this weekend, Algy hopes you will spend a pleasant time watching the hoar frost twinkle on the trees outside, wondering idly about this and that 🙂

[Algy is of course quoting the poem Lines Written by a Bear of Very Little Brain, from Chapter 7 of the children’s book Winnie the Pooh by the early 20th century English author A. A. Milne.]


When Algy woke up the next morning, he found that something most unfortunate had happened to the weather. Algy was not impressed; he felt cold and wet all over. But he was puzzled, and maybe just a wee bit disgruntled. When photos of snowy scenes were posted by his friends on Tumblr, the snow looked crisp and white and sparkling, the sun was shining, and the sky was blue. Somehow it didn’t seem to work quite like that in the West Highlands…

However, there was really very little he could do about it, so he decided to cheer himself up by singing Pooh’s Outdoor Song which Has To Be Sung In The Snow. Algy suggests that if your toes are cold and wet too, you could try singing along to see whether it helps…

          The more it
          The more it
          The more it
          And nobody
          How cold my
          How cold my

[Algy is of course quoting the famous song from Chapter 1, In Which A House Is Built At Pooh Corner For Eeyore, from the book The House At Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne.]