In the wild West Highlands of Scotland, when the Scotch mist really settles in, it hangs around for days… and days… and days…  And in conditions like these it can be difficult to tell where you are, or what day it is, or anything at all. But Algy didn’t mind, really. He perched on a ragged clump of soggy heather, and listened to the tiny, wet sounds of the peat bogs in the mist. He was fascinated by the way that every stem of dry grass held a few transparent beads of water; there were little droplets everywhere, as far as the eye could see. As he became gradually damper and damper, he thought of a poem he had only just discovered:

          When you can see the ground’s breath,
          And the sky goes muggy
          And drops before the world
          Like a perspiring window-glass;
          When beasts and humans creep to cover
          And the steam-boats speak fog-language;
          The farm buildings sit still
          Folding their hands
          As if they hadn’t a thing in the world to do.
          A chimney’s belch smudges into nothing;
          The earth’s breath noses around the roots of trees;
          Heaven-mist seeps through branches
          And wraps the country’s heart.

Algy has been so happy to find some of his kind Tumblr friends on Facebook – a strange new territory that is still unfamiliar to him. If you are on Facebook too, please come and say hello to Algy on his Facebook page. He will try to post to Facebook regularly too, and will interact with his friends there. (Algy’s Facebook posts will not duplicate his Adventures except in special circumstances.)

[ Algy is quoting the poem In Mist by Laura Sherry, who was director of the Wisconsin Players in the 1920s. The poem was published in the magazine Poetry in September 1922. ]

Algy on Facebook

Algy is on Facebook!

Well, Algy is asking for trouble now! After almost 3 years of resisting the monster, Algy has finally succumbed and started his very own Facebook page.

An increasing number of Algy’s friends were asking whether he was on Facebook, and he kept having to say “No” – but now he can say “Yes!”. In addition to letting him connect with Tumblr friends on Facebook, Algy is hoping that it will enable some of his non-Tumblr friends to follow his activities and communicate with him more easily. It will also provide a place where Algy can post updates about his forthcoming books and activities without disrupting his Adventures or spamming your dash 🙂

However, there is a still great deal about Facebook that Algy finds unsatisfactory, not least that it has required him to appear as a fictional character! Algy did think of choosing the category “Public Figure” but decided that it didn’t sound fluffy enough…

Facebook is still very new to Algy, and he doesn’t really understand how it all works, so if you are on Facebook too he would be delighted if you would visit him there. You can post to his timeline – at least, he thinks you can – but all posts will be moderated… at least, he thinks they will. Things may not go entirely smoothly at first :))

All support will be very greatly appreciated xoxo

Algy on Facebook