Algy discovered that today is International Literacy Day. As most of his Tumblr friends know, Algy is very fond of books, so to celebrate this special day he settled down in the Marram grass for a happy hour or two of quiet reading – that is, after he had composed a quick ditty in honour of the day:

If you are left alone at times
When no-one wants to play,
A book is perfect company
To while the hours away.

So when everything is boring
And you yearn for something new,
Just find yourself a story book
With tales of derring-do.

If you are seeking knowledge
But don’t know where to turn,
Then look inside a weighty tome
And you will quickly learn.

So if life is simply baffling
And all is mystery,
Search through a venerable book
And you may find the key.

If stress is wearing down your mind
Or work is all frustration,
Pick up a soothing book of verse
For rest and relaxation.

And on days when you feel sad and blue
Or worries grow and niggle,
Just open up a funny book
And you will start to giggle.

Inside the pages of each book
A world of wonder lies,
And every time you take a look
You’ll find a new surprise.
So…

To be sure of entertainment
And the knowledge that they need,
Every little girl and boy
Should surely learn to read 🙂

Algy says: Enjoy your reading, everybody!

[ © MacAvon Media 2014. This ditty is original copyright material, but you are welcome to share it on Tumblr providing you credit the original and link back to Algy’s Adventures.]

Algy made a special trip to find some lovely red roses to give you on St. Valentine’s Day, but the bouquet was almost as tall as he was and he had a wee bit of bother trying to carry it in the West Highland wind. Worried that the flowers would get damaged, Algy took shelter under a tall tree and tried to prevent them from being blown about too much. While he was sitting there among the snowdrops, Algy composed this special little Valentine’s ditty for you:

          Algy’s roses are red,
          Algy’s eyes are bright blue,
          It’s Saint Valentine’s Day
          And Algy loves you!

Algy is thinking of you all, and especially of those who are lonely or sad today. He offers you his bouquet of roses and says “Please be my fluffy Valentine” xx