Banana Splits, Anyone?

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And, in due course, the moment which all Algy’s guests had been waiting for finally arrived…

There are banana splits for all Algy’s friends at Algy’s birthday party – with homemade vanilla ice cream, fresh banana and mango, dark chocolate and pecan nuts…

If you haven’t joined Algy’s Amazing Tumblr Birthday Party yet, hurry on over to – you’re not too late 🙂

Algy Listens to the Sea-Wash

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The sea-wash never ends.
The sea-wash repeats, repeats.
Only old songs? Is that all the sea knows?
             Only the old strong songs?
             Is that all?
The sea-wash repeats, repeats.

[Sea-Wash by Carl Sandburg originally appeared in the February 1920 issue of Poetry magazine. Listen to Sea-Wash at the Poetry Foundation.]

13th March 2012

On this day, six years ago, Algy’s adventures began… here on Tumblr @adventuresofalgy

As you can see, Algy was a much younger bird in those days. Like most birds, Algy’s appearance was somewhat different when he first hatched out of the egg, but in due course he acquired his adult plumage 🙂

Even as a very young chick, however, Algy loved poetry, and he loved the sea, which washes up on the beach beside his home in the wild west Highlands of Scotland. So his very first post for The Adventures of Algy featured a photo of him perching on a rock in the surf close to his home, reciting Carl Sandburg’s poem Sea-Wash.

Algy has been sharing his adventures on Tumblr for six years, and although they are now published on other platforms too, Tumblr is his first love and his true home, and the place where he finds the majority of his friends. Over time, Algy has acquired many thousands of friends, from all around the world, and it has been his great pleasure to get to know you, to share this Tumblr world with you, and to see all your wonderful images and your unique points of view.

Algy hopes that this happy situation will continue for a very long time to come 🙂

He sends his fluffiest thanks and hugs to you all – for your friendship, your “likes” and comments and reblogs, your enthusiasm, and for brightening his life with your own wonderful images and thoughts. He loves you all, and so now…

Let’s Party!

Algy’s Amazing Tumblr Birthday Party is just about to start over on his sideblog @lovefromalgy 🙂

The party will include a fantastic exhibition of images and greetings from Algy’s friends, a very special offer on all Algy’s books, and many fluffy surprises…

To join in the fun, submit an image to lovefromalgy, or send Algy a message or a link to a post on your own blog.

It’s Algy’s birthday – Let’s Party!!

One Day to Go…

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Algy was feeling very excited, because the next day was his birthday, and he was going to host a big Tumblr party for all his friends 🙂

In the meantime, Algy had to wait patiently for the big day to arrive… Luckily, it was a beautiful morning, and once the frost had melted it felt almost warm in the early spring sunshine. All the crocuses opened their faces with enormous smiles to greet the sun, and even the daffodils were beginning to think timidly about showing their petals. So Algy settled himself down among the flowers and opened his battered old copy of Longfellow’s poems. Turning to page 10, he read:

When the warm sun, that brings
Seed-time and harvest, has returned again,
’Tis sweet to visit the still wood, where springs
The first flower of the plain.

I love the season well,
When forest glades are teeming with bright forms,
Nor dark and many-folded clouds foretell
The coming-on of storms.

From the earth’s loosened mould
The sapling draws its sustenance, and thrives;
Though stricken to the heart with winter’s cold,
The drooping tree revives.

The softly-warbled song
Comes from the pleasant woods, and colored wings
Glance quick in the bright sun, that moves along
The forest openings.

Don’t miss Algy’s party on @lovefromalgy tomorrow!

[Algy is reading the opening stanzas of the poem An April Day by the 19th century American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.]

It’s Time for Cake!

It’s time for cake!

Algy’s furry and fluffy friends all gathered round to watch the candles on Algy’s special chocolate brownie birthday cake, waiting for them to burn down so they could start eating the cake 🙂

It may look like just a wee silly cake to you, perhaps, but Algy can assure you that there is enough for all his friends, all around the world 🙂 Would you care for some cake?

Happy 5th Tumblr Birthday Algy!

Algy is holding a very special Tumblr birthday party TODAY on his sideblog @lovefromalgy​.

He has already received lots and lots of wonderful contributions and messages from his amazing Tumblr friends – in fact, he has received so many that the party will be continuing for many hours yet!

So Algy hopes that you will all join in the celebrations and submit your own images to share with all Algy’s Tumblr friends 🙂

http://lovefromalgy.tumblr.com/submit

Happy 5th Birthday, Algy!

The great day has arrived! It is Algy’s 5th Tumblr Birthday.

Algy’s surprisingly fluffy 5th birthday party will start at midday, over on his sideblog @lovefromalgy

It is YOU, Algy’s wonderful Tumblr friends and followers, who have made these five years of Algy’s adventures possible, and YOU who have kept Algy going through good times and bad. Thank you all so very much!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the thousands of almost-invisible followers who Algy does not really know but who see his posts and leave notes from time to time…

And a VERY SPECIAL HUGE THANK YOU to those hundreds of amazing friends and followers who Algy has come to know and love over the past five years – who frequently “like” Algy’s posts, leave kind comments, and send Algy messages. 

Algy loves you all and sends you all lots of surprisingly fluffy birthday hugs, and hopes that you will be able to join in his birthday celebrations xoxo

To take part in Algy’s birthday party on @lovefromalgy, submit one or more images, or post on your own blog and send Algy a link (your own original work, please). If you post on your own blog, please be sure to let Algy know, as the Tumblr notification system for being mentioned on another blog doesn’t work…

And of course come along to @lovefromalgy and enjoy the fun whenever you can. This very special party is likely to run on into the night here in Scotland (GMT).

Submissions can be made at any time from now until the end of the party. Here’s the link to the Submit form again: again:http://lovefromalgy.tumblr.com/submit

To celebrate, Algy is also running a small retrospective of his 5 years of amazing adventures, on his main blog @adventuresofalgy. This was originally planned for just two days, but Algy has now decided to spread it over 5 days – one day for each year 🙂

Announcing Algy’s 5th Birthday Party…

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On Monday 13th March 2017, Algy will celebrate his 5th birthday.

That’s 5 years of Algy’s Adventures on Tumblr!

Five years is a long, long time for a fluffy bird – even for one who is surprisingly fluffy. When Algy started his adventures in March 2012, he never dreamed that he would still be adventuring in 2017!

This could never have happened without YOU – all of Algy’s wonderful Tumblr friends and followers 🙂

So Algy is holding a very special Tumblr birthday party on his sideblog @lovefromalgy​ on Monday, and he hopes that you will all join in the celebrations and submit your own images to share with all Algy’s friends 🙂

Algy apologises for celebrating his birthday on a working day, but hopes that you will all be able to join the party at some time on Monday.

When? MONDAY 13TH MARCH 2017, from 12 noon GMT until late…

Where? On Algy’s own sideblog @lovefromalgy

How to join in the celebrations? Submit one or more images, or post on your own blog and send Algy a link – your own original work, please. And of course come along and enjoy the fun on the day, and late into the night 🙂

Algy will also be running a small retrospective of his five years of amazing adventures – on his main blog @adventuresofalgy – on Sunday 12th March and on Monday 13th March.

Submission details…

Submissions can be made at any time from now until the end of the party. Here’s the link to the Submit form again:

http://lovefromalgy.tumblr.com/submit

Please share – everyone is invited 🙂

Algy thanks all his wonderful Tumblr friends from the bottom of his surprisingly fluffy heart for making this birthday so very special! It was undoubtedly his best birthday ever, and his best Tumblr party ever, and it was all because of you and your amazing contributions to his party 🙂 He sends you all the fluffiest of fluffy hugs.

Thank you, thank you, thank you xoxoxo

The afternoon light was fading fast and it was beginning to get dark, so Algy decided it was high time for refreshments… A crowd of furry and fluffy friends gathered round to watch Algy’s birthday candles burn down, eagerly waiting for the homemade chocolate brownies (with cherries!) and banana splits to be served 🙂

There’s plenty of cake and ice cream for all, so if you haven’t joined Algy’s party yet, hurry on over to @lovefromalgy – everybody is having a wonderful time!

And for those kind friends who were wondering, it’s not too late to join in, as the party is set to run long into the night 🙂 Just use the lovefromalgy submission form or send Algy a link to a post on your blog.

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A Date for Your Diary!

Next Sunday, 13th March, Algy celebrates his 4th Tumblr Birthday!

Algy can hardly believe that he has been sharing his adventures with you all for four years, but that’s what his archive says! Algy’s first Tumblr post was on 13th March 2012, and he has had many exciting adventures since then – and has had a truly amazing time getting to know so many wonderful Tumblr friends and seeing all your inspiring images 🙂

Help Algy celebrate his birthday next Sunday, 13th March – on his sideblog @lovefromalgy. All submissions, greetings and birthday celebrations welcome 🙂  Algy will hold a Tumblr birthday party all day Sunday 13th and well into the night to share all your posts and contributions.

Use the lovefromalgy submission form or send Algy a link to one of your own posts for him to reblog.

Please share this invitation – and don’t miss Algy’s Birthday Party!

A Date for Your Diary!

Next Sunday, 13th March, Algy celebrates his 4th Tumblr Birthday!

Algy can hardly believe that he has been sharing his adventures with you all for four years, but that’s what his archive says! Algy’s first Tumblr post was on 13th March 2012, and he has had many exciting adventures since then – and has had a truly amazing time getting to know so many wonderful Tumblr friends and seeing all your inspiring images 🙂

Help Algy celebrate his birthday next Sunday, 13th March – on his sideblog @lovefromalgy. All submissions, greetings and birthday celebrations welcome 🙂  Algy will hold a Tumblr birthday party all day Sunday 13th and well into the night to share all your posts and contributions.

Use the lovefromalgy submission form or send Algy a link to one of your own posts for him to reblog.

Please share this invitation – and don’t miss Algy’s Birthday Party!