One of the guests at Algy’s Magical Midwinter Star party decided to try a special dance which is described in Algy’s book The Magical Midwinter Star 🙂

The first person who REBLOGS this GIF together with A CAPTION INCLUDING THE NAME OF THAT DANCE from Algy’s book will win a signed paperback copy of The Magical Midwinter Star.

Sorry – but the three people who have already won copies of the book by entering the Photo Challenge may not win another copy. Just one book per person 🙂

There are still 2 prizes left in the Photo Challenge at the time of posting this GIF…

And if you have not yet joined Algy’s Magical Midwinter Star party over on @lovefromalgy, hurry on over… 🙂


Way, way back in those long-ago days, just a few years after Algy had dreamed of the little girl on the other side of the world, that same girl was sitting on a rock on her own native shore. Unlike Algy’s warm southern home, her northern seaside was cold and grey, so she was well wrapped up against the cool British climate. The girl was a wee bit older now, and she sat there very quietly, dreaming of the future… As she gazed at the chilly water swirling around her rock, she thought she saw a strange, fluffy bird with bright yellow hair and dangly legs doing a crazy dance in the sea in front of her…

Many years passed… and then, one day, Algy received messages in his Tumblr mailbox from his friends nosealviewing, babalou71 and josepha-amarantine

And this concludes his response 🙂

Algy felt in need of a more appreciative audience for his ditties, so he gathered some of the local residents together, and found a soft perch in a more prominent position than before. To his surprise, the goose responded much more enthusiastically when there were additional spectators present.