Despite a rather chilly start to the New Year – and notwithstanding the fact that Algy was feeling a wee bit the worse for wear after his New Year’s Eve Book Launch celebrations in the middle of the night – he nevertheless got up bright and early to distribute copies of his new book to an eager array of creatures who had been queueing in the snow, waiting for the new book to arrive. Many of them were cousins of creatures featured in the story…

If you are one of the eager creatures queueing in the snow, you might like to know that Algy’s new book will be free to download as a Kindle book all round the world on Saturday 2nd January and Sunday 3rd January.

And you can buy signed copies of both Algy’s books – with personal dedication of your choice – at 25% discount off the normal price from Algy’s own bookshop from now until midnight on Monday January 4th, with special giveaways for the first 15 buyers…

There is more information in Algy’s previous post.


On New Year’s Day, Algy always indulges in the daft Scottish custom of the “Loony Dook”… in other words, jumping in and out of the freezing cold sea…

On 1st January 2015 the weather in the West Highlands was utterly impossible – dense, dark Scotch mist, howling winds, and persistent, torrential rain. So Algy decided to imagine what it should be like… and created his 2015 Loony Dook from a reworked version of a happier day’s dooking last January (an event which many of his newer followers may not have seen before). This is what New Year’s Day ought to look like!

Algy wishes you all a truly happy day today, and a truly happy year ahead xoxoxo

p.s. Algy’s crowdfunding campaign is nearing its goal, with only a few days left to go… At 1st January he has raised a wonderful 86% of his target through your amazingly kind contributions. He’s nearly there…will Algy manage to reach his target?? If you have not already contributed please help Algy reach his target, and receive a million fluffy hugs from Algy as well as any “reward” you care to choose. (N.B. Every “reward” will be delivered, whether Algy reaches his target or not.)

Thank you all so much!

On New Year’s Day, Algy always indulges in his own West Highland version of the Loony Dook … albeit with a certain amount of trepidation this year, after his recent experiences in the sea!

Algy has been so thrilled and happy to receive so many good wishes for the new year from all his lovely Tumblr friends! He thanks you all very much indeed for your kindness, now and over the past year, and sends you lots of Happy New Year fluffy hugs. He hopes you will all have a wonderful year ahead xoxo

Algy is eagerly looking forward to lots of exciting new adventures in the coming year, and hopes that you will continue to enjoy them with him 🙂