It’s very nearly time to start Algy’s Fluffy New Year and Golden Heart Book Launch Party!

But Algy is experiencing a wee bit of bother with the balloons again…


At midnight on New Year’s Eve, Algy will not only be celebrating the New Year, he will also be celebrating the launch of his new book “The Tree with a Golden Heart”.

Algy’s book launch party starts during the evening of 31st December 2015 and will continue all weekend on his sideblog @lovefromalgy – all fluffy and celebratory submissions for the celebrations are most welcome 🙂

There will be special offers, giveaways and quizzes with prizes, and lots of excitement of all kinds.

Be sure you don’t miss it – and please share the news with your friends!

[Illustration from “The Tree with a Golden Heart” © Jenny Chapman 2015]



Starting during the evening (GMT time zone) of New Year’s Eve, and continuing all weekend through the evening of Sunday, 3rd January 2016…

Celebrating the start of the New Year and the launch of Algy’s second book in the series of Tales from the Adventures of Algy!

Fun and games, excitement, prizes and free Kindle books! Don’t miss it 🙂

On Algy’s sideblog @lovefromalgy – don’t miss it. All fluffy submissions welcome, as usual – please use the lovefromalgy submission form

More information soon… watch this space!

[Algy is contemplating some of the art work for his new book, which is being published with black and white illustrations in the paperback edition, and colour illustrations in the hardback and Kindle ebook editions.]

It was Hogmanay at last, and Algy was trying to blow up balloons for his New Year’s Eve celebrations, but fluffy birds are perhaps not very well adapted to this particular task…

If you live in a part of the world where it is already 2015, Algy wishes you the fluffiest possible New Year xoxoxo

If you live nearer Algy’s own home or in the massive continents of the Americas, please join Algy at midnight GMT to celebrate the coming of the New Year :))

As the clock strikes midnight in the wild West HIghlands of Scotland, Algy and his friends are celebrating Hogmanay and singing Auld Lang Syne. They will “tak a cup o’ kindness” with you 🙂

          Should auld acquaintance be forgot,     
            And never brought to min’?     
          Should auld acquaintance be forgot,     
            And days o’ lang syne?     
          We twa hae rin about the braes,
            And pu’d the gowans fine;     
          But we’ve wander’d monie a weary fit     
            Sin’ auld lang syne.     
          We twa hae paidl’t i’ the burn,     
            Frae mornin’ sun till dine;
          But seas between us braid hae roar’d     
            Sin’ auld lang syne.     
          And here ’s a hand, my trusty fiere,     
            And gie’s a hand o’ thine;     
          And we’ll tak a right guid-willie waught
            For auld lang syne.     
          And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp,     
            And surely I’ll be mine;     
          And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet     
            For auld lang syne!

          For auld lang syne, my dear,     
            For auld lang syne,     
         We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet     
            For auld lang syne.

Algy and his friends wish you all a very, very Happy New Year xxx

[Algy is of course quoting the lyrics of Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burns, in its original Scots language version.]