Algy has his own secret garden 🙂 And many of the plants are flowering late this year, with more varieties flowering together than usual, because it has been so very cold and wet, and everything is out of sync. It certainly has been an exceptionally odd spring and summer in the West Highlands of Scotland, but the result is undeniably pretty, and Algy loves to sit among the flowers and watch the meadow butterflies and other insects flitting about.

Welcome new followers! Algy is painting a picture for you 🙂

Algy has had a wonderful couple of weeks, with his adventures trending on Tumblr, articles about him in the local press, his books selling locally to visitors to the area, and lots of interest in his adventures generally. So he is reposting this special GIF – one of his all-time favourites – to welcome all his new followers and thank all his loyal friends. Thank you all very much indeed – Algy sends you all lots of surprisingly fluffy hugs xoxo

Algy is also trying to work on the illustrations for his second book, which is due to be published at the end of November, but he thinks maybe he will have to ask his assistant for some help with that 🙂

Visit Algy’s own web site for more information about his books



As the tide turned and the sun sank lower in the sky, Algy leaned back on the wet sand, surrounded by reflections of the clouds. He was thinking especially of his dear friend Monica mojo5050 – who by coincidence posted a beautiful image of reflections on a beach today – and of all his Tumblr friends who were facing difficult challenges in their lives at the moment. While the rippling, silvery waves quietly crept up the beach to dampen his toes, Algy thought of his friends, and of a poem by Sheenagh Pugh:

          Sometimes things don’t go, after all,
          from bad to worse. Some years, muscadel
          faces down frost; green thrives; the crops don’t fail,
          sometimes a man aims high, and all goes well.

          A people sometimes will step back from war;
          elect an honest man, decide they care
          enough, that they can’t leave some stranger poor.
          Some men become what they were born for.

          Sometimes our best efforts do not go
          amiss, sometimes we do as we meant to.
          The sun will sometimes melt a field of sorrow
          that seemed hard frozen: may it happen for you.

Algy says: may it happen for you – and more often than sometimes :-))

[Algy is quoting the poem Sometimes by the contemporary British poet Sheenagh Pugh.]

This fluffy GIF was submitted for the amazing imigif day n°3 curated by imiging. Submit your own creation to join the party next month. GIF it to us!

Algy sends a big “Thank You” to his friends at imiging for selecting this GIF for their wonderful September imigif feature today – and he also thanks luxlit very much for reblogging his adventure with the lighthouse foghorn.

Algy sends you all lots of very fluffy hugs xoxo

It seemed that the summer was not quite over after all; indeed, the weather was sunnier than it had been for most of July and August. High pressure was building out in the Atlantic, and the wind had veered round towards the north, bringing a fresh but beautifully bright day. So Algy hurried down to the sea to enjoy the sunshine, and soon found himself a perch on a comfortably warm rock which was well sheltered from the keen north wind. The sea was in an excellent mood, and Algy spent a very happy afternoon watching the tide dance in merrily over the rocks, and making plans for his second children’s book…

Algy perched on a rock, and watched the evening sun go down. The summer – such as it was – had almost ended, and the nights were growing rapidly longer. At such a northerly latitude, the amount of daylight varied hugely over the year, with only a few hours of semi-darkness at midsummer, and very little light at all in midwinter. This meant that in spring and autumn Algy could watch the hours of daylight alter perceptibly from day to day, as the change was so rapid. Although he knew that spring would come again, it seemed a very long way off, and between now and then lay a long, dark winter, for which folk were very poorly prepared in the West Highlands this year, owing to the unusually dismal summer…

So Algy dedicates this post to all his friends in those northern countries for whom the approaching autumn will bring long, long hours of darkness, and a slow, arduous struggle through the winter until the sun returns again. Algy is thinking of you all, and sends you extra special fluffy hugs xoxo

The summer was drawing to a close, and there was a different sort of feeling in the air. Algy had heard that many people visited fun fairs at this time of year, for a final fling before the holidays ended and they had to return to work or school. It was almost impossible to find a fun fair in the West Highlands, but fortunately Nature stepped in where humans had failed to provide. So Algy had to fly no futher than the nearest birch tree to enjoy a ride as exciting as any in the fairground, although he was sorry that there were no toffee apples to eat afterwards…

Have a fun weekend, everyone, and if your holidays are coming to an end, enjoy those last few days! xoxo

With his blog unexpectedly trending on Tumblr, it had been such an
exciting day that Algy felt in need of a calming influence. So when the
sun put in a reluctant appearance in the mid evening, Algy flew down to
the beach and perched beside the water. It was a calm night, and the
waves washed in and out in a leisurely way, entirely unconcerned with
the fame or fortunes of a fluffy bird.

As he observed the constant motion
of the sea, it seemed to Algy that the mighty ocean was always
“trending”, and his own wee moment of fame was entirely insignificant in
comparison – a speck in the ocean, you might say 🙂

Algy leaned back on the barnacled rock in the fading golden
light, and watched the sun sinking slowly down into the cloud bank as he listened
to the waves repeating their ancient song. He felt happy to think that
the waves would still be washing against his rock long, long after the
world had forgotten that a fluffy bird once perched there, sending his adventures out around the world through the mysterious Tumblr ether… 


adventuresofalgy has been featured as a Trending Blog on Tumblr!

Algy is flabbergasted, thrilled, delighted and amazed.

Algy sends a huge welcome and lots of surprisingly fluffy hugs from the wild west Highlands of Scotland to all his lovely new followers – and lots of fluffy hugs too for all his wonderful “old” friends here on Tumblr. Algy loves you all xoxoxo

Please expect some shameless reblogs of some of Algy’s favourite GIFs and photo posts over the next few days, as well as some exciting new adventures. Algy is having the time of his life 🙂

Long live Tumblr!

Algy was so excited by his appearance in the local newspaper that he decided his assistant ought to do one more book signing event at the local lighthouse before the summer (such as it was…) was finally over and the visitors had all gone home. So he flew back to the lighthouse to make the necessary arrangements and check that everything was in order. It was a wee bit windy on the rocks, to say the least, but the sun was shining and the sea was blue, and Algy was in high spirits, even though he knew that the fine weather would not last.

[The book signing event is on Sunday 30th August – details on Facebook]

Algy was very excited! His assistant had told him that there was a story about him and his children’s book A Surprisingly Fluffy Bird in a local newspaper, and he couldn’t wait to see what it said. He spread the paper out carefully on the grass, and studied it with great interest. There was a big headline on page 4 which read “Adventurer Algy is full of surprises”… and when he saw it, no one was more suprised than Algy! There were two photos from his adventures, and a picture of him working with his assistant on the book. Algy had never seen anything like it before, and decided at once that he must acquire a scrapbook for his press cuttings 🙂

Have a lovely weekend, everyone – and if you should happen to find yourself suddenly famous, don’t let it go to your head. Just start a scrapbook 🙂  xoxo