It had been an exceedingly stormy week, owing to a phenomenon which humans were calling a weather bomb, and Algy was feeling utterly fed up. He didn’t like bombs of any kind, and this one was no exception. As he watched the angry sea surging and crashing around him in one lightning flash after another, he thought of all the Tumblr friends whose company he was sadly missing :-{{

For many days now Algy’s assistant had had no internet or phone connection in her remote home, and much of the time no electricity either. A phenomenal number of lightning strikes had blasted the West Highlands and many other parts of Scotland, causing widespread network damage on top of the disruption resulting from storm force winds and wintry weather. From time to time she was able to make brief visits to a cold, empty house which for some mysterious reason still had a working broadband connection, but there was no way that Algy could manage to keep up with all his friends until conditions improved significantly. So he huddled down on the dismal, windswept rocks, waiting for the next battering shower of hail and sleet, and wished that it would all calm down and things would return to normal…

Algy is thinking of you all, and hopes very mch that you are enjoying better conditions than he is xoxo

p.s. Algy’s Christmas market is not affected by the storms as it is situated in the virtual world… so if you are looking for unique last-minute Christmas gifts, please be sure to visit Algy’s crowdfunding campaign page at Sponsume. Purchases made over the weekend will be despatched at the beginning of next week by 1st class post (UK) or airmail (overseas).

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