Algy was feeling very excited, because the next day was his birthday, and he was going to host a big Tumblr party for all his friends 🙂

[To join in the fun, just send Algy a link to a post you would like to share with him on his birthday, or use the lovefromalgy submission form. If you are submitting an image, be sure to select Photo from the pop-down menu at top left of the submission form, which defaults to Text. Algy’s party will run all day and into the night on 13th March, on his sideblog @lovefromalgy.]

In the meantime, Algy had to wait patiently for the big day to arrive… Luckily, it was a beautiful morning, and once the frost had melted it felt almost warm in the early spring sunshine. All the crocuses opened their faces with enormous smiles to greet the sun, and even the daffodils were beginning to think timidly about showing their petals. So Algy settled himself down among the flowers and opened his battered old copy of Longfellow’s poems. Turning to page 10, he read:

When the warm sun, that brings
Seed-time and harvest, has returned again,
’Tis sweet to visit the still wood, where springs
The first flower of the plain.

I love the season well,
When forest glades are teeming with bright forms,
Nor dark and many-folded clouds foretell
The coming-on of storms.

From the earth’s loosened mould
The sapling draws its sustenance, and thrives;
Though stricken to the heart with winter’s cold,
The drooping tree revives.

The softly-warbled song
Comes from the pleasant woods, and colored wings
Glance quick in the bright sun, that moves along
The forest openings.

Don’t miss Algy’s party on @lovefromalgy tomorrow!

[Algy is reading the opening stanzas of the poem An April Day by the 19th century American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.]


Welcome to Algy’s Magical Midwinter Star Party, which is starting now on his sideblog @lovefromalgy

But what’s this? Algy doesn’t seem to be quite ready… a wee bit of bother with the party decorations…

But never mind 🙂 There will be lots of fluffy surprises, a special photo challenge, free gifts (giveaways) and prizes, and all kinds of fun.

Use the Submit form on lovefromalgy to join the party with your images of the magical midwinter – and send all your fluffy friends to have fun with Algy 🙂

Happy New Year everybody – and a million fluffy hugs for you all xoxo

Algy is very busy preparing the magical stars for his Magical Midwinter Star party – TODAY Sunday 1st January 2017, from 12 noon until late…

on Algy’s sideblog @lovefromalgy

You are all invited, and bring your friends 🙂

Submit your images via or post on your own blog and send Algy a link.

The afternoon light was fading fast and it was beginning to get dark, so Algy decided it was high time for refreshments… A crowd of furry and fluffy friends gathered round to watch Algy’s birthday candles burn down, eagerly waiting for the homemade chocolate brownies (with cherries!) and banana splits to be served 🙂

There’s plenty of cake and ice cream for all, so if you haven’t joined Algy’s party yet, hurry on over to @lovefromalgy – everybody is having a wonderful time!

And for those kind friends who were wondering, it’s not too late to join in, as the party is set to run long into the night 🙂 Just use the lovefromalgy submission form or send Algy a link to a post on your blog.

A little bird told Algy that today is the birthday of his very good friend Pete, aka tvoom and thevortexofourminds – who is also known, of course, for his wonderful work with photosworthseeing

Algy had heard that some people like to take balloon rides on their birthdays, so he reworked this GIF especially for his friend Pete – just in case – and says “hold very tight, please!”. Dear Pete, Algy hopes you have a truly wonderful day. He sends you lots of surprisingly fluffy special birthday hugs and wishes you alles Gute zum Geburtstag  xoxo

Don’t Forget! Algy’s Surprisingly Fluffy Party is on Sunday 4th January.

You are all invited! Submit a surprisingly fluffy photo through the lovefromalgy submission form or send Algy a link to reblog. Here are the details again…


Just when you thought you could relax…

Algy invites you ALL to A Surprisingly Fluffy Party to thank you all for your support and celebrate the conclusion of his crowdfunding campaign. The party will take place next Sunday January 4th 2015, on Algy’s sideblog lovefromalgy from 11 a.m. Sunday through to 2 a.m. Monday, so that everyone around the world can join in.

Please submit a surprisingly fluffy photo or a surprisingly fluffy text using the lovefromalgy submission form – or send Algy a link to reblog from your own Tumblr – to participate in the fun and the prize draws… or just come along to lovefromalgy to watch. All submissions will be published unless they are unsuitable for fluffy birds! Submissions are open now and will remain open until midnight (GMT) on Sunday January 4th. Your contributions will be scheduled to be published throughout the duration of the party. Multiple contributions are welcome… within reason :)))

When you submit, be sure to indicate which giveaway prize draws you would like to enter. Just enter the details in the description box, and choose from any or all of the following:

  • Algy’s Happy Dance mug
  • Algy’s painting mug with fluffy hugs text on back
  • Algy’s desk calendar with closeup images of Algy
  • Algy’s A5 notebook with Algy painting cover, blank pages
  • Algy’s square photo magnet

These are all shown in the lower part of the image above. You can enter as many of the giveaway prize draws as you like, but each name will only be entered into each draw once :))

Your Tumblr names will be placed into a hat and the giveaway prize draws will take place towards the end of the party – precise details to be announced soon. The Tumblr names of the winners will be published on lovefromalgy and winners will of course need to supply their postal addresses to receive their prizes.

Any questions just ask :-)))) And spread the word!

And please don’t forget… if you can spare the price of a cup or coffee or a wee dram please help Algy reach his target – there are still lots of lovely rewards available :-))) Every contribution really does help, no matter how small.