I’m pretty sure this angry looking penguin was a gift and hails from Tasmania… It is a ceramic magnet.
Another addition to the collection from the Craft Show. These guys are pewter on a slice of something blue!
Martin bought this penguin came from the National Zoo and Aquarium. It is a very dark blue, so dark that it looks very black!
This is a little metal wind up penguin. You wind him up with a key and he walks… He is very cute, but a little unstable on his feet! It was a gift from some friends.
This penguin was purchased from the gift shop at Parliament House. It is glass and quite heavy and the colours are very cool! (I am guessing at the date!)
We got these little penguins in a toy shop in Santa Monica. We’d had dinner with a friend and checked out the pier and were browsing the nearby shops… They are tiny – about 1cm tall – I think they are the smallest ones in the collection…
This is a version of Tux, the Linux mascot. It came from a market stall in Portland, Oregon. The story is that the woman who runs the stall had some other penguins that weren’t quite this cute, so GCC hacker (and renowned juggler) Janis Johnson, told her that she could use use the Tux design free of charge. So she did! And we bought one!
These are some of my favourites of the collection. They were a gift from the lovely Lucy, and I think she got them in Texas. They are little things that hang off lights that you pull to turn the light on and off. I’m a little bit sad that we don’t have any lights that they could attach to!