Saturday, October 03, 2009

venetian buttons

i never thought you'd get to see these pix! they were taken months ago when we were in venice, but brian has taken so long to sort out his photos, making lame excuses (as always) about work - which, as we all know is a joke because he's hardly ever got any work, at least not to write home about - I mean, personally speaking, i don't call poncing about on tv talking about the adventures of stuffed bear, work! well, do you?

anyway, i've also got some photos to share from our recent trip to greece, but they are going to have to wait until i've put up some of my venice snaps, so here goes...

we went in july for brian's 60th - i know, it's amazing he's still capable of rememebring when his birthday is, isn't it? - and arrived at festival time, hence the paper lanterns hanging outside our hotel which, touchingly, brian thought were here in his honour...

lantern
normally we go to venice when it's freezing cold (don't forget those promised ear-muffs, gill) but this time we went in the summer which was lovely as there were lots of flowers alongside the canals. here i am, for example, up to my armpits in geraniums....

gondola
we also went - as you may have seen - to an every-other-year-art-festival-thingy where i found this rather comfy chair. of course, i'd absolutely no idea that there was a rather naughty picture hanging on the wall behind...

chair
a rather less comfortable experience was my attempt at be-post sitting in our bedroom at hotel ala which was pretty eye-watering, i can tell you...

buttons on bedpost
i also hung out for a while on this extraordinary knocker on the front door of the police headquarters in saint mark's square...

knocker
which reminds me of some goats i saw in greece... you may get to see my greek photos sometime within the next five years depending how many more tv interviews brian does about teddy-bears!

images: brian sibley and david weeks © 2009 uploaded by flickr.

9 comments:

SharonM said...

Thanks for sharing your Venice pics with us, Buttons.
Are you perhaps a little miffed that Brian didn't take you with him to the BBC Studio - or was it too early for you?

Brian Sibley said...

buttons replies...

i didn't know anything about it!

first i heard was when buttons hippo (you remember him?) sent a photo of himself sitting in front of the telly watching brian on the box!

miffed? yes, sharon, you could put it like that!!!

Buttons Hippo said...

Surely it's worth being a bit miffed so Brian can make some money to take you to Venice and Greece and all those other interesting places? Some of us never get taken anywhere.

SharonM, It was very good to see Brian on the TV. I can imagine that if Buttons R had been there he might have tried to muscle in on the interview and think how embarassing that would have been...

Brian Sibley said...

buttons replies...

if i had been invited to take part in the interview, i would have asked brian why he was spending his time talking about somebody else's book about a stuffed teddy-bear when he could be writing a book about me!!!

SharonM said...

It has been suggested, Buttons - it has been suggested!

Eudora said...

Congratulations!!, your relative (cousin perhaps?) Jenson Button is the new F1 Champion... of course next year the champion will be other pilot, sorry... but you must enjoy with the family this hapinness.

Buttons Hippo said...

Eudora, You should know that cousin Jenson is from my branch of the Buttons family. The hippos have always been faster (and better looking) than the rabbits.

Brian Sibley said...

buttons replies...

sorry? faster...? better looking...? ha!

SharonM said...

You tell him, Buttons! You're certainly smarter than the average Buttons for a start.