Tuesday, December 28, 2010

normal service resumed

hot chocolate in venice! It doesn't get much yummier than this!

Hot Chocolate

Monday, December 27, 2010

14 karrit kristmas

my best-ever christmas present * (from the lovely hippolyta; my cousin, buttons hippo; mellors and the other hippos from the ascot hippodrome): a whole box of marzipan carrots!! yum!

Carrots for Buttons
only problem: how to keep brian from nicking them?

* after gill's lovely hand-knitted scarf of a few years back that still keeps me warm in winter!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

hare today

this week i went to the summer exhibition at the royal academy which, as usual, was full of stuff i didn't understand. maybe it's just because i'm a rabbit, although i'm not sure humans really understand it either. what i'd like to know is why are there never any paintings of carrots, these days. i bet the old masters did a few.

anyway, this year - for a change - there was something of interest for a member of the family leporidae: a trio of sculptures of my cousins the hares by barry flanagan.

obviously, i had to have my photo taken admiring them...

Rabbit and Hare (1)

Rabbit and Hare (2)

Rabbit and Hare (3)

you'll find more of my photos on brian's flickr set, buttons

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ascot mascot

the day we went racing the queen wasn't there, but I had this fantasy about what might have happened if she had been....

ma'am and me
And being a guest of h.m. would, obviously, have enabled me to sneak into the royal enclosure!

sneeking in

Sunday, July 25, 2010

racing rabbit

last friday, brian and david went racing with roger and sheila at ascot and i went along too thanks to a special admission badge made for me by roger which, happily, totally fooled the bowler-hatted ushers!

ascot mascot
racehorses, it turns out, are big and this statue of a horse's head was bigger than most real horses: that's me just under its nose...

on the nose
brian and david were very stingy and wouldn't give me any pocket money to bet so i came home with nothing. still, the horses they bet on didn't run as well as they expected and they came home with less than nothing!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

greek geek

it's just like a scene out of mama mia! here i am sunning myself in sunny greece! hoppy holidays, folks!

my little island

Monday, June 14, 2010

big game

there has been some speculation of late about my relationships with hippos, but i've also been out elephant hunting...

Buttons & Warrior Elephant (1)

Buttons & Yellow Elephant (2)

Buttons & Fiery Elephant

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

spring outing

i had a very entertaining day last saturday (brian and david were hanging around but, fortunately spent most of their time talking with the friends sheila and roger) leaving my cousin, buttons hippo (who, you may remember, went to live with s & r) , to have a good time playing amongst some huge plants in the garden at a place called great dixter...

Jungle Chums (2)
...and playing knights-in-armour (but without the armour, obviously) at bodiam castle...

Playing Castles (1)

It turns out, however, that climbing on the ruins (it was, by the way, in ruins before we got there) is not allowed...

Bad Boys (1)

photos by brian sibley and sheila shrigley

Monday, April 05, 2010

buttons' birthday bash

yesterday was my birthday - i arrived something-teen years ago with an easter egg - and i celebrated the event in ascot with my cousin, buttons hippo, and that divine diva, hippolyta hippo with whom i have corresponded, but never met. i have to say she's quite a gal...

of course, i had to take brian and david along but they nattered endlessly to hippolyta's people, sheila and roger and stuffed themselves with sunday roast and pretty much left us to our own devices...

Buttons Day Out

buttons hippo played gooseberry a bit too much for h and my liking, but we had fun in the garden hunting for easter eggs and sent buttons h off to look behind the compost heap while we got to know one another better...

Buttons' Egg Hunt

photos by david weeks

Sunday, April 04, 2010

hoppy easter

i hope you are having a nice easter - i was until this lot arrived...

Easter Bunnies

...hang on! I think they might be chocolate!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010



my first ever valentine's card!
does this mean that i am possibly on the brink of a new life i wonder...

mind you -- odd to put hippos on a valentine's card to a rabbit, don't you think?