Saturday, July 30

Long but good week!

It's been a very busy but productive week! Things are moving in the right direction and maybe Chez Hippo wasn't such a daft idea after all! Thank you to everyone for the lovely comments and support we've received as when you sit working from home all day with only the cats to ask 'do you like this one or this one best?' it can be a little brain tiring.

We have been working on some new pieces which should be on the web pages soon. The only snag is when we photographed the sun catchers in the garden I accidentally forgot to bring one back in because it just looks so lovely against the roses, oops! Have noticed that this is becoming quite a habit and as we were told at the business start up meeting "ahh, you're caring creatives ..."

The list of things to do is being munched through slowly, and now feeling a little more like a grown up as the rather pretty business cards arrived yesterday. However, I feel it would be better to have shorter pieces of paper so the list cannot be added to quite so easily! Angie xx

Wednesday, July 27

Hello and welcome to the Home of Little Hippo

Each journey begins with a single step, or in this case a first posting! Hello and welcome to Chez Hippo, where we have more time and space to show you the background to some of the ideas and where we get our inspiration from.

The background - I really am Little Hippo! During a very giggly geography class aged 12 with my best friend the nickname came about, neither of us can remember the exact details but it stuck. We're still friends now, some still call me Hippo and now their children too which is rather sweet. As a result of this my home is filled with some lovely hippos that have been gathered over a lifetime of gathering memories that go with them. I'll show you some of my favourites and their story.

Here's the first one I remember! He came from Covent Garden while on a school trip to London. He used to have a flower in his mouth but over time think he ate it, and he's travelled everywhere with me and still makes me smile.