Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #60 featuring Tea with Milk and Murder (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries ~ Book 2) & An Unwelcome Intervention and I've Got SABA

Welcome To


With me, Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty


Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Oh my supurr furriends, how are mew all, did mew miss me last week while I was sunning my on the exotic isle of Fiji?

I had a totally brilliant time until I got home and was promplty ambushed with an intervention.

Appurrently I have SABA...


"It's SEVERE ACUTE BOOK ADDICTION Amber!" Basil replied.

Well tell me something I don't know!!! MOL  But seriously what library cat doesn't have a penchant fur a book or two, or a few hundred?  It's purrfectly normal.

Then I was subjected to an hour and a half of stern talking regarding my spending habits and that I now owe Parsley £350.02p fur the heating bill in the library, plus £4.22p fur chocolate chip cookies fur the library mice and a further £57.88p fur books.  Ok Ok Ok I admit it... I have no income stream, I'm a cat fur Pete's sake [whoeffur the heck Pete is???] so why would I have an income stream? And yes I do take it fur granted that all my wishes will be granted as and when I want... almost...

Retreating to my library, I thought long and hard about what effuryone said, and realized that as an aging, senior pussy the tips aren't that great at the lap dancing club, and those cheapskate, pervert badgers are the wurst tippers effur!  Though I do enjoy the wurk and socializing plus it gets me out of the house, so I got my thinking cap on and did a bit of research looking fur ways to increase my monetary flow.

I quickly read The Secret, and tried to mentally WILL myself some wealth, with some hard-core meditation and visualization techniques connecting to the universal flow of abundance... *snorts loudly* aftur 5 FULL minutes of acute concentration there was no humongous pile of riches and wealth before me, that didn't wurk!

So I went and got a pile of Basil's secret primo, extra-strong catnip stash to imbibe, to raise my consciousness to previously unreached levels of connection to the cosmic flow of mega riches.


And then I tried going out into nature to get fully grounded, thus raising my consciousness even higher...


I was furry disappointed as aftur a further 3 mins and 48.2 seconds of intensely fierce and rather potent concentration nothing had happened again... AND I was sure that was the fastest, easiest way to mega abundance in less than 9 minutes.

WRONG!

So I went back to google, expanding my search criteria and soon realized that I was doing myself an epically epic disservice by not being part of the Amazon Affiliates Program, so guess what?

 I joined up immediately and from now on all the book links I share will be linked to it, so if mew do decide to purrchase anything I review I'll get a rather modest commission.

FREEDOM IS FINALLY MINE!

At last I can be an independent cat and won't effur have to ask beg fur a paw out, and right now I'm feeling like a really empowered and a thoroughly modern 21st century kitty! MOL

Now I think it's time to share this weeks book.

This week I'm sharing 



by 

HY Hanna

Here's the book blurb:

While at an Oxford cocktail party, tearoom owner Gemma Rose overhears a sinister conversation minutes before a University student is fatally poisoned. Could there be a connection? And could her best friend Cassie's new boyfriend have anything to do with the murder?

Gemma decides to start her own investigation, helped by the nosy ladies from her Oxfordshire village and her old college flame, CID detective Devlin O'Connor. But her mother is causing havoc at Gemma's quaint English tearoom and her best friend is furious at her snooping... and this mystery is turning out to have more twists than a chocolate pretzel!

Too late, Gemma realises that she's could be the next item on the killer's menu. Or will her little tabby cat, Muesli, save the day?

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Mew may remember I reviewed book 1 of this series a while ago and really enjoyed it, so before I jetted off to Fiji I decided to get as many of the series as I could in the audio version, so I had something to binge listen to while I was away.

Book 2 is fab, I originally gave book 1 a four paw rating but as I started to listen to book 2 and the story flowed, I felt the author had really got in her stride with the characters.

Muesli the cute tabby cat is also present, as mew know how much it bugs me when there's supposedly a kitty in the storyline and then the kitty hardly appears throughout.

As mew know I won't spoilerize anything fur mew, as I feel it's impawtant fur effuryone to make their own minds up about things, but I will say this; I really, really enjoyed this and am currently just finishing book 4*, so if that doesn't tell mew something, then I don't know what will! MOL

[*I didn't have as much free time as I thought, but what happened in Fiji, stays in Fiji.]

Here's the entire series so far:

OXFORD TEAROOM MYSTERIES:

All-Butter ShortDead (Prequel)
A Scone To Die For (Book 1)
Tea with Milk and Murder (Book 2)
Two Down, Bun To Go (Book 3)
Till Death Do Us Tart (Book 4)
Muffins and Mourning Tea (Book 5)
Four Puddings and a Funeral (Book 6)
Another One Bites the Crust (Book 7)

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Audio Version:  7 hours 10 minutes

Paperback: 326 pages

  • Publisher: H.Y. Hanna (22 Jan. 2016)

 **FYI the link and book cover fur Tea with Milk and Murder on Amazon.co.uk are affiliate links. I will get a rather modest commission should mew decide to click through and purrchase it**


The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:



Ratings of:

Tea with Milk and Murder

Offurall Enjoyment



I do hope mew enjoy this book if mew decide to give it a try... 

...and if mew've read it already, what did mew think?

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Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and don't furget that I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew.

Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs and kitty kisses

Amber xox




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Monday, 26 February 2018

Colouring with Cats #55 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays & OMC Who Has Pandora Turned Into?


Supurr greetings beautiful furriends

Welcome to another beautiful week in the kitty blogosphere, and mew know there's no better place to be!  

How was your weekend, did anything exciting happen?

We're still in the shadow of our feline fashionista, Pandora Von Der Plume aftur her debut post on Caturday, if this continues she may well be the next Anna Winpurr.


Though the really funny thing is, the P.A. was watching The Incredibles yesterday and we actually think she's just like Edna Mode, the similarities are too many!!! MOL Purrlease don't tell her we said that, as she's in the bunker cleaning her guns right now!!! OOPS!!!


YEP just like Edna!

And now let's swiftly move on...


Anyhoo, we do hope that mew're ready fur the week ahead, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise and get those Zen Harmonies happening in abundance, so just stop what mew're doing fur a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Smooch is here to help mew today, so just close your eyes and follow his instructions...



Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do, and anytime mew feel those stress claws digging in, do this and feel refreshed and more zingy faster than mew can order one of my fav drinks; a double shot of nip with frosting around the rim! MOL


All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, unless otherwise stated.


Here's this weeks mandala, still with a slight heart theme as February is not offur just yet.


Just right click the image to save and print it...

Here's our finished version... a frosty blue affair in anticipation of the Beast from the East [a severe weather front] which is heading our way as we type. We've got our supplies, the generators wurking, we've got plenty of fuel in stock, so I think we'll be ok fur a while.  We just hope the interweb satellite connection stays live.  So if there's no post on Wednesday, mew know our satellite dishes failed due to excessive snowfall. [Note to Self; get a heating element on them stat].


Coloured in an app on our iPad, as this week we thought we'd try something new! MOL


If mew'd like to share your peeps pawesome artwurk feel free to upload it to our Facebook page at:

Bionic Basil & The 'B' Team @Facebook

as we'd really, really love to see your finished mandalas.



Don't furget mew can download our free Colouring with Cats ~ Books One & Two here, if mew haven't already done so:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wT98RgArslT3d1bXBFOVp3SXc/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wT98RgArslVXdzUDhiYnNLdE0/view?usp=sharing

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So on that note we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when Amber is here sharing her top book pick fur this week.

Until then


Keep Calm and Colour OM!


Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs


Basil & Co xox






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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Smoochie's Supurr Selfie Selection on The Sunday Selfies


Supurr Sunday salutations pawesome pals

Welcome to another selfie selection and today our theme is:

Smoochie's Supurr Selfies Selection 







And finally... Smoochie Purrfection! 


So, how do mew think Smooch did on his furst solo selfie gig?

Do mew have any selfie tips and tricks to share?

Hope mew're all having a great weekend and we'll be back on the morrow with a fantastic mandala fur mew to colour, hope to see mew then! 

Wishing mew happy purrs and a snoozy Sunday

Basil & Co xox


Don't furget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo ~ visit them at their fabulous blog:





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Saturday, 24 February 2018

Fashion with Felines starring Pandora Von Der Plume ~ The Feline Fashionista ~ Featuring Kittyshirt

Welcome to


Bonjour mes amis!

And velcome to my furry furst Fashion vith Felines!

Bringing mew the cutest, fun trends in kitty themed fashion fur your pet hooman.

As many of mew know I once lived in the beautiful, romantic city of Paris fur a spell during my time vith The Resistance, and vhile there I developed a love of fashion.

 I can't tell mew 'ow excited I am to finally 'av my own posts aftur all this time, and today I'm sharing two rather funky t-shirts vith mew, all the vay from America. 

But furst I 'av to introduce mew to Doris 2.0, my furry 'elpful assistant, she's quietly reliable and doesn't require 'ealth insurance...


...as unfortunately Doris 1.0, the P.A.'s original, adjustable tailors dummy didn't 'av the right temperament and she vanted too much money + offurtime and expenses! 

So the vurld meet Doris 2.0, and Doris 2.0 meet the vurld

Now we 'av the formalities out the vay, let's talk about fashion.  Oh I love fashion my dahlings; shiny, blingy, soft, smooth, silky, glittery, casual, formal, funky, hippy, chilled, smart, chic, daytime, nighttime, bags, belts, shoes, jewellery, oh so many vunderpurr things to see and 'av, I almost feel offurvhelmed by the choice available.  I keep telling the P.A. she doesn't know 'ow lucky she is to 'av all that choice.



And so today mes amis, I am sharing a chilled and casually relaxed style; purrfect fur: popping to the shops, the school run, going to the gym, chilling out at 'ome or just because! 

A few veeks ago, the pawesome peeps from...



www.kittyshirt.com 

...emailed us and they furry kindly sent 2 x T-Shirts of the P.A.'s choice [as obviously she'll be vearing them] fur me to showcase 'ere today.  Now the really funny thing is that our pawesome pals Valentine and his lovely Mom at NoirKittyMews.com spookily enough choose the exact same T-Shirt* - Great minds and all that! MOL

So 'ere is the furst one*, isn't gorgeous, and so true mes amis!



And 'ere is the candy pink one, isn't it fabulous dahlings?


Though I'm not sure vhat the P.A. is trying say, ve're the hardvurkers 'ere! MOL

They also 'av a really cute logo printed on the back, by the neckline.


Now the P.A. is a bit of fitness nutter, [though injured at the moment] so these are just purrfect fur her to go to the gym in upon her imminent return. They are a nice quality, 100% cotton jersey fabric with a decent weight and definitely no-show, so ladies your under-garments remain anonymous.

The P.A. ordered a size M, [she's usually a size S] as mew neffur know whether something may shrink, although these apparently are pre-shrunk.  As there's nothing vurse than vhen mew buy your correct size and it fits beautifully; but then mew vash it and it comes out to fit a Barbie dolls little sister - so 'opefully these vill remain the size they are, which at the moment have a nice relaxed fit, purrfect fur lifting heavy according to the P.A.

They ironed beautifully, and I made sure the P.A. ironed them inside out because of the print. The neckline lays purrfectly flat too, and is cut just right - a Goldilocks neckline - not too low and not too high or tight - as who vants to be strangled by their clothing!

Kittyshirt 'av an extensive variety of cute, kitty themed apparel, in many different styles and colours, such as; dresses, leggings, regular T's, long sleeve T's, all-over print and accessories.  Plus they cater fur men too, and their range of sizes panders to effuryone.

The P.A. said and I quote. "Pandora I love them, I can't wait to show them off at the gym when my arm and foot have finally healed!!"

Then she added. "I need to get more!"

So there mew 'av it mes amis, the P.A. loves them, mew can't get better than that.


Pandora's Fierce Fashion Tip:


Mew'll always feel great if mew really love what mew're wearing!



I vould like to say a special thanks to the pawesome peeps at Kittyshirt fur giving us the oppurtunity to try their furry cute and fun T-shirts ~ THANK MEW FURRY MUCH!

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This is your feline fashionista 

Pandora Von Der Plume 

saying au revoir dahlings until next time





*FYI: Even though we were given this item/s free of charge for a review, our review is completely honest and reflects our own experience with the product/s


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