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Welcome to another fab Brain Training sesh on the blog today... I hope mew're all doing ok and staying safe at home. It doesn't look like any of us will be leaving home turf anytime soon at the current rate, and our poor Prime Minister, Boris Johnson ended up in the intensive care ward a couple of days ago, we do hope he makes a speedy recovery. Get Well Soon Boris dude!
Also, on a completely different tangent one of our twitter pals pointed out that my interpretation/use of PHD was wrong and it should be spelled [US spelling] spelt [UK spelling] PhD, so for any of mew wundering the same, let me clarify things; my PHD on the above banner stands fur, PURRING HARD FUR DREAMIES which I'm immensely proud of and the acronym is denoted as PHD and not PhD. I don't talk about my intellectual prowess or list my academic credentials as I feel it's completely unnecessary and to be honest, if I did list effurything I have a certificate fur, we'd have no room left fur a post! MOL
But now I think it's time for my epic throwback picture, and today we're headed all the way back to 8th September 2017, and can mew believe I had rose petals on my head - there is a story behind this believe it or not... but all I'm going to say is this;
"Smooch, next time mew wake up after a nice, relaxing snooze in the garden, don't be surprised to find an entire rose bush on your head dude!" MOL MOL
It's time to get those little grey cells working.
Here's the answer key to last weeks sudoku puzzle #30, how did mew do? Are mew ready fur this weeks puzzle?
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The answer key will be on next weeks post.
Here's this weeks wurdsearch.
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And here's this weeks jigsaw puzzle, featuring yours truly of course! MOL
It took me 9 mins 6 secs... How did you do?
A quick reminder before we go... don't furget to join in the supurr Thankful on Thursday Blog Hop which is hosted by Brian's Home
I hope mew enjoy today's puzzles, and Amber will be here tomorrow with a fab book she ordered last week, how do I know.. I saw her sneaking about in the middle of the night with a copy of Parsley's credit card - purrlease don't tell him, he'll be so upset #OOPS! So do stop by if mew get chance, until then...
Keep calm, stay safe and stay at home
and Puzzle On Bestest purrs
And don't furget while we're all on
lockdown, we The B Team have got your six and can entertain mew fur weeks;
there are oodles of colouring pages to download and not
furgetting the colouring books too. There's a page
full of crafting projects to keep your mittens
making stuff, and if books are your thing, check our Amber's Book Reviews fur your next pawesome
There are some epically exciting
adventure stories too, so read our thrilling tales episode by epic episode.
And we’ll be
adding extra jigsaw puzzles to the puzzle page.
If mew want to see more of what's been
happening at BBHQ since the lockdown began, check out our Instagram
feed where mew can see our daily diary and exclusive videos
that we don't put here on the blog.
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Welcome to the Pet Parade and our weekly news round up!
Our headline this week is; Aftur Dark Walking... dad and the P.A. love to go fur walks after dark. Now, this may not be effuryones box of nip but they like to do a spot of stargazing on their circuit too and obviously that can be done in daylight! MOL
A couple of nights ago, they went a little earlier than normal and the sky was quite magical, only a few stars were out twinkling but the colours as the sky turned to full night were amazing; from deepest indigo through an entire blue spectrum all the way to a soft, incandescent peach tone. In real life it was breathtaking to see, though dads iPhone camera did a purretty good job of capturing it.
In other news, the catnip seedling are up -WOOOOOO HOOOOOO - although they are tiny and it'll be another week or so before they can be potted on. Also, the cucumber seedlings have emerged, and we've just pinched out the runner beans and peas to make then more vigorous and less-leggy. We've got quite a lot of seedlings appearing, so potting on will be occurring soon. Outside we planted a furst little batch of radishes as a little taster a week or so ago, and here they are just peeking out the top of the compost.
We'll plant a proper second and third crop directly in the ground as the weeks continue to get warmer but we wanted some early stuff growing just to get a head start on things.
The dahlia's and marigolds have appeared too, and we're waiting on the sweet peas as we've grown 6 different varieties this year. We took delivery of some zinnia seeds last week but the weather needs to be much warmer before planting, though we can't wait to set those as its a jewel mix of all colours which we think is furry exciting!
Are mew growing anything this year?
And finally this week... Smooch is trying out his Gumshoe/Private Detective vibe as he's getting into character fur our new adventure...
What do mew think?
Would mew hire Gumshoe Smooch?
MOL MOL MOL!
If mew missed anything offur the last week, here's the latest posts fur your purrusal:
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And don't furget while we're all on lockdown, we The B Team have got your six and can entertain mew fur weeks; there are oodles of colouring pages to download and not furgetting the colouring books too. There's a page full of crafting projects to keep your mittens making stuff, and if books are your thing, check our Amber's Book Reviews fur your next pawesome read!
There are some epically exciting adventure stories too, so read our thrilling tales episode by epic episode.
We'll also be adding some new Brain Training soon, just to keep your little grey cells in tip-top condition. And we’ll be adding extra jigsaw puzzles to thepuzzle page.
If mew want to see more of what's been happening at BBHQ since the lockdown began, check out our Instagram feed where mew can see our daily diary and exclusive videos that we don't put here on the blog.
We do hope mew're all well and staying safe. We know that it's purretty hard to suddenly have your freedom to roam taken away literally overnight.
The P.A. is used to not going anywhere much since her accident last year took her freedom away, so she's already conditioned to staying at home; she had only been going to work one day a week fur months and had just started two days back when she and dad temporarily closed the business due to Covid-19. But fur those who are usually out every day, it is hard to suddenly be at home without a routine and all the things mew'd usually be doing on a daily basis. The best advice the P.A. can offer is this: Think of being at home as your new temporary job.
Get up and get dressed, and ladies forget the make-up and hair, who cares!
Have your breakfast.
If you're working from home, get that out of the way first before anything else after breakfast.
Prioritize your household jobs for the morning too, get everything out of the way.
Have your lunch.
If you have a garden and the weather is clement, go do a job or two or three outside.
Or sort some pending household paperwork out.
Make a to-do list of all the things you've been putting off doing at home, and do one thing a day.
Don't be obsessed with the news, watch only what is necessary.
Read all those books you've been hoarding, do puzzles, do colourings, make things, decorate, try something new that you've always wanted to do ie painting/drawing/whatever, leave the tv off until the evenings after dinner.
Try to do a little exercise if possible, late afternoon is a good time and there are oodles of YouTube video's for every type of exercise you can imagine, I really like Yoga with Adriene plus she's doing some fabulous meditation videos for anxiety right now. By doing a little exercise each day you help lower your stress hormones, which in turn helps your immune system, which is super important right now. If you're not one for doing exercise vids, go for a walk if you can or if not try gentle stretching, which can be done seated or standing. We go for a walk after dark most nights anyway, so for us nothing is different in that respect.
Try to think of the current situation as a chance to regroup and remember you're safe at home, and in a few weeks hopefully, things will start to return to some sort of normality and we can all begin to go forward again and move in a positive direction. Well, that is what I'm personally praying for during my lockdown, and that everyone I know and love is safe. And I pray that you, all my amazing blog buddies stay safe and healthy too!
Now more than ever we need to keep calm and our stress levels down, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise, which we're sure mew all have down paw by now... but if mew've furgotten, stop what mew're doing fur a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:
Smooch is here again to offur mew assistance in getting your OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening, so just press play, close your eyes and follow his instructions.
Don't mew feel better already? I know we do!
All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, aka The B Team.
Here's this weeks mandala, and today we've got a nice simple one fur those of mew who are new to colouring our mandalas.
Click here to **download** and/or print the mandala.
And here's our finished version...
Coloured on the iPad and then transformed in Prisma, this time we chose the effect - Huawei, which we think looks purretty nice!
If mew'd like to watch the P.A. colour in a mandala, click hereto watch on the blog, or click here to watch on our YouTube channel.
If mew'd like to share your peeps pawesome artwurk feel free to upload it to our Facebook page at:
So on that note, we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when we're back with our weekly blog hop on The Pet Parade! Until then Keep Calm and Colour OM! Bestest chilled purrs Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox
And don't furget while we're all on
lockdown, we The B Team have got your six and can entertain mew fur weeks;
there are oodles of colouring pages to download and not furgetting the colouring books too. There's a page full
of crafting projects to keep your mittens making stuff,
and if books are your thing, check our Amber's Book Reviews fur your next pawesome
There are some epically exciting adventure
stories too, so read our thrilling tales episode by epic episode.