Monday, 1 June 2020

Happy Birthday Basil ~ Wing Commander Basil's 18th Birthday & 2nd Birthday at The Bridge Plus Smooch's 9th Birthday And Epic Give-Away

It's Pawty Time  @BionicBasil® 2019

IT'S PAWTY TIME!!!

Dudes and dudettes, IRL [in real life] it would have been my 18th birthday here in the earth realm today and so that makes it my 2nd Birthday at The Rainbow Bridge, and there have been quite a few tears shed again offur whether we should have a pawty or not but I said, "it's my fluffing birthday and I want a pawty with my furiends!" So it was decided, then as we were all really sad about Uncle John's passing, Smooch's pawty got put on hold, so today we're having a joint pawty, are mew ready?

SO LETS PAWTY!!!


Earlier in the day...

We got all paws on deck decorating the garden, which was snoopervised by our lovely Pandora... 

Basil and Pandora  @BionicBasil® 2019

Then Smooch decided to join me under the gazebo... where we had a deep and meaningful discussion on whether we needed any more red balloons or more blue balloons, which thoroughly wore us out and then we needed to another take a quick nap! 

Basil, Smooch and Pandora  @BionicBasil® 2019

Though a short while later, it all started to come together...
Decorations  @BionicBasil® 2019
Then we got a couple of vintage vehicles out of storage from level 12 in the bunker, and next to arrive was the atlas crane sent by the P.A.'s brother fur bungee jumping.  It hadn't been parked fur more than a minute when Smooch just had to get all offur it, what a total heathen and Fudge couldn't wait fur his turn! [OMC, I can see this is going to get rapidly out of control! MOL]

Pawty activities  @BionicBasil® 2019

Pandora really loved the vintage car and got dressed appropriately fur a sedate drive around Mewton-Clawson with our guests when they arrive shortly.  So anypurrdy that wants to go 'Driving with Miss Dora'  do shout up, as I think she'll be quite in demand this evening!

Plus, fantastic news; Angels Humphrey, Snowie and Posie turned up just as we'd got set up on the lawn, ready to pawty hard and get their wilds on.

The lights came on as it got darker just as our fab furiends began to arrive from all offur the wurld...
garden at Night Basil and Pandora  @BionicBasil® 2019
garden at night Basil and Pandora  @BionicBasil® 2019
Doesn't it look purretty?

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So pawesome pals grab a hat, we've already got ours! MOL


Get some cake!
The Nip Bar is OPEN!
Have a drink! 
Who wants to go Tank Driving?

TANK DRIVING @BIONICBASIL®

Don't panic guys, I've not touched a drop of Smooch's lethal Mindbender nip cocktail, so I'll be your designated tank driver tonight, all-a-board fur oodles and oodles of fun, and don't tell the P.A. but we might go blow some stuff up, just because we can! MOL 

Also we're offuring a supurr tour of our secret bunker, though we did start pawtying in there earlier aftur our epic angel fursibs arrived, sorry about the mess - OOPS - if mew're feeling a bit peckish Humphrey can whip mew something up in his lab, yes, it doubles up as his purrsonal kitchen when he pops in to visit and he invented an A.I. replicator that can make anything mew want.

 So fur all those guests who would like oodles of bacon with their bacon butties, bacon pies and bacon burgers mew are definitely in the right place, just put your paw in the air so he can fulfil that bacon, with bacon, with extra bacon on the side with bacon sprinkles on top order just fur mew!

Basil's Birthday in the bunker @BionicBasil® 2019

Oh just a quick warning during the tour, if mew feel an uncontrollable urge to push any RED BUTTONS that are clearly marked DO NOT PUSH - purrlease heed the warning as we don't want the dragon to escape again, or anything else fur that matter! MOL

And don't wurry about the Kraken either, K.D. aka Kraken-Dude is on level 8 with Horice and all the creatures from the alternate dimension in the Bio-sphere, so unfortunately we'll be missing out on that level due to health and safety protocols as K.D.'s lessons in 'A Krakens Guide To Adapting To The 21st Century' are still going a wee bit sloooooooow and he hasn't quite grasped that he can't just randomly eat whateffur and wheneffur he feels like it. 
Help yourselves to nibbles!
Get some pudding!
AND LET'S PAWTY!

Smooch and Parsley   @BionicBasil® 2019

WOOO HOOOOOO DUDES ROCK ON!!!



Now onto the Give-Away

There are two goodie bags up fur grabs!


The give-way is open wurld-wide** as usual, and all mew have to do is leave a comment below.  We'll do the draw fur the winner next Monday at 5pm, so mew have until then to enter and we'll post the winner*** on The Pet Parade next week!

And what's the prize, we hear mew ask?

Well, as all our pawesome regulars know, our giveaways are epically epic and we like to surprise mew with a goodie bag filled with delightful things fur mew and your hooman, so it's a win win fur effuryone. 

[**Unless mew're in one of those countries that aren't allowed to join in. Mew know who mew are!]

GOOD LUCK!!!

[***Prizes are as stated and no substitutes or cash prizes will be given.  It is up the winner to send us their snail mail address after we notify them either by email or comment on their blog after the winner is drawn.  Failure to respond in good time will result in a delay in the goodie bag being sent, or failure to respond at all will result in no goodie bag being sen .  The rules are simple and straightforward so purrlease abide by them.]


We do hope mew all have an EPIC time at the pawty, and if mew need to chill we have allocated the Crystal Room as the zen-zone, so mew can have a snooze, take five or just crash out.

Luffs mew all loads

Wing Commander Basil and The B Team xox









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Sunday, 31 May 2020

Sunny Sauce's Selfie & Purple Paradise on The Sunday Selfies & Caturday Art Blog Hops

BBHQ The B Team Sunday Selfies @BionicBasil ®

Fabulous greetings pawesome pals

Welcome to another selfie selection and today our theme is:

 Sunny Sauce's Selfie

Sunny Sauce  @BionicBasil ® Sunday Selfies

He's such a sleek mini-panfur, just look at his fur gleam in the sunshine it's like an obsidian mirror!


We're also joining in the lovely Athena's Art Hop so do stop by and show off your pawesome arty-farty skills.

https://www.athenacatgoddess.com/

Sunny Sauce  @BionicBasil® Caturday Art

The effect was created with Befunky - Underpainting DLX + colour changes to hue and saturation.

We also turned Sunny Sauce's Purple Paradise into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and see if mew can beat our time of 12 mins 35 secs.  Way slower than last weeks - OOPS! MOL



Anyhoo it's time for us to go and get ready for my pawty with Smooch tomorrow so don't forget to stop by as where having tank driving, crane bungee jumping, snacks, cake, tours around the bunker and an epic giveaway and we'd love fur mew to be part of the fun!

Wishing mew lots of snoozy snuggles

Bestest Sunday Purrs

Basil & The B Team




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

 Angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer ~ visit them at their pawesome blog:





Free Lockdown Activities

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've got some new Brain Training posts, just to keep your little grey cells in tip-top condition. 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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Friday, 29 May 2020

Feline Fiction on Fridays #134 at Amber's Library featuring **Max the Detective Cat: The Disappearing Diva** by Sarah Todd Taylor PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins

Welcome To

Feline Fiction on Friday's with Amber @BionicBasil™

With Amber ~ The Best Library Kitty in the entire Mewton~Clawson Parish.

amber bibliokitty Feline Fiction on Friday's with Amber @BionicBasil™

Supurr salutations pawesome furiends

*waves paw*

Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library.

Well I can't believe another week has just flown by, it's like I take a nap and it's Friday again! MOL

Anyhoo, today I thought I'd share a little throwback photo of me all the way back from 2004 when I was a wee, young whippersnapper. Before I inherited the Mewton-Clawson Library and all the responsibility that goes with it, no under I got crotchety as I got older.

Feline Fiction on Fridays #133 ©BionicBasil® Amber Throwback 2004

Just look at that face, Puss in Boots from Shrek has nothing on me!

In fact, this particular photo won a competition on United Cats, I can't remember what it was for now, but I remember it won.  


This week we're also joining in Friday Fill-ins with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs, don't forget to go hop along with them.
1. I would like to improve my ______________________________ skills.
2. My _____________ is _______________.
3. My current to-do list includes _________.
4. I finally _________.

The P.A.'s answers are...

1. I would like to improve my knitting skills, but sadly time eludes me, and so I will have to wait until the winter months when there's less to do.
2. My garden is so lovely, and I feel blessed to have been able to take a barren bit of land and turn it into something wonderful, and the birds love it, in fact I have one singing to me right now.
3. My current to-do list includes lists that are so long, I think I need 9 lives like a cat! But at the top of the list right now are: paint the chest of drawers in a lovely Bahama blue and put the crystal drawer knobs on.  Do lots and lots of weeding. Don't forget to write blog posts.  Go to work and do the accounts. Clean the house. Pot on the plants that are ready. Remember the bedroom needs decorating, and to buy new door furniture etc, etc, etc.... LOL
4. I finally decided to do my blog writing outside under the gazebo, and it's lovely writing in the garden, very inspiring.

And now I think it's time to share this weeks book.
Amber's Actual Library Feline Fiction on Friday's with Amber @BionicBasil™

This week I'm sharing

Feline Fiction on Fridays #134 ©BionicBasil® Max the Detective Cat The Disappearing Diva
Amber's Purrsonal Copy

Max the Detective Cat: The Disappearing Diva


by

Sarah Todd Taylor


Here's A Small Snippet of the Book Blurb:      

Max, chief mouse-hunter at the Theatre Royal, is up to his whiskers in his first mystery! Max is a pampered cat, used to the finer things in life, until a fun mouse chase goes badly wrong and he finds himself scruffy and alone and hiding out at the Theatre Royal.

>^.^<

This is the furst of three books in Max The Detective Cat series.  I really loved the illustrations throughout, the story is charming and has delightful characters.  Max is taken from a privileged home to find himself alone in the heart of London and alone, OMC! But I'm telling mew the plot!

Anyhoo, supurr characters, great story and really fun to read aloud to youngsters.  If mew're looking for a charming book, this is right up your alley.

I loved it, and think it would make a great addition to any kitty lovers library, no matter how old mew are.

Try it, and then get the next two!

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Nosy Crow Ltd 

The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:



Ratings of:

Max the Detective Cat: The Disappearing Diva


Offurall Enjoyment



I do hope mew enjoy this book if mew decide to give it a go, 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 I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew. And don't furget that all my previous reviews can be found on my Book Review page.

Next Friday I'm reviewing a rather special book by my pawesome friends, Peaches and Paprika, so don't miss that! 

Until next time

Keep calm and read on

Purrs

Amber xox

Free Lockdown Activities

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! 

There are some epically exciting adventure stories too, so read our thrilling tales episode by epic episode.




We've got some new BrainTraining posts, just to keep your little grey cells in tip-top condition. 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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