Sunday 31 December 2017

New Years Floating Selfies & A Bit of a Pawty on The Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with Cat on my Head

Sunday Selfies @BionicBasil

Happy New Pawesome Furriends

Welcome to our New Years Eve selfie and pawty post.

Pull up a cushion and we'll get mew a drink and some nibbles, would mew like to try a Pawsecco?

Remember our pre-pawty post on Friday?

Where Smooch had invented a new nip drink called the 'Mind Bender'? [Seems like Humphrey shared some of his secrets before he departed!]

Ok, let's continue...

Sometime later...

"Pandora have mew seen Smooch, Parsley and Fudge?" I asked.

"Last time I saw them they were offur there under the big oak tree," Pandora replied in her odd, little foreign accent. "Smooch offured me a shot of his new drink, but I declined!"

"Good move, and thanks Pandora!" I said as I headed off in the heathens direction.  

A short while later aftur searching the area and seeing nothing but hearing muffled laughter, I looked up and found him like this:

"What the freak are mew doing up there Smooch?" I yelled.

"Basil dude, mew so need to try this, its EPICALLY EPIC!" Smooch replied as he floated among the trees.


"Oh dude this is so much better than an out of body experience!"" he whooped. "I'm having an ACTUAL BODY EXPERIENCE!"

Parsley suddenly appeared at my side, emerging like an invisible wraith from the darkness. 

"Basil!" he whispered in my ear, nearly making my fur jump off my skin in fright. "Dude, here drink this, mew won't regret it!"

I stared at the proffered glass and saw a rather thick veil of mist eeking into the cold night air, I sniffed it, grinned and took the glass. 

"What the heck!" I said and downed the contents.

A few minutes later this was me and the B Team - OOPS - mew can see where this is going, so enough said apart from... PAWTY ON GUYS!! 


We'd like to take this oppurrtunity to say...

Thank mew to our all fabulous furriends from all offur the wurld fur joining us here in Sweepy Ville to see in 2018, we can't thank mew enough fur visiting us here on the blog effury week, and most impawtantly fur your furriendship and support.

We feel blessed to know each and effury one of mew.
And on that note, we're going to wish mew all much health, happiness and a furry blessed 2018!

Bestest New Years Purrs

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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Friday 29 December 2017

The New Years Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 228 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Barking from the Bayou

Welcome to the New Years Pet Parade Wunderpurr Furriends

Join us at our New Years Picnic in the forest, effurypurrdy is welcome, pull up a cushion and get comfy!

Just stay away from the lethal cocktail Smooch invented, he calls it 'The Mind Bender!' as it literally does exactly that.

I tried a wee dram earlier and I woke up next door, in the hen house - OOPS - with no recollection of getting there, the hens weren't furry impressed but at least it was warm! MOL

Stick with the niptini specials... shhhhh Smooch is just ambling towards us.

"Watcha' Smooch!" I said smiling.

"Hiya Basil, do mew want another Mind Bender?" he asked. "Me and the guys are just going to do a few shots and see what happens before our guests arrive!"

"Dude thanks awfully but I think I'll stay on Terra Firma!" I replied as Smooch took a swig of his lethal neon drink. 

"Awwww mew don't know what mew're missing, aftur about 5 mew start having OBE's!" he laughed.


"Yep an out of body experience dude, they're all the rage," he laughed.

"Maybe fur mew youngsters, but if mew get stuck in an alternate plane of existence," I said. "I'm just letting mew know that I'm on my jolly holly's until the second of January."

"No wurries Basil, if we are lucky enough that it happens I'm sure we'll be fine until then!" he laughed, tripped offur a tree root and headed off towards Fudge and Parsley.

"Oh my cod!" I muttered. "This pawty is gonna be wild!"

To be continued on Sunday ...

If mew missed anything offur the last week, here's the latest posts fur your purrusal:

Pet Peeves with Parsley

Sunday Selfies ~ Festive Selfies

Catmas Extravaganza

and if mew're still bored get our free colouring books below:

We'll be back with our usual selfie selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then, in the meantime we wish mew all an epic weekend

Bestest purrs and big hugs

Basil & Co xox

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Wednesday 27 December 2017

FLASHBACK FEVER! BionicBasil Revisited #23 The Flower Power Tour

Festive greetings!


Welcome to our midweek post and we do hope mew're all having the bestest Catmas effur!

As mew can see we're headed off on a little trip down memory lane, and as a lot of us are in midst of winter and summer seams sooooooo furry far away, we thought we'd share one of our Annual Garden Safari posts way back in July 2014.

So let's jump in the time dilation vortex and go just a little short ways back....

Woo hoo, that was fun... not to swirly either! MOL


The Monday Meow 

Many Greetings furriends

Here we are again at the start of another fabulous week, today we're mixing it up and giving mew a purrsonal and intimate guided tour of our flower garden. 

I will be your host as we cruise sedately around the garden at 'Chateau Basille'  followed by afternoon tea and refreshments, should mew require any.  

Welcome to the 

Flower PoweTour


Welcome furriends, are we ready to start the tour? 

Excellent, now if mew'd like to follow me and we'll begin...  and if anyone wants to stop fur a breather or a quick snooze on the lawn, just shout out...

Here we have a delightful blue agapanthus specimen, flanked either side with a pink dahlia and orange and yellow ganzia daisies.

Purrlease feel free to take pictures as we tour....


As we continue, mew'll see rather a lot of chives, these little oniony plants grow like the blazes, howeffur the P.A. says that's ok, as they taste furry nice.... I wouldn't know as I'm not a veggie type of cat.


Moving on, we're headed to where the beautiful blue cornflowers are growing, these are lovely little flowers, howeffur they are not built to withstand lot's of boisterous activity and being trampled on... so the P.A. has roped them off fur their own safety!


We'll go into the giant daisy forest now... effuryone keep up, I don't want mew getting lost in these tall densely packed flowers...

Is effuryone still with me? Pawesome...

  Ahhhh, now we've emerged back into more normal sized vegetation, look what we've found!  A dandelion head in prime condition... if anyone wants to make a wish, purrlease do so now, all wishes are included in the tour, there are no hidden no extras, so go ahead and wish away...                             

Now  mew can see we've come to the white delphiniums, these majestic flowers are striking to say the least, there are 3 types in the garden, the white, pale blue and deep blue.... up close the petals are extraordinary, don't mew think so?


Moving on, we find ourselves at the echinacea patch, this is a furry interesting medicinal plant.  Apparently in tincture form it helps keep our hooman staffs immune system fit and healthy, so I heartily recommend using it to keep ones staff full of vitality and vigour, especially in the winter months, when those pesky things called germs comes out and try to make effuryone cough and sniffle.


Shhhhhhh.... get close and mew can see a furry cute bee having a wild old time...


Here we are at the foxgloves, these are one of the P.A.s favourites... and the bumble bees too.  Not that they compete fur the nectar, I must add! MOL

The P.A. does keep bees, she has two hives. So we get all our own honey, plus beeswax fur candle making [more on that another time though] 


And here we are at the lavender patch, this is always bustling with activity, if mew peer a little closer mew'll see all kinds of insects. But as they're hard at work, we won't interrupt them fur too long....


Just nudge it with your nose and inhale that heady wundpurr fragrance.... it's delish right?  Another interesting fact, lavender oil is furry soothing, so if any of mew have uptight or anxious staff, this is a really good one to use on them... just rub a little on their wrists/pulse points... and tell them to inhale deeply, it works wunders!


Now we're heading towards the lupins... these are lovely flowers, except fur the aphids... but the good news is, this year we watched the tiny hedge sparrows zoom in, and pick those meaty little pests right off the plant. This made us furry happy, as we do like to keep a completely chemical free zone. Plus the little birdies got a fabulous source of protein.


There are many lupin plants in all colours dotted effurywhere around the garden.


Heading onto the path, we have a nice selection of pinks... these are furry purretty little flowers, but a lot of dead heading is required, otherwise mew only get one good show a season.


Here we are in the courtyard, this is the P.A.s favourite rose, it's called Gertrude Jekyll, a furry old fashioned rose with lovely deep pink tones and a delightful fragrance.  Don't get too close though, the thorns are vicious!


As we round back onto the lawn we can see some more pinks, and a few yellow snapdragons, which I find so funny as they never snap at me and they don't breathe fire either! 


As we head towards the buddleia, or butterfly bush, mew'll smell the heady sweet heady scent and we can see quite a few varieties of butterflies...  we have even sighted a really unusual bright yellow one before, so that was furry exciting...  This one though is called a Peacock butterfly,


this one is a Painted Lady


and this one is a Brimstone [no fire included]

 And finally we finish our tour at the highly fragrant honeysuckle bush, feel free to take a deep breath and enjoy the exquisite aroma....

Well, we've come to the end of the tour, I do hope mew've enjoyed yourselves and if mew'd like any refreshments such as tea and cake or some salmon sandwiches, purrlease make yourselves at home on the patio, and Amber and Snowie will be your servers.

Image courtesy of [Apolonia] / 

Image courtesy of [duron123] /

Image courtesy of [tiramisustudio] /

If mew have any questions, feel free to ask away and I'll do my furry bestest to answer.

We've really enjoyed your company today, mew've been the best tour group effur! 

We'll be back on Wednesday, with another riveting episode of The Pink Flamingo Saga, so don't miss out on that, in the meantime though...

Enjoy the rest of your stay

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox

Thanks fur stopping by and we hope mew enjoyed the tour!

See mew on Friday fur The New Years Pet Parade

Until then...

Bestest festive purrs

Basil &  Co xox

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