Friday, 20 September 2019

Feline Fiction on Fridays #102 at Amber's Library featuring **Deadhead and Buried** by HY Hanna

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Feline Fiction on Friday's with Amber @BionicBasil™

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

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Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library

Amber's Book Reviews @BionicBasil®

Don't mew find it really annoying when someone goes and messes up your purrsonal space? 

This week I've been reorganizing things in the library as the P.A. has been making a big mess in there, so I finally put my paw down and said, "NO MORE, MEW'RE BANNED TOO!"

As mew can imagine this didn't go down too well, but I stuck firm and took the keys, so no one has access but me, just the way I like it.

Now all I can hear when I'm in there is the rustling of pages when I'm reading and the only mess, is the book stack I'm wurking my way through!  MOL

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

**Deadhead and Buried** 

English Cottage Garden Mysteries ~ Book 1

by 

HY Hanna


Here's A Small Snippet of the Book Blurb: 

City girl Poppy desperately wants to pay off her debts, quit her dead-end job, find her father... oh, and keep a plant alive. But she knows that these are just hopeless dreams--until the day a letter arrives. Suddenly, Poppy is on a train heading deep into the English countryside to claim a mysterious inheritance. 

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Well it goes without saying that I'm a big fan of HY Hanna's cozy mysteries, mew can find all my previous reviews here.  

Mew could have literally knocked me offur with a feather tickler, dipped me in treacle and rolled in catnip and I couldn't have been any more surprised to discover this brand new series earlier in the summer.

So what did I think to Deadhead and Buried? As with all HY Hanna's novels this is fun, easy to read and enjoyable.  Purrfect fur a rainy Sunday afternoon snuggled on the sofa in front of the fire, or a warm sunny day in the garden. 

HY Hanna has purrfected the cozy mystery formula, and I hope she continues to publish many, many more. 

If mew're looking fur a new cozy mystery series, try this I think mew'll enjoy it just as much as I did. 

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Audio: 7 hours 2 mins
Print Length: 315 pages
Publisher: Wisheart Press (16 Feb. 2019)

The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:



Ratings of:

Deadhead and Buried

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I do hope mew enjoy this series 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 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

Happy reading or listening until next time

Soft purrs

Amber xox






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Thursday, 19 September 2019

It's Meow Like A Pirate Day ARRRRRRRRR!!!

Today we're travelling back in time as we join in 

Meow Like A Pirate Day ARRRRRRRRR!!!

Captain Basil Blackheart and The Crew of The Crimson Revenge Sail Again @BionicBasil®

Ahoy there me hearties, welcome to ye on this mostly auspicious day, and in honour of this rare event we be thinking it be fitting to share with thee a truly extraordinary adventure that befell on us on this day exactly two, nay three years ago... are ye ready to relive the pirate adventure of a lifetime?

Hold onto ye hats matey's as this is one adventure mew'll neffur furget as long as ye live arrrrrrrrr! 


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Featuring our bonkers time travelling pirate adventure

The Extraordinary Voyages of  Cap'n Basil Blackheart and his Motley Crew 

aboard

The Crimson Revenge


Aharrrrrrr me hearties and wunderpurr greetings 

Here we be again on another truly unbelievable adventure, this time on the high seas.

I know it must seem quite impossible some of bizarre things which happen to us, [on a furry frequent basis] but paw on heart and let lightning strike me down if I effur tell an untruth... this is a; 'as it happens' or a 'squirrels eye-view' or a 'fly in the soup' whoops sorry, I meant to say 'fly on the wall documentary'  kinda vibe.

Join us as we share the facts of what happened on that fateful Sunday night, as we sailed back home from Speedy's Pawesome Pirate Party

So hold ye fast matey's, as we be in fur a wild ride tonight

Arrrrrrrrrrr


>^.^<

Part I ~ The Whirlpool

"And Action!"


It was a chilly September evening, the breeze was biting and the sun was supurr low, just peaking above the horizon saying a fond farewell to another glorious day.  We'd just set sail on our ship, The Crimson Revenge with a course plotted back home after a rather wild and wunderpurr weekend at Speedy's place fur his Annual Pirate Party.  Let's just what happened at Speedy's stays at Speedy's! MOL

"Parsley, wake up the glow-flies in the lanterns!" I called.

"Aye Cap'n," Parsley replied as darkness descended on us like an inky black shroud.

"Smooch, anything on the horizon?" I yelled towards the crows nest.

Smooch popped up, his night vision telescope scanning the blackness ahead. "No Cap'n, all clear!" he called back.

I leaned against the ships wheel and took a deep breath of the invigorating salty air, there's nothing like it fur freshness [well, snowy, icy air up a mountain comes close after being chased by a hoard of Zombie Yeti's, but that's another story fur another time].   Anyhoo as I stood there, each one of the glow lanterns burst into life after Parsley had given them a rather severe shaking.

"Good job young Parsley!" I said as the deck was washed with a pale bluish hue. "Humphrey?  Humphrey?"

Snowie nudged me. "He's strapped in a hammock below deck sleeping off the nip rum and all the party food, Pilchard is with him," she said with a shake of her head. "He'll be out fur hours, but the funny thing is he looks like a kitty chrysalis, I wunder if he'll be nicer when he emerges from his cocoon!" 

We burst out laughing. "I doubt it furry much," I replied. "He'll be as grumpy as effur!"

Amber lifted her eye-patch and glared at me. "How come I can't go and get in a hammock?"

I paused briefly, looking at the state of her. "Because mew, One Eye Amber were so off your chops mew couldn't even crawl up the gang plank and then mew fell into the water," I answered curtly. "I think mew are quite sober after that little impromptu icy dip, and just look at the state of your fur. I think mew should go take a bath pronto, savvy..."

Amber harrumphed rather loudly and stomped off, disappearing behind the main mast fur a quick clean up.

Posie began to sing softly, her voice was melodic and soothing as it wafted gently on the breeze while we sailed on in the dark.

We had been sailing fur approximately forty one minutes and fifteen seconds when the sea started to become rather choppy.  White foamy spray splashed offur the deck and the ship began to lurch rather alarmingly.

"Smooch, what the flip is happening?" I yelled above the increasing noise of the rising waves.

A few seconds passed, and I gripped the ships wheel tighter as a strong current took hold. 

As I was fighting with the wheel Smooch answered.

"Sorry Cap'n I had to attach my safety straps furst," he shouted loudly from the crows nest. "The good news is, they're holding me in place..."

"What's the bad news then?" I yelled back as forked lightning streaked across the sky in ways I'd neffur seen before.

He paused again. "The bad news is really bad news," he shouted.

Snowie was helping me hold the ships wheel as we were battered with the icy sea spray while the lightning flashed and thunder boomed all around us.

"Kindly relieve us from this suspense, tell us what the bad news is!" I almost shrieked to make myself heard above the din.

"We're being dragged into a whirlpool with a massive water-funnel and there's nothing we can do about it!" Smooch had to scream above the effur increasing noise.

I paused fur a second while I let this humongous bad news sink in, then I shouted as loudly as I could.

"Effurypurrdy strap yourselves to anything that's not going to move, NOW!"

I threw a length of rope at Snowie and then, using another length of rope I lashed myself to the ballustrading, then I gripped the ships wheel with all my might, if this whirlpool was taking us down then I was going down as a propurr captain; at the helm.


via GIPHY


I jammed my hat on extra tight, and wiped the the salty sea spray from my eyes as we continued on a course I had no control over and in storm conditions I neffur knew were possible.

The ship pitched and rolled, the wood creaking and groaning with the immense pressure as we were sucked faster and faster into the spiralling vortex. Relentless waves crashed across the deck while lightning erupted from the central vortex in jagged, fractured forks.  I just prayed to any god that may have been listening that my crew were fastened tightly to something as the angle we were now on; sideways on and looking straight down into the gaping maw of the deadly unknown, because if they weren't securely tied to something they were surely going to be lost fureffer. 

The pitching and rolling became increasingly violent as we descended the through the cyclic centrifuge in tighter and tighter circles as the huge funnel of water loomed up above us like a giant coiling snake hell bent on smashing us and The Crimson Revenge to smithereens. 

The only thing going through my mind was that this was some really, really, monumentally freaky natural phenomenom and the chances that we were going to survive it, well let me just say I wasn't holding my breath!

I was abruptly brought back from my momentary mind-scape by my crews terrified high-pitched screams as we reached what could only be described as the mouth of hell, and then there was nothing but blackness.

"And Cut!"

 


Guy's, we're sorry to leave mew in all in acute, harrowing suspense, but mew know that's how we roll! MOL

Also, I bet mew've got endless questions, such as:

How come The Crimson Revenge didn't get turned into toothpicks?

What about Kitty Chrysalis Humphrey below decks?

Where are all the crew?

And did they all get time to strap themselves to something secure?

What about Smooch in the crows-nest, surely that mast couldn't still be intact?

That whirlpool/water-funnel/storm is truly frightening, devastating, destructive, etc... can mew really survive it?

etc...

If mew have any questions feel free as to ask!

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Hearty purrs and salty sea-spray head rubs

Cap'n Basil & the Crew of The Crimson Revenge XOX









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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Happy 5th Birthday Pandora on The Pet Parade 318 with Dash Kitten, Barking from the Bayou and US!

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Pawesome Wednesday Greetings Furriends

Welcome to the Pet Parade and our weekly news round up!

HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY PANDORA

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Our supurr pals Pipo and the gang from

   Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs

sent Miss Pandora this epically epic card


and she says, "Thank furry much, I love it!"

Now we're not having a pawty today as Amber said that she wanted a joint pawty in October and Pandora had to wait - yep her Crotchety Highness really said that. And Pandora not wanting to make any waves on our currently calm mill-pond agreed! MOL

So keep the 24th of October free when we'll be having a totally terrific Halloween themed pawty and give-away!


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

Amber will be here on Friday with another book rfeview post, so we do hope mew can join us then and don't furget to hop along on the Pet Parade below.

Bestest purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox
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Monday, 16 September 2019

Colouring with Cats #89 ~ Getting Your OMs on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ It's All Happening In Mewton-Clawson

Colouring with Cats ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays ©BionicBasil®

Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furriends

Hiya guys, how was your weekend, anything good happen?  Ours was purretty laid-back, it was a beautiful day on Caturday, but a rather dull day on Sunday; Smooch and Pandora spent some time outside, and if mew want to see Pandora's supurr slow-mo video, pop to insta and check it out.  

Melvyn and Fudge are under house-arrest at the moment because Fudge decided to go marauding into next doors garden, upsetting a few burds and ruffling some feathers, and young Melvyn came home wet through and naked missing his collar, and we still haven't got to the bottom of that mystery, so they aren't going out anytime soon!

So Fudge spent Sunday like this...

Colouring with Cats ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays ©BionicBasil® Cinnamon Role Fudge

And young Melvyn sulked in the kitchen...

Colouring with Cats ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays ©BionicBasil® Young Melvyn Sulking

And as mew can see, Sauce had no sympathy at all! OOPS! MOL


Anyhoo, we do hope mew've all have a totally pawesome weekend and that mew're ready fur the week ahead, 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:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

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, unless otherwise stated.


Here's this weeks mandala.
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Click here to **download** and/or print the mandala.

And here's our finished version...

Colouring with Cats ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays ©BionicBasil® Mandala #89 Coloured by Cathrine Garnell 15-9-19

Coloured on the iPad and then transformed in Prisma, this time we chose the effect - Balloon.  


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


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 and Three here, if mew haven't already done so:

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So on that note we'll say bye fur now and see mew on Wednesday with The Pet Parade.

Until then


Keep Calm and Colour OM!


Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs


Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox









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