Friday 29 November 2019

Feline Fiction on Fridays #111 at Amber's Library featuring **Murder She Knit** by Peggy Ehrhart & A Shout Out For Scrumble's Charity Advent Calendar

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Feline Fiction on Friday's with Amber @BionicBasil™

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Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library

Before we dive into this weeks book, our fabulous pals from Scrumble's; mew remember we reviewed their delicious cat food last year... well this year, the team added some lovely advent calendars to their growing inventory.

Plus they are donating 50p from the sale of every one to a local anipal charity in London; Wood Green Rescue and if mew buy one, mew have the option to donate £5 to the same charity at the time of purchase - we love that idea, mew get daily treats and homeless anipals get a little extra help offur the Catmas period.   

Scrumble's Cat Advent Calendar

Click here to visit the Scrumble's Charity Advent Calendar page for cats.

We love the **warning** on their website #ABSOLUTELYHILARIOUS

Keep out of reach to avoid your cat demolishing more than one window a day. 
Each window contains one of two healthy cat treats.

This so applies to Melvyn who goes on solo midnight feast missions at least once a week [he says he's on a bulking session right now].  The P.A. & Dad then find the evidence of his nocturnal picnicking activities at various locals in the morning! #PropurrHardcoreHeathen

Feline Fiction on Fridays #111 at Amber's Library ©BionicBasil® Scrumble's Charity Advent Calendar

But anyhoo, young Melvyn's snatch and grab aside, this advent calendar is all mine and NOPE I'm not sharing with any of those other heathens, and I shall be locking it up in my library for safe keeping! 

Feline Fiction on Fridays #111 at Amber's Library ©BionicBasil® Scrumble's Charity Advent Calendar - Amber - No I'm Not Sharing


Many thanks to Scrumble's for sending it just for me; mew guys are epic and I hope your fundraiser is a pawesome success!

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 #111 at Amber's Library ©BionicBasil® Murder She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart - Amber's Purrsonal Copy
Amber's purrsonal copy

Murder She Knit

 Knit and Nibble Mystery Book 1


Peggy Ehrhart

Here's A Small Snippet of the Book Blurb:      

Since her only daughter left for college, widow Pamela Paterson has kept busy as associate editor of a craft magazine and founder of the Knit and Nibble knitting club in quaint Arborville, New Jersey. Now, she's trying out a new hobby--solving murders!

Well if mew are avid followers of my reviews, mew know how much I love a cozy mystery, especially if its got cats in!  

Furstly I have mention how much I adore the cover and if mew check out the other books in the series [5 in total], those covers are gorgeous too, but I digress, if mew love knitting, obviously this is for mew, but if mew're not a knitter, don't be put off at all as this is for everyone who loves a cozy mystery.

I really liked the setting, it has likeable characters, though the black cat didn't really have much to do with the mystery, but still its a cute kitty!  The plot rattles along with plenty of twists and turns to keep mew guessing and there were a few laughs too.  

Overall a good, solid start to a fun new series, and I'll definitely be getting book 2, Died in the Wool on my next book buying foray. 

So if mew're in the market for a new cozy mystery series, give this a try, I'm sure mew'll enjoy it.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing

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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

Until next time

Keep calm and read on


Amber xox

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Wednesday 27 November 2019

Happy Thanksgiving, Sorry About Last Weeks Link-Up and Real Mancats DO Wear PINK - A Sneak Peek of our Next Crafting with Cats on The Pet Parade 328 with Dash Kitten, Barking from the Bayou and US!

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 Wednesday Greetings Fabulous Furriends

And welcome to our weekly news round-up.

Furstly we'd like to wish all our furriends offur the pond a furry 

Happy Thanksgiving 2019!

Happy Thanksgiving with Basil & The B Team at BBHQ ©BionicBasil® 2019

And fur those celebrating here in the U.K. there's always plenty of turkey to go around at BBHQ, but be quick because young Melvyn is on a bulking session right now! MOL

Wherever mew are, and howeffur mew celebrate, we really hope mew all have a pawesomely supurr day!

In other news this week...

Sorry that last weeks link up didn't work, apparently there was a bit of a glitch in the space time continuum-a-nom-nom-nom and the P.A. only just saw that there was another lot of HTML code she could have used that did wurk - OOPS BAD P.A.! 

Purrlease let us know in the comments if mew have any issues joining in.  We're sorry we still can't allow any right-clicking on the blog, as the minute we do, we'll be content scraped to kingdom come.

And finally before we pop off... 

Real Mancats DO Wear PINK 

As clearly demonstrated by Melvyn, who's not afraid to embrace a more feminine colour palette should the occasion arise in his uber successful modelling career.

Real Man Cats Wear PINK - A Sneak Peek of our Next Crating with Cats with Melvyn Modelling at BBHQ ©BionicBasil® The Pet Parade 328

Melvyn is such a epic model, the P.A. can't believe her luck aftur 25 years! MOL

We've got some really fun Crafting with Cats posts lined up fur mew in the coming weeks, including making your own decorations and the cute bandanna above.  Now this purrticular Catmas bandanna is going all the way to Belarus to a lovely little gurl cat called Simma, and we've made one with green pom poms fur her cousin called Dabi, which Fudge will be modelling in the upcoming post.  So we know mew won't want to miss out on that, plus we've got a Catmas pudding to share, and not just any pudding, mew guys are going to love this - but obviously no spoilers today! MOL

If mew've missed any of the posts offur the last week, here's the catch up links:

Amber will be here on Friday with a fantastic book she can't wait to share with mew all, so do stop by the library, tea and nip cookies will be served, and we hope to see mew then! 

Bestest purrs

Wing Commander Basil and The B Team 

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Monday 25 November 2019

Mancat Monday at BBHQ with The Pinnacle of Uber Manlycatness ~ Fudge

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It's Mancat Monday, and mew know what that means, so today Fudge is here sharing all his uber manlycatness

Doesn't he cut a magnificent specimen of a ruggedly handsome mancat?

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We can almost guarantee all the ladycats in the blogosphere will be swooning right now over this gorgeous ginger-ninja pin-up! MOL

So we'll leave mew to admire Fudge in peace, [btw if mew'd like a photo of him, drop us a line] and we'll see mew on Wednesday when we'll be back with The Pet Parade, until then...

Keep Calm and Be A Pin-Up!

Wing Commander Basil and The B Team  

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Sunday 24 November 2019

Melvyn's Autumn Adventure on The Sunday Selfies & Caturday Art Blog Hops

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Fabulous greetings pawesome pals

Welcome to another selfie selection and today our theme is:

Melvyn's Autumn Adventure

Melvyn's Autumn Adventure ©BionicBasil® The Sunday Selfies

Melvyn loves his little outdoor safari's, and if mew look closely mew'll notice his eyes are the same colour as the leaves - EPIC!

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

Melvyn's Autumn Adventure ©BionicBasil® Caturday Art

The effect was created with Befunky - Underpainting DLX

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and see if mew can beat our time of  9 mins 40 secs.  And surprisingly we're gaining traction and are much quicker than last weeks! MOL

Anyhoo it's time for us to go snoopervise the P.A. while she starts cleaning the kitty kitchen and our bathroom as mew know what a total menace she is to herself these days, so we do hope mew have a totally terrific day!

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:

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Saturday 23 November 2019

WHAT'S IN THE BOX? on In The Spotlight ~ Product Review featuring The Gus & Bella Box ~ Santa Paws Christmas Box

Wunderpurr greetings pawesome pals

And how are mew on this fine Caturday morning? 

Today we're back sharing one of our *sponsored posts with mew from the fabulous peeps at...

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Mew may remember a couple of weeks ago we shared their epic November Calm Kitty Box? Today we're back with their December Santa Paws Box, and OH MY COD are we excited to show mew what's inside!

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Gus & Bella Santa Paws Box

Fudge and Melvyn have been watching the box for the last couple of weeks with much anticipation, and yesterday when we opened it Fudge was on the front row with Melvyn hot on his heels!

So let's show mew what was in the box.

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Gus & Bella Santa Paws Box Opening The Box with Fudge and Melvyn

Fudge was purretty adamant that furst cat on the scene gets it all! MOL

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Gus & Bella Santa Paws Box The Goodies

Let's have a closer look at all the lovely goodies...

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Gus & Bella Santa Paws Box The Goodies 

We've sampled 4Cats toys and Rosewood toys before, so we know how epic these are! 

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Gus & Bella Santa Paws Box The Goodies

The Blink Treats are pawesome, we've sampled some of those before too! 

And OH MY COD, we got a mini Snowie in a Catmas Bauble, which we think is absolutely beautiful.  These are made by Sass & Belle.

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Gus & Bella Santa Paws Box The Goodies

And the P.A. got some really yummy sweeties and 3 pairs of socks, which she loves.

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Gus & Bella Santa Paws Box The Goodies

Plus we got two tins of Highlife yumminess and a beautiful card that looks like Parsley!

So What Did We Think To The Santa Paws Box?

We thought it was epically epic, in fact we didn't think they could top Novembers Box but they did! 

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Gus & Bella Santa Paws Box Fudge and The Gingerbread Man

Fudge declared that the 4cats valerian gingerbread-man was his, well it is ginger and he spent the next hour rolling around the kitchen with it! #BestTimeEffur

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Gus & Bella Santa Paws Box Melvyn and The Reindeer

Melvyn took an instant liking to the Rosewood fluffy reindeer teaser toy, and the last we saw of it, it was being dragged upstairs and into his bed. #FunTimesWithReindeers

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® Gus & Bella Santa Paws Box Fudge And The Treats

The treats were fabulous, and we couldn't wait to get stuck in, although Fudge muscled in on the front row again! MOL 

The P.A. absolutely loves the bauble, she says it's precious and we're so looking forward to placing it on our tree next month.

In fact the entire box was absolutely delightful, and there isn't anything that we didn't like, Gus and Bella really do think carefully about what goes in their boxes, and as we said last time, they do deliver happiness!


If mew'd like to try a box from Gus & Bella, we have a special discount code just for mew, and guess what?  Their Santa Paws Christmas Box is available to pre-order now, so if mew'd like to get your mittens on one, don't hang about as they won't last long!  

Discount Code: BASIL10

**gives 10% off first month's subscription box, and also off the One-Off-Gift Box and Pre-Paid subscriptions**

We would like to say a very special thanks to the pawesome peeps at Gus & Bella for giving us the opportunity to experience their December Santa Paws Box  ~ THANK MEW SO FURRY MUCH WE LOVED IT ALL!

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Many thanks fur joining us today,and don't furget to stop by tomorrow when we will be sharing this weeks uber-cool selfie selection and Art-Farty pictures for the Sunday Selfies and Caturday Art Blog Hops.

Until then

Keep calm and go shopping

Happy Caturday

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 

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