Sunday, 26 April 2020

A Darn Good Scratch'n'Scritch with Smooch 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:

A Darn Good Scratch'n'Scritch with Smooch

A Darn Good Scratch'n'Scritch with Smooch ©BionicBasil® Sunday Selfies

Just look at that face, pure satisfaction in the scratch'n'scritch department! MOL


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

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A Darn Good Scratch'n'Scritch with Smooch ©BionicBasil® Caturday Art

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

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop bu the puzzle page and see if mew can beat our time of 7 mins 53 secs.  Only slightly quicker than last weeks! MOL



Anyhoo it's time for us to go and nap, as we've been struck with a severe case of apathy the last few days and the only way to get out of this funk is to go nap some more! 

And before we forget, Amber's post is finally up, the auto-thingy-mah-doodle sadly didn't post her latest review on time, but neffur fear all is how is should be now, so go see what she thought to dragons! 

We hope mew have a totally terrific day with 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:






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 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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Friday, 24 April 2020

Feline Fiction on Fridays #130 at Amber's Library featuring **The Boy Who Grew Dragons** by Andy Shepherd 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.

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Supurr salutations pawesome furiends

*waves paw*

Hello gorgeous library guests and welcome to my private library.

How have you been this week?  All good I hope, there's not much to report from the Mewton-Clawson Library, there's a tinge of apathy in the air which is proving quite hard to shake, that and the warm weather makes for a combination of not getting a lot done...

Feline Fiction on Fridays #130 ©BionicBasil® Chilling with Amber

... other than snoozing in my basket at the top of the stairs, which I must admit is rather nice and very enjoyable. 

Hopefully, the apathy will disperse and I'll get my teeth into something soon, such as tidying up the library.  But if not, then so what, it'll still be there next week! MOL

Sometimes it's good to do nothing at all...


This week we're also joining in Friday Fill-ins with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.

1. If I couldn’t live in my country, I would live in ______________________.
2. I wish I had kept _________________________ from my childhood.
3. I would choose _________ over _________.
4. _________ doesn’t matter in the long run.

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

1. If I couldn’t live in my country, I would live in Australia, as I love the country, the warm weather and my husband was born there.

2. I wish I had kept ??? from my childhood. This is a tough one as I have a lot of my stuff from being a child; all my books, teddies/soft toys, some art, games, etc... nothing else springs to mind, what I do wish is that my hooligan cousins hadn't broken my Magic Roundabout Playground when I was 5; they forced the train the wrong way around the track and broke the carousel, I was so upset. I still have certain elements from it though.

3. I would choose health over wealth, but both is always nice.

4. Being number one, or first or top in anything doesn’t matter in the long run - what matters is you're happy doing what you're doing, and it doesn't matter a fluff what anyone else thinks. If you really love what you do, and it brings joy, satisfaction and happiness you've literally won the proverbial jackpot.

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 back with another of Melvyn's Top 10 Book Picks.

Feline Fiction on Fridays #130 ©BionicBasil®The Boy Who Grew Dragons - Amber's Library Copy
Amber's Purrsonal Copy

The Boy Who Grew Dragons 

by 

Andy Shepherd


Here's A Small Snippet of the Book Blurb:      

When Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of his grandad's garden, he doesn't think much of it. But he takes the funny fruit from the tree back into the house - and gets the shock and delight of his life when a tiny dragon hatches! The tree is a dragonfruit tree, and Tomas has got his very own dragon, Flicker.

>^.^<

This is a furst for me, I've neffur reviewed a book about dragons before, even though I've read many offur the years.

So let me say this; it's fun, colourful, entertaining plus has excellent role models and values. It features great characters and some humour, with an easy plotline in bite-sized chapters. There are also some very cute illustrations throughout which really help bring the story alive, I thought these were epic especially the full page and double-page ones.  And if mew effur wundered what it would be like to have a pet dragon, I think this book lays it all out, scales and all! MOL

A top read for youngsters, ideal for middle-grade and up, and if you like dragons what's not to love!  This would make a purrfect read during lockdown, my advice try it.

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  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Piccadilly Press

The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:



Ratings of:

The Boy Who Grew Dragons


Offurall Enjoyment


I do hope mew enjoy this book 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

Purrs

Amber 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! 

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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Thursday, 23 April 2020

Time To Give Those Little Grey Cells a Workout on Brain Training with Professor Basil P.H.D. #64 Throwback Purrsday with Me Way Way Way Back In 2009

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Happy Purrsday guys

Welcome to another fab Brain Training sesh today.

And this week I'm sharing a throwback from way, way, way back; in fact, it was almost another lifetime ago... the 12th July 2009 to be precise, and can mew guess who I was looking at?  At that time The B Team was only 5 strong as we'd just lost Miss Mildred Marbles in January of that year - so the team consisted of:

Amber, Humphrey, Posie, Snowie and myself of course, therefore mew've got a 1 in four chance of guessing right! MOL

Brain Training with Cats #64 ©BionicBasil® Flashback with Basil to July 2009

 I really like this picture;  we'd just finished the rock garden to the left of me at Easter and I used to love hiding out among the little stone circle [the mini-henge is still there today] and there was a gorgeous little Acer tree that was purrfect fur sitting under when it was hot and sunny... ahhhh those were the days eh!

Well if I'm honest it seems like only yesterday, and if we were to talk about quantum physics it purrobably was! MOL


It's time to get those little grey cells wurking.

Here's the answer key to last weeks sudoku #31
Answer Key Sudoku #31 Brain Training with Cats ©BionicBasil®

Are mew ready fur this weeks puzzle?


Just click here to download** to save and/or print the puzzle. 

The answer key will be on next weeks post.


Here's this weeks wurdsearch.

Brain Training with Professor Basil #64 Wurdsearch Farm Anipals @BionicBasil®Downloadable Puzzle Fur Purrsonal Use
Just click here to download** to save and/or print the wurdsearch.


And here's this weeks jigsaw puzzle, featuring yours truly next to the rock garden.

Brain Training with Cats #64 ©BionicBasil® Puzzle



It took me 7 mins 47 secs...  How did mew 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.

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I hope mew enjoy today's puzzles and Amber will be here tomorrow with a fab book, how do I know... I was purrched on the sofa in the catservatory while she was reading it - but don't tell her as she doesn't know I was there! MOL  So do stop by if mew have time, until then...

Keep calm, stay safe and stay at home

and

Puzzle On


Bestest purrs


Professor Basil 







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 also 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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Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Sunbathing, The Bear Hunt and Wild Garlic on The Pet Parade 349 with Dash Kitten, Barking from the Bayou and US!

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Pawesome Friday Greetings Furriends

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

Our headline this week is sunbathing; not only was Parsley engaging in this rather relaxing past-time the other day, dad even decided to take a bit of time-out and have a quick catnap in the sunshine!

Smooch and Dad ©BionicBasil® The Pet Parade 349

Don't forget your sunscream - factor 50+ is good, and if mew're like the moonbeam P.A. use at least a factor 357+ and do stay out of the hot sun between 11am and 3pm. 

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In other news... The Bear Hunt at BBHQ is still happening; we've been putting many different teddy bears and soft toys in our only roadside window since the 26th March.  Here's Melvyn, Fudge and Fluff the Bunny hanging out together and checking out what's going off in Mewton-Clawson's main street - not furry much.

Bear Hunt with Fudge and Melvyn ©BionicBasil® The Pet Parade 349

There have been about 15 different soft toys featured so far including a frog, two bunnies on separate days, a lamb, and lots of bears and at the moment there are two owls, a duck and the catnip gingerbread purrsons to entertain the walkers should they decide to look up as they pass our house.

We have quite a few to go at as the P.A. has collected many [many, many, many] soft toys her entire life, and she still has her furry furst teddy from when she was born.  She collected no-end of the Forever Friends bunnies and bears, also whenever she travelled anywhere abroad she'd always buy a new teddy or soft toy.  She's always loved the Jellycat range too, in fact, she's got her eye on this supurr cute owly right now, she says after the lockdown has finished she may invite Orlando to join the crew! MOL

And finally this week, great news in the garden; last summer the P.A. was given some wild garlic in a small pot, howeffur it seemed to die so she emptied the soil out and thought nothing more about it but then a few weeks ago little green shoots sprang up in the exact spot of the soil, so she was lucky enough to be able to transplant 13 individual plants, and some more have since appeared.


Wild Garlic ©BionicBasil® The Pet Parade 349

Who loves garlic, we do!  We also planted some regular garlic a few days ago too, so we'll keep mew posted on what happens with that.  Some of the carrot seedlings have appeared this week, and a lot of the sweet peas are up too, so there's lot's to be potted on, it's a good job we like gardening! MOL

And don't forget that it's Earth Day too, so tune in to Earth Day digital if mew have time.

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I'll be here tomorrow with some more Brain Training and the answer to last times sudoku puzzle so do stop by to join me if mew get chance, and let's help keep your little grey cells in tip-top condition! 

Until then...

Bestest purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team xox


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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 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.


Follow The B Team @BionicBasil® on InstacatTwitter and Facebook

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