Monday, 18 January 2021

Love To Colour? Colouring with Cats #110 ~ Getting Your OM’s on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ Be Like Fudge, Supurr Chill

Turquoise Mandalas on Mondays Banner 2020 ©BionicBasil® getting your Om's on and unleash Your Zen Harmonies

Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furiends

Mew may remember on Friday when we showed mew the P.A.'s wurk car park which had flooded? Well, the good news is, it didn't get in the building or any wurse. However, the bad news is starting Tuesday evening through to Thursday we've got constant heavy rain forecast, so if mew can send a few prayers our way to stop us from being deluged again that would be truly epic and really appreciated.

Fudge says that the P.A. and dad should be supurr chill like him! 

Fudge on The Beam ©BionicBasil® Colouring with Cats 110

And if mew want to be supurr chill like Fudge, click the link below to try his puzzle at Jigsawplanet. 

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It took Fudge 9 mins 59 secs to put himself together today! MOL MOL 

Can mew do better?


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, aka The B Team.


Here's this weeks mandala.

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And here's our finished version... this week we decided to share the love with our gorgeous multi-heart mandala, and we used a gorgeous palette of shades of pinks and soft reds.  

So if mew're feeling a little blue or sad, print this off and put it where mew can see it. Then every time mew look at it, mew know we're right there with mew sharing the love.

Mandalas on Monday ©BionicBasil® Colouring With Cats Mandala #110 coloured by Cathrine Garnell

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



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So on that note, we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on the morrow when Smooch is here with Timmy from Tomcat Commentary with an adventure of a lifetime in another Smooch Around The Wurld. And we know mew won't want to miss it as it's going to be #epicallyexciting.

Until then


Keep Calm and Colour OM!


Supurr chilled purrs


Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 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, 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 added 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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Sunday, 17 January 2021

Melvyn's Posh Selfie on The Sunday Selfies & Caturday Art Blog Hops

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Epic greetings supurr furiends

Welcome to another selfie selection and today we are sharing...

Melvyn's Posh Selfie 

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Mew remember on Wednesday's post when Melvyn had Parsley's new Supurr Glitzy Name Collar on? 

Well, the new supplies arrived and the P.A. made Melvyn a lovely emerald green sparkly collar, just look how purrleased he is! MOL 


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

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We think this has to be one of our favourite effects yet.

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The effect was created with Befunky - Cyanotype 6 + Cartoonizer DLX.

We also turned this fab arty-farty picture into a puzzle, so do stop by the puzzle page and take the Puzzle Challenge, see if mew can beat our time of 9 mins exactly. 



Anyhoo it's time for us to go on kitty patrol around the garden and fill up the birdfeeders and check their water as it's been supurr cold, freezing and snowing on and off for the last few days, so we do hope mew have a totally terrific day with oodles of fun. 

We'll be here tomorrow with another lovely mandala for mew to colour, and again on Tuesday when we'll be here with an ameowzing trip featuring our fabulous pal, Timmy from Tomcat Commentary who's joining Smooch on the adventure of a lifetime in another Smooch Around The Wurld. #epicallyexciting

Wishing mew lots of snoozy snuggles

Supurr Sunday Purrs

Basil & The B Team




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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 for 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 for 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 check out our Instagram feed where mew can see exclusive videos that we don't put here on the blog.


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Friday, 15 January 2021

Book Reviews with Amber at The Mewton-Clawson Library featuring **A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky** by Stuart Atkinson PLUS Friendly Fill-Ins

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Hello gorgeous library guests 

and 

Welcome to the Mewton-Clawson Library at BBHQ 

Thank mew for joining me in the stacks today and oh fluffing dear...

Book Reviews with Amber #152 ©BionicBasil® flooded again

This is the car park at the P.A.'s work yesterday, it was a gnats whisker from flooding all the workshops again, and tonight as I'm writing this we're all praying that we don't get any more rain or snow as to have to deal with another flood disaster is so heartbreaking and disheartening especially with the added pressure of the covid situation too.

The floodwater comes from the main road to the right and from the hill behind, and even though we maintain our ditches; they are dug out and cleared every year but sadly due to more and more building all the flood plains and wash land are diminishing and the business is at the lowest level, so it gets flooded.

What is really sad, is the business has been running from this site since 1923, and the local council and other government departments don't give a fluff. The P.A. even applied for planning purrmission in 2015 to build a new workshop higher up on the site, but it was rejected as it's in the heart of the greenbelt.

Another sad thing, lots of other peeps get planning in greenbelt on land that should never have anything built on - how is that happening I hear mew ask? Well, the rumour has it that a 'brown envelope stuffed with the green stuff' (and I don't mean catnip) on the QT makes things happen.

So there mew have it, a legitimate business running for 3 generations and nearly 100 years can't get planning for a new workshop or any assistance. Yet, some building companies and individuals that have only recently purrchased land in the area can get whatever they want.

Sometimes life really sucks, but there are always books so let's review one now.

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Today the P.A. is also joining in Friday Fill-ins Blog Hop with the pawesome 15 & Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs.
1. I learned _________ the hard way.

2. Everyone should _________ at least once in their lives.

3. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about _________.

4. I'll never be too old to _________.

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

1. I learned that not all peeps are like me or have my ethics and morals, the hard way.

2. Everyone should adopt a pet at least once in their lives.

3. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about; lots of things from book plot lines to new products for the BBHQ Kwerky Kat Boutique, my mind is overflowing with thoughts! LOL

4. I'll never be too old to adopt cats.

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Let's see what I've got to show mew this time!

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This week's top book pick is...

Book Reviews with Amber #152 ©BionicBasil® A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky & Amber 2021
Mewton-Clawson Library Copy

A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky


by

Stuart Atkinson

       Here's a little snippet of the book blurb:      

If you look up at the sky on a dark night, what do you see? There’s a whole universe staring back at you. In the company of Felicity the cat discover the phases of the moon, the constellations and how to spot the Northern Lights and the Milky Way.

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The P.A. saw this gorgeous book on one of our cat blogging pals pawesome blogs last year, and for the life of her she can't remember which one, so if mew reviewed this last year - thank mew, and purrlease let me know in the comments so I can add your link to my post as without mew I would have never got this ameowzing book as a Catmas pressie. Anyhoo needless to say, I really did tell the P.A. off for having a memory like a sieve and said the next time she sees a lovely book to write down where she saw it, seriously mew just can't get the staff these days. 

But I'm digressing, so let's get on with the review.

 I absolutely adore this book, and it's pawsitively brimming with facts about the night sky; from spring through to winter mew can get a cats-eye view of where the constellations are and oodles of other really fun, and knowledgeable stuff. 

The illustrations are epically epic, and even if astronomy is of little interest to mew, it's worth getting just to look at the pictures! MOL

Mew can learn about the planets, eclipses, shooting stars etc... and how to become a propurr stargazer with the help of Felicity the cat who is featured through the book.

I think this would make a lovely gift for all ages, I know I was literally over the moon when I opened it.

This is really TOP PAW!

  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
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My Ratings Scale

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Ratings of:

A Cat's Guide to the Night Sky


Overall Enjoyment

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I really hope mew enjoy the book as much as I did if mew decide to read it.

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 for 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 more books

Amber 


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