Wednesday 30 March 2022

Welcome to The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Melvyn's Very Whiskery Wednesday, Smooch Finds A Hotspot and Pandora's New Day Bed

MidWeek News Round Up with The B Team ©BionicBasil®2022

 Epic Greetings Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

We've had some lovely weather the last week and have achieved quite a lot in the garden. Although we did hit a bit of a glitch on Monday. The P.A. cleared all the pots and furniture off the pond patio with the intention of pressure washing it, as over the winter months it tends to get a bit green with moss, algae and general dirt.

So after sweeping up all the debris and setting up the pressure washer, the P.A. turned it on and nothing happened - OH DEAR! After several Youtube videos on how to fix it, changing the fuse, trying every socket in the summer house, trying different extension cables, then checking the manufacturer's website for more info and applying all the tips and fixes offered, it still didn't work.

This is quite annoying as it was only purchased last spring and has only been used twice to do the patios last year. Anyhoo dad is now trying to find out exactly when we purchased it so hopefully it will be within the year's guarantee and we can swap it for a new one. We'll keep mew posted, but needless to say the patios are still dirty! 

First up in the news this week

Melvyn's Very Whiskery Wednesday

Melvyn was keen to share a close up of his whiskers today.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Melvyn's Very Whiskery Wednesday

He said the lighting was just purrfect for enhancing the epic magnificence of them, and who are we to argue with that! 

Next up in the news

Smooch Finds A Hotspot

We put the clocks forward on Sunday and it was such a glorious day that dad got the sun chairs out in the courtyard later on in the afternoon.

And while the P.A. and dad got some warms Smooch found the purrfect hotspot on the back of the raised bed.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Smoch Finds A Hotspot

This is one of the warmest garden spots at BBHQ, and in the summer it bakes. In fact, it gets so hot that mew couldn't possibly sit out, the P.A. has always said it would be a great spot to have a small swimming pool, but then she hates cleaning the pond so I don't think that will ever happen, plus the rising cost of energy it will never happen now!

Finally this week

Pandora's New Day Bed

We don't know if mew remember this bed we made in 2018, I know we did a post about it and I think it was originally made for Amber, but we can't find it.

Anyhoo, we made this cute bed and it was lovely for a while, but then it started to look a little chatty, so last summer the P.A. stripped it back to the frame ready to recover.

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And finally, she's made time to begin the remodel.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Pandora's New Day Bed

Pandora is just checking it out for comfort.  

What do mew think so far?

The P.A. has just got to finish putting in the upholstery tacks to keep the pom-pom trim in place and then she's making a matching snuggle mat for the top so it can be washed. But the really great thing is the fabric she used was a lightweight, quilted double bedspread from a charity shop and it cost £2.95, plus it was brand new, what an absolute bargain. 

She's also made some small chair cushions for two farmhouse kitchen chairs she's just repainted in a light pink, and there's quite a bit left to make other stuff too. We love a bargain a BBHQ! MOL

That's us done for today, Amber will be back on Friday with another fab book just for mew, and if mew missed Monday's post click here to catch up on our latest Colouring with Cats post.

Fudge went mountain climbing on his Sunday Selfie, and we also shared a water fountain review on Caturday, click here if mew missed that.

Epic purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 

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Monday 28 March 2022

Love To Colour? Colouring with Cats #139 ~ Getting Your OM’s on with Mandalas on Mondays ~ Pandora Welcomes Mew To Monday

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

Supurr  greetings beautiful furiends


Pandora is here to welcome mew to Monday! MOL

Mandalas on Monday #139 ©BionicBasil® Pandora Welcomes Mew To Monday

This is what she thinks to the start of the week, but never fear Smooch is here!

We'll have another crystal to share on the next colouring post, as we ran out of time because we were heavily involved in getting some epic warms over the weekend as the weather was truly terrific!

How was it where mew live, warm or not?

Anyhoo, we do hope mew've all have a totally pawesome weekend, and that mew're ready for 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 forgotten, stop what mew're doing for 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 offer 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!

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Here's this week's mandala.

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And here's our finished version, this week we used a palette of pinks, magenta and oranges.

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

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So on that note, we'll say bye for now and hope to see mew on Wednesday when we're back with our Midweek News Round-Up. And if mew missed any posts since Friday here are the links:

Sunday Selfies with Fudge 

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Supurr chilled purrs

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 

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Sunday 27 March 2022

**HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!** Fudge's Epic Mountain Selfie on The Sunday Selfies & Caturday Art Blog Hops

The B Team Sunday Selfies @BionicBasil ®

Epic greetings supurr furiends

Welcome to another selfie selection and today our ginger ninja is here sharing,

Fudge's Epic Mountain Selfie 

Fudge's Mountain Selfie ©BionicBasil® Sunday Selfies

Fudge decided he needed some mountain air, so off he went on a little excursion, doesn't it look furrbulous!!!

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

Fudge's Epic Mountain Selfie ©BionicBasil® Art Hop

The effect was created with Befunky - Oil painting DLX + A.I. Image Enhancer + minor adjustments to hue, saturation and temperature.

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 8 mins 04 secs. 

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Wishing all the epically epic mums a really terrrifically supurr day, and just in case mew didn't get any flowers The B Team has got mew covered!

Anyhoo it's time for us go and have a bit of snooze in the garden as it's been so lovely and warm the last few days and we want to make the most of it, so we do hope mew have a totally terrific day and we look forward to your company tomorrow when we're back with another gorgeous mandala.  And if mew missed last week's Brain Training post, click here and we did a lovely water fountain review yesterday if mew missed that too.

Wishing mew lots of snoozy snuggles

Supurr Sunday Purrs

Basil & The B Team

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Saturday 26 March 2022

WHAT'S IN THE BOX? on In The Spotlight ~ Product Review featuring The Drinkwell® Butterfly Pet Fountain by Petsafe

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What's In The Box on In The Spotlight ©BionicBasil®

Wunderpurr greetings fabulous furiends

Today we're sharing a *sponsored post with mew from the ameowzing peeps at...

Image Copyright Petsafe

...who contacted us a while ago and asked if we'd like to try some of their supurr products again, and we were so excited when a box arrived at BBHQ a couple of weeks ago. 

Today is the first review of three, as we got three different products to test, try and use here at BBHQ, how exciting, epically exciting!

Two of the surprise products in the box, we have actually reviewed before, so first up is the amazing Butterfly Fountain, read on to see how much we liked it.

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

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® The Drinkwell® Butterfly Pet Fountain

The Drinkwell® Butterfly Pet Fountain

Fudge was ecstatic when he saw we'd got a water fountain to review, he loves water and drinking from the tap.

Let's Unbox It

Here's everything that was in the box.

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil® The Drinkwell® Butterfly Pet Fountain Unboxed

 We love that colour!


Rather than fill the post with oodles of pics we decided to make a video, so sit back, relax and watch us assemble the fountain and then Fudge lapping it up while Melvyn didn't know what to make of it!

 or click to watch here direct on YouTube.

As mew can see, it took minutes to assemble and set up. Obviously, we washed and dried it before use. When we first turned on the water pump it was a little noisy, but after a couple of minutes it settled down and all mew could hear was the gentle trickle of the water which was very relaxing indeed.

Our closing thoughts

So what did we think about the Drinkwell® Butterfly Pet Fountain, we actually thought it was epic.  

Why did we like it?
*It's made from BPA plastic*
*It was supurr easy to set up*
 *Cleaning it was simple with no awkward unreachable parts*
*The water flow /trickle off the butterfly is in the 'goldilocks' zone of just right*
*It's supurr quiet*
*We loved the oval dish design and the shallow top tray*
*It uses a replaceable carbon filter which lasts up to 4 weeks*
*It has a 1.5L capacity*
*It's suitable for our smaller K9 friends too*

There's isn't anything we don't like, it's a supurr fountain, great design and Fudge says he loves it, especially since he doesn't have to sit next to the kitchen tap and meow for it to be turned on! MOL

What's In The Box ©BionicBasil®The Drinkwell® Fudge Using The  Butterfly Pet Fountain
Fudge was lapping it up!

If mew're looking for a new pet fountain we think this one is definitely worth getting.

We would like to say a special thanks to the pawesome peeps at Petsafe for giving us the opportunity to try out their amazing Butterfly Pet Fountain ~ THANK MEW FURRY MUCH!

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Next week we'll be sharing another of their products with mew, so stay tuned for that.

Many thanks for joining us today and don't forget to stop by tomorrow when we'll be here with another Sunday Selfies post.

Happy Caturday

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

*FYI: Even though we were given this item/s free of charge for a review, our review is completely honest and reflects our own experience with the product/s

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