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.

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

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.

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  1. Pandora's daybed is looking mighty pawsome! And that is some hotspot, Smooch!

    P.S. - Nice whiskers, Melvyn!

    P.P.S. - We sure hope the P.A. can get that washer thing figured out.

  2. That day bed looks lovely, and so do your whiskers, Melvyn. I hope you can get your power washer exchange under guarantee. Sometimes a good firm will exchange if it is not too far out.

  3. OH I LOVE the day bed and the PA is very handy and crafty. My mom is not good at ALL. And Melvyn...such glorious whiskers!

  4. Melvyn, if there were a gold medal award for whiskers, you'd be on the podium!
    We are envious of your hot spot, Smooch; we had sleet and ice overnight.
    The size of the beddy that you are 'testing', Pandora, appears to be big enough for Da Boyz, since everything has to be double-sized for them!

  5. Love, love, love the redo on the day bed. You have my favorite colors in there. Beautiful. Any girls dream.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. Scritches all around and my best to your wonderful mom. ♥

  6. Love the bed. Your mom is so talented. Smooch did find a great spot to sun bathe. XO

  7. Those are some fancy whiskers and the new bed sure looks purrfect!

  8. guyz...all yur fotoz thiz week total lee rox; pandora that bedz epic lee awesum lee

    pleez ta tell de PA that de gurl waz at her momz last yeer tryin ta pressure wash
    de side walk... like de PA... thiz one'z been uzed may bee 3 timez....nada for time

    de circuit braker waz thrown, re set, diffrunt extensionz cordz brought out,
    diffrunt wall switchez used, diffrunt hozez....NADA....

    what final lee werked and we due knot noe gurl changed de entirez nozzle on de sprayer and final lee... WATER !!! :) ♥♥☺☺ shot out.... ???

  9. Ahh, your spring looks further ahead than ours.
    That sure turned out fab with the redo of the daybed. Looks like Pandora approves!

  10. What super whiskers Melvyn. Smooch sure looks happy in her sun spot we have the same Buddha. Just love the bed what a lovely transformation.x😻💜🐾

  11. Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. Scritches all around and a hug to mom. ♥

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