Wednesday 21 December 2022

Welcome to The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Watch Us Open The Latest Feline and Fiction Subscription Box ~ Catmas Edition! Pandora's Bed Gets Moved and Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick

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Epic Wednesday Greetings Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

How's your week going? 

We had a bit of a technical accident this week, the P.A. was working on the Catmas Header banner for the blog, and she'd just finished when she had the bright idea to resize it to use on our other social media.

Anyhoo, she accidentally resized the original picture, instead of resizing it as a new template as she would normally do. Needless to say, she completely fluffed it up along with all the other banners, and when she tried to reverse the action back to the blog header size, it had completely messed up all the graphics, shrinking them and creating extra hours of work to try and fix it. 

Plus, to add insult to the fluff up, for some reason she hadn't downloaded the Catmas banner after she had originally completed it. Mew can imagine the P.A.'s absolute horror after all those hours of work and then having to do it all again. 

And the moral of the story is, always resize as a new template! MOL

And that fluff-up led to another total disaster, as this years Crafting with Cats Catmas Special has now run out of time. We were hoping to post something tomorrow, but the time gods are sadly against us this season.

But the good news is this, mew can see all our previous Catmas Crafting Specials here:

Many apologies for the crafting disappointment, though we will make up for it with our Valentine's post in February.

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First up in the news 

Watch Us Open The Latest Feline and Fiction Subscription Box ~ Catmas Edition!

Our Feline and Fiction Catmas box was delivered a couple of weeks ago and thought mew'd like to see what goodies we got this time.

Watch our video to see how we got on.

Click here to watch on YouTube.

It was full of fab stuff, plus Amber got a new book to review, and mew know how much that will purrlease her! 

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Next up in the news

Pandora's Bed Gets Moved

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The sitting room had a pre-Catmas deep clean last week, and Pandora's favourite bed was moved from in front of the patio doors next to the radiator while the weather has been supurr frosty.

The jury is still out on whether she's fully accepted the swap, but she seems to like it when the radiator is on! MOL

What do mew think if your pawrents move your bed?

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And finally this week

Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick

The Festive Unicorns bandana won by a majority on the last post, so here's Melvyn in all his modelling glory! MOL

The Midweek News Round Up©BionicBasil® Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick - Festive Unicorns

Melvyn's usual modelling gig was disrupted again by Fudge, who seems to know Melvyn's modelling schedule now. Where he used to be snoozing when we were videoing, he now wants to be part of it, so in the new year, we'll get his contract sorted, and he can get a bit more catwalk time in.

Check out this week's final catwalk videos:

Wearing the Festive Unicorns bandana on YouTube featuring a really energetic run and on Instagram where Melvyn's got his sedate stride happening.

Doesn't he look furbulous?

And if mew missed last week's Catwalk Chaos video: Click here to view.

Which one should he model next?

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Melvyn's Latest Shopping Haul -Catmas Bandana Selection 2022

The options from the top left in a clockwise direction:

1. Catmas Cats

2. Festive Unicorns

3. Candy Canes

4. Jingle Yowl the Way

5. New Years Pawty

 Let us know in the comments which one should be the top pick for next week's post, or should he model both?

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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 and Tuesday's posts, catch up on all the Crafting with Cats fun by using the links at the top of the page.

In the meantime

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  1. Darn. We are sorry about thoe technical difficulties, but your P.A. is human, so these things do happen from time to time, right?

    Pandora, how disorienting to have your bed moved! And Melvyn, how about New Years Pawty next?

  2. I am sorry about the problems with resizing the banner, but it looks lovely now. Great modelling, Melvyn. That was an energetic run. The box of goodies looks great.

  3. Sorry about the header issues. I hate it when I can't get it right.

    Love what was in the box. Lots of fabulous goodies.

    Jingle is my next choice and then we'll move to the New Year.

    Have a purrfect day and rest of the week. Scritches all around and a big hug to mom. ♥

  4. Sorry to hear of the problems with the header, but it's looking good now. Love the cute picture of Pandora, and Melvyn looks so suave modeling this week. I like the New Year's Pawty one but I'm sure Melvyn will rock either bandana!

  5. Yikes, that had to be very frustrating for the P.A., we understand. That was a fun video with all those goodies. Hey Melvyn, I say the Jingle Yowl the Way should be next.. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

  6. The teknical problems make Meomy crazy! That sounds fur pulling for sure! And the winning bandana is cute even tho we liked the Gnome one. All look marvy!

  7. You look great Melvyn. Sorry about the header issues. XO

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    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

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

  9. Loved that video. Fudge is the best box-opener and keeps track of everything. Then he takes the box! His tail is stupendous. Merry Christmas!

  10. What a great Christmas box and Melvyn you look super cool. Jingle all the way would be a purrfect choice.x😻🎄♥️

  11. Hello, all! Your PA still did a great job with the header even if it took longer than it should, i hate when that happens to me.

    All of you are wonderful kitties and i do not think beds should be moved more than an inch or two at a time, to let you get used to it being in a new place slowly. Yeah, that doesn't work well here, either, but i try.

    Melvyn is a great model, i think he'd look great in anything, or perhaps more accurately, he'd make any bandanna look great.


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