Wednesday 5 July 2023

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Majestic Fudge, Pitter Patter Pandora, and Melvyn's Wearing This Weeks Top Pick Bandana **PLUS* The Winner of Fudge's Birthday Giveaway - IS IT MEW?

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Furbulous Greetings Supurr Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

Now, I know we purromised last week a look at how well the runner beans are growing, but sadly the P.A. failed miserably to create any videos this week. Seriously mew can't get the staff. Anyhoo, the runner beans are well on their way to the top of the garden arches.

So today instead, here's a blooming marvellous rose selection.

These are all double blooms and are highly fragrant.

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Yellow Double Rose

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The pink one above, is a very special rose, as it was created in memorium for the P.A.'s cousin, who's daughter sadly died from cancer a few years ago. The rose is named after her, it's called Rachel. And Rachel is planted at BBHQ next to the backdoor, so every time the P.A. walks past, she tells Rachel how beautiful she is and that she will never be forgotten. Nanny has another Rachel rose in her garden too.

We adore roses at BBHQ, and even though they've all just finished their first flowering and have been deadheaded, we can't wait for the second imminent flourish of colour and scent. Did we mention before that we have nearly 40 different roses in the garden including, ramblers, climbers, shrubs, standards and hybrid tea bushes. They are such a meautiful flower, although mew do have to be careful of the prickles! MOL

Anyhoo, let's look at this week's top headlines.

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First up in the news this week

Majestic Fudge

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Majestic Fudge - Fudge the Ginger Fluffball was feeling so money supuer market in this photo

Fudge was chillaxing in the catservatory, and for some reason he was feeling so money supermarket, but he wouldn't tell us why?!

What do mew think he's up to? 

And should we be worried?

Also, do mew think it involves the latest catnip crop?

Or is he selling Amber's books on the quiet?

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Next up in the news

Pitter Patter Pandora

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We had a couple of showers at BBHQ, and Pandora was listening to the pitter patter of the rain on the catservatory roof.

It's very soothing and relaxing, until a heavy downpour comes along and then it's like armageddon in there! MOL
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Finally this week

Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick

Guys, it was a draw between the Crazy Daisies and the Popcorn-Tastic bandanas, so Melvyn made the executive decision to wear the Popcorn-Tastic this week. He said the yellow really enhanced the colours of his eyes! MOL

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ©BionicBasil® Melvyn Modelling This Weeks Top Pick Bandana - Popcorn-Tastic - Melvyn the cute tabby cat modeling wearing this weeks top pick bandana

See, they are like deep pools of citrine! 

Oh, and don't look at all the cat fur on the chair, Melvyn was rolling upside down in it just before he started modelling, and right after the P.A. had just vacuumed it! MOL

Check out Melvyn strutting his funky stuff on the BBHQ catwalk at:

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Which one should he model next?

Here's the brand new bandana collection for July.

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The options from the top left in a clockwise direction:
1. 100's and 1000's of Purrs
2.  Luscious Leopards
3. Popcorn-Tastic
4. Crazy Daisies

Tell us your top pick for next week in the comments!
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The Winner of Fudge's Birthday Giveaway

Drumroll purrlease...

And the winner drawn out of the hat* is: 

Katie Isabella from Katie Isabella & Her Family 



If mew can email us your snail mail address at your earliest convenience, that would be epic.  

deardrbasil @ gmail . com 

Thank mew to everypawdy else who entered, and don't wurry if mew didn't win this time; there's be another giveaway happening right now as Melvyn's celebrating his 6th Birthday. And we've got another four throughout the next few months. 

*And just in case mew're wondering how we pick the winner, we type the full list of names from the blog post and Instagram post, then paste them into the random name picker at, and it automatically picks the winner.
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That's us done for today, Amber will be back on Friday with the final book of this review season and her 250th book review! She's also hosting a giveaway to celebrate this huge milestone, and if mew missed any other posts, here are the links:

The B Team's Bodium Castle Selfie

Brain Training with Cats

Melvyn's 6th Birthday Rave and Giveaway

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Wing Commander Basil & The B Team 

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  1. Fudge, Pandora, and the BBHQ roses all look fabulous! And Melvyn, you look good in that bandana. Positively EPIC! How about Crazy Daisies next?

    Hooray for Katie Isabella! We are so happy she and her mom won!

  2. Concats to Katie!!

    Those roses are gorgeous!
    We like the popcorn bandanna....and we vot for Crazy Daisy next!

  3. Yay on the winner.

    I love the flowers and I love all of you. You're most good looking kitties.

    I say Crazy Daisy next too.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. Scritches to all the kitties and a hug to mom. ♥

  4. Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. Move loves and kisses. ♥

  5. The Daisies! I really love those and he would look terrific in them! Now, Fanky yoo Fudge for putting my name into the draw! XXXOOO YEA! My other fave brother is here and I shared this good news with him. He is happy for me as Mommy is, and I will get extra smoochies from him. Soon as I start Amber's recommendation book that I bought last week, I will tell you what I think of it. I have about a quarter of another book that mom and I are reading to finish first. XX

  6. LOVE the variety of roses. You are a loving gardener or they would not be so prolific and so perfumed. They like you.

  7. Concats to the winners!
    Daisy bandana.
    Lovely roses; so colorful.
    Y'all look marvelous.

  8. Beautiful. Our pink rose bush had been in my dad's family for 100 years.

  9. The Rachel rose is my fav and what a wonderful way to honour someone!

  10. Beautiful roses! Congrats to Katie and her mom. Melvyn, you are such a good model. I like the leopards for next week. XO

  11. Congrats to Katie! The roses are beautiful. I have a rose for every cat who it in our memorial garden. I need to dead head them to so they will soon flower again. I vote for crazy daisies too.

  12. Your flowers are so beautiful and of course you kitties always look fabulous!!! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  13. Congratulations Katie Isabella on the win!!! Those roses are beautiful!

  14. Gorgeous roses there! Melvyn looks snazzy wearing popcorn! Many congrats to Katie Isabella! I like those leopards for the next bandana.


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