Wednesday 26 July 2023

The BBHQ Midweek News Round-Up ~ Smooch Snoopervising The Fabric Selection for Precious, Midnight Meetings On The Landing, and Melvyn's Wearing This Weeks Top Pick Bandana **PLUS** The Winners of Amber's Book Giveaway - IS IT MEW?

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Furbulous Greetings Supurr Furiends

Welcome to the BBHQ midweek news round-up!

Well, so far this July, it's been a month of rain, yet parts of Europe are utterly scorchio. But we'll pick the rain over intense heat any day. So unfortunately the garden is looking pretty grim, and lots of the flowers are now looking rather droopy and washed out. 

But never fear, we've found some pictures from last year to keep mew topped up! MOL

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We're hoping that the weather will improve, as we want to order the gravel to put in the new vegetable garden along the side of the house and get everything put in the correct place. As at the moment, it's just a mish-mash of pots placed randomly.

The good news is the runner beans are in full flower, the two varieties of peas are climbing well, and the tomatoes are in flower, but with very little sunshine the crops are way behind where they'd normally be right now.

Anyhoo, let's look at this week's top headlines.
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First up in the news this week

Smooch Snoopervising The Fabric Selection for Precious

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Gorgeous Precious won Melvyn's Birthday Giveaway, and her favourite colour is turquoise, so Smooch was in the sewing room checking to see what fabric we have in that colour. Now we are going to tell mew that the piece he's sitting on wasn't used for the quilt, yet many of the pieces underneath were! MOL

Mew'll just have to wait and see it when Precious reveals it to mew, if he does on his blog. Though he may decide to keep it all to himself! MOL MOL 

Anyhoo, Smooch made a really good choice with his fabric selection. We're just waiting on the fringe trim to arrive, as turquoise was pretty much the only colour we didn't have in stock.

If mew want to see the other quilts that were part of this year's giveaways, check out the links below:

Mews Oz, Bean & Winston - posted a story on their Instagram page, sadly it's not available anymore, but they chose a blue quilt.

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Next up in the news

Midnight Meetings On The Landing

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So the other evening, well it was nearly midnight, this trio of mass destruction were having a secret meeting, it was so secret that even Fudge wasn't invited!

No details have been released yet, and my request for a copy of the minutes has been declined so far, good gravy I just can't imagine what they are plotting right now?!!!

If mew've heard any gossip on the Covert-Cat-News-Network aka C-C-N-N, do let me know if I should be worried and need to lock the bunker up for a while! MOL
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Finally this week

Melvyn's Modelling The Top Bandana Pick

Guys, Melvyn's wearing the last of the July collection,100's and 1000's of Purrs bandana, and he's rocking it today!

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He did get slightly distracted on his first run down the BBHQ catwalk and the took a slight diversion into the catservatory! MOL

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

Mew may notice that there are no new bandanas for August, this is because Melvyn is taking a modelling break for the summer. But don't panic, he'll be back sashaying along the catwalk in September, and we'll post the brand new bandana collection in August so mew can choose the first one of the new season.
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The Winners of Amber's Book Giveaway

Mew may remember a couple of weeks ago, Amber ran a little giveaway to celebrate her 250th book review, and here are the winners!

Drumroll purrlease...

And the furbulous winners drawn out of the hat* are:  

Eastside Cats 

Ruby Rose and The Big Little Angels 




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 will be another giveaway happening in August for Parsley's 11th Birthday. 

*And just in case mew're wondering how we pick the winner, we type the full list of names from the blog post, then paste them into the random name picker at, and it automatically picks the winner/s.

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That's us done for today. We'll be back on Friday with a new post just for mew, so do join us then, and we'll also be joining in the Friendly Fill-ins blog hop, as we've sadly missed the last two weeks.

And if mew missed any other posts for the last week, here are the links:

Also, if mew missed our Crafting for Your Shelter crafting fest, here are the links:

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  1. Great snoopervising, Smooch! Looking good, Melvyn. Sorry your suffering garden is not, though. What could you three have been meeting about? Hmmm....

    Oh, and Hooray for Mimi, Eastside Cats, and Ruby!


  2. Congratulations to Precious and to Eastside Cats, Ruby Rose and The Big Little Angels and
    We are getting the same weather. I dead headed all the roses before we went on holiday and there were lots of new buds. We came home to rose petals everywhere. My bedding plants aren't growing as well as last year either. I did pick my first tomatoes yesterday though and they taste nice and sweet.
    Melvyn is looking good in his bandana and models it well.

  3. Dear Smooch, I saw Katie Isabella's hot red quilt and did she ever look hot on it! As a handsome mancat, I know you will pick beautiful fabric fur my grey onesie. And what is the 3 way conference about? Hope Fudge finds out 'fore you pull a fast one over on him. Nice to know Melvyn and Amber have the summer off work fur a long holiday. Precious

  4. I love the flowers and the butterfly the best. That's beautiful. Okay you kitties are too.

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

  5. Melvyn looks fab!
    We are excited to have won...thank you!

  6. Well those are some busy kitties, meeting secretly like that ... Hmmm. I really like the way this week's bandanna looks on Melvyn! Many concats to the contest winners!

  7. Midnight meetings make me nervous. I never get invited. Looking good Melvyn. Precious is lucky, that is beautiful. Congrats to all the lucky winners. XO

  8. Concats to all the winners!!
    Melvyn, you really rocked that bandana! Distractions or not! Its one of petcretary's all time faves!

  9. Hooray for the winners! WOW, that midnight meeting looks like it was pretty important. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. Melvyn looks EPIC in his bandana. Proud I helped pick it. Can't wait for him to resume after his holidays. Precious will look beautiful as always, on her choices of turquoise! Can't wait to see what Smooch chose. That meeting....I think it may be best to remain ignorant of its content. But of course, it was the height of the business day to the cats! Midnight is noon for the humans.


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