Sunday, 22 April 2018

Whateffur Floats Your Boat on The Sunday Selfies & This Weeks Top Selfie Tip

Supurr Sunday salutations pawesome pals

Welcome to another selfie selection and today...

...our theme is:

Whateffur Floats Your Boat

This week we couldn't decide who was going to do solo selfies, so at the 11th hour and 59th minute we decided to each take a pic and do a collage as we haven't had one fur a while.

And the brief was; whateffur floats your boat, so we all went our sepurrate ways around the garden and then this happened.

Managing to get myself installed on the bench by the summer house before anypurrdy else, I got comfy and from there I could see what effuryone else was doing. 

I watched as The B Team spread out looking fur a 'purrfect pic spot' and that's when I realized something was up.

Pandora was checking the catmint, as the kittens keep coming from next door to 'borrow' some, and she said. "Basil I think they 'av set up an online shop fur selling our primo product, vhat are mew going to do about it?" 

Amber inspected the primroses by the path and she said. "Basil did mew know that those naughty kittens keep coming in the garden and flattening the flowers with their heathen behaviour?" 

Smooch who was checking out another flower bed and some freshly dug soil said, "Basil the kittens have been digging up the garden, and now my favourite dirt bath has been defiled!"

Fudge who was still in the courtyard by the catservatory said, "Hey the little blighters have borrowed some of the extra strength, blow your fur off catnip, are they selling that too?" 

And finally Parsley said as he gazed into the pond. "My COD I look handsome today!" 

And my reply to all of that was...


This Weeks Top Selfie Tip:

This week international meowdel and supurr star feline, Summer from the fabulous blog Sparkle Cat has a fab tip to share which continues on from last weeks 'no flash tip'.

I never use flash for selfies, of course! Sometimes my human uses flash as fill outside (last week's bikini shot was one), or inside, a strobe with a modeling light, which doesn't create those lasers. But those are advanced techniques. And the strobe took getting used to - my first experience with it (with a pro photographer), I kept flinching and blinking.
Thanks fur sharing Summer, we'll be checking out those options too!

If mew have any selfie tips, let us know and we'll share them here next week.

Hope mew're all having a great weekend and we'll be back on the morrow with another gorgeous mandala fur mew to colour.

Wishing mew a supurr chilled day with lots of snoozy snuggles

Bestest Sunday Purrs

Basil & Co xox

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Friday, 20 April 2018

Guess How Hot It Is, Gardening With Cats and 2 Heathens Plus Amber on the Pet Parade Blog Hop No: 244 ~ Hosted by Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Barking from the Bayou

Pawesome Friday Greetings Furriends

Welcome to the Pet Parade and our weekly news round up!

Wooo hoo guys Spring is here with a vengeance, we're basking in 24C+, that's the good news, the bad news is, Spring will gone again on Monday when it drops back to 11C+.  But anyhoo we're making the most of it fur sure even if it is only 3 days wurth!

Here's some of the flowers that have just blossomed in the last few days.
                          Bergenia Cordifolia                          Magnolia                                       Anemone

And speaking of flowers and gardening, part of our new summer programming schedule is this... 

...which we're really excited about as we're going to show mew to grow all kinds of cat'a'licious plants as we kitties need our fibre. We'll give mew options too, so whether the plants are fur indoors, fur your catio or fur planting out in your garden we'll show mew exactly what mew need to do to grow your greens and keep them healthy and flourishing.

In other news Smooch is being a total heathen, just look at his face, mew can just see the naughtiness emanating from him! MOL

Amber on the other paw, decided to take a snooze under the gazebo... 

...with Fudge purrched on the table guarding the Felix treat tin on the left..

All in all a most relaxing week, and it's about time too!

We'll be back tomorrow with a fab sponsored post and then again with our usual selfie selection on Sunday, so hope mew can join us then, in the meantime we wish mew all an epic weekend and hope mew get lots of sunshine.

Bestest purrs and big hugs

Basil & Co xox

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Time To Give Those Little Grey Cells a Workout on Brain Training with Professor Basil P.H.D. #43 Amber's All OK and The Puzzles Will Continue

Happy Purrsday guys

Welcome to another fab day on the blog.

Furstly I must apologize fur not having a wurdsearch fur mew this week, I just ran out of time - OOPS!

Oh and last week when I mentioned our new summer programming schedule, a few of mew asked if I was still going to be featuring the puzzles, the answer is YES, though the plan is to make a puzzle page, much like Seville has and add a couple of new ones each week and I'll let mew know when a new one goes live so mew don't miss out.

Then in the Autumn/Fall they will be back on the Brain Training posts as normal.  So don't panic it's all under control.

And sorry fur alarming mew about Amber last week, it turns out she was just having a really bad fur day and couldn't be bothered, but fur fluffs sake don't tell her I said that! MOL

But I'm really happy that it wasn't anything more serious like the pervert badgers at her Pole Dancing Club, or the some dodgy leprechauns stealing off her again.

Thank Cod we don't have to go on another skirmish as those fugly alien freakers are really taking up our battle time! MOL

And now I think it's time to get wurking out our minds....

It's time to get those little grey cells wurking.

Here's the answer key to last weeks puzzle  How did mew do? 

Are mew ready fur this weeks puzzle?

Just right click to save the puzzle to your 'puter or print it off. 

Answer key will be on next weeks post.

And here's this weeks jigsaw puzzle, featuring the entire B Team, and yes that means Angels Humphrey, Snowie and Posie are in it too.

It took me 9 mins 30 secs...  How did you do?

Guys mew are all getting faster and faster, it's epic and well done!!! 

 Though we all need some more wurk to catch up with the pawesome Eastside Cats, as they are puzzling at an entire other level to the rest of us! MOL

Let's see how they do this week... 

A quick reminder before we go... don't furget to join in the supurr Thankful on Thursday Blog Hop which is hosted by Brian's Home

Thankful Thursday Blog Hop

Until tomorrow...

Keep Calm


Puzzle On

Bestest purrs


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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Wordy on Wednesday with Biblio-Kitty Amber #65 featuring The Ghost of Christmas Paws (The No 2 Feline Detective Agency Series Book 4)

Welcome To

With me, Amber ~ The Self-Appointed Biblio-Kitty

Supurr salutations pawesome furriends

*waves paw*

Hello my beautiful furriends, I do hope that mew didn't miss me too much last week.  Many apologies fur my absence but I was having one of those days, do mew effur get them; the ones where mew just can't be fluffed to do anything at all?

And then Basil starts reading into the situation as though there's something completely amiss and calls an emergency meeting in the bunker and even got Angels Humphrey, Snowie & Posie to attend - they were actually having a pawty at the Rainbow Bridge and weren't best purrleased at the untimely summons! 

But mew know its really nice that they all care enough about me to go to those lengths, but I have to say this to them...

... and then I reverted instantly back to my normal self in less than 0.2 seconds... and was all sweetness and light once again! 

Mew know I really hate to shout but sometimes it's the only way!

Now I think it's time to share this weeks book as I think I just strained a vocal cord.

This week I'm sharing

The Ghost of Christmas Paws

**FYI the above image is an affiliate link. I will get a rather modest commission should mew decide to click through and purrchase it**

Here's the book blurb:

It's a week before Christmas and Hettie and Tilly set out on a very dangerous case for The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency. Lady Eloise Crabstock-Singe has summoned them to Crabstock Manor in the village of Porthladle on the Cornish Coast to solve the mystery of Christmas Paws, a servant cat who haunts the Manor intent on killing off all the Crabstocks. 

Should they put their trust in Absalom and Lamorna Tweek? Will Saffron Bunn's cooking get any better? And what is Evergreen Flinch searching for?Through blizzard and storm, stranded on the notorious Bodkin Moor and laid up at Jam Makers Inn will Hettie and Tilly save the day and get home in time for Christmas dinner?

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Mew may remember that I have reviewed all previous books in this series:

The No 2 Feline Detective Agency

Cat Among The Pumpkins

The Death of Downton Tabby

This is another great read, the characters just get better and better as the series progress's.

And this time the hardened detectives Hettie and Tilly are summoned to deepest, darkest Cornwall and the infamous Bodkin Moor to assist an ailing kitty who believes that she is next on a hit-list to purrmanently eradicate her furrmily.

There are many trials and tribulations in this story as its set midwinter, making effurything so much harder to solve when there's a raging blizzard outside and snow so deep in places your ears barely peek out! 

The myriad of twists and turns as the plot hurtles along keeps mew on your paws and there are many things to make mew wunder what is actually going on, but mew know I can't say anymore as it would spoilerize it far too much - howeffur I can say this, it is all revealed at the the end and your deductions are purrobably right! MOL

All in all another top read or listen from the No 2 Feline Detective Agency, I cannot recommend this series enough, but if mew haven't read any yet, start at the beginning as mew'll see how the characters evolve.

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Audio: 6 hours 21 mins
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY; UK ed. edition (20 Oct. 2016)

The Amber Biblio Rating System Fur Offurall Enjoyment:

Ratings of:

The Ghost of Christmas Paws

Offurall Enjoyment

I do hope mew enjoy this book if mew decide to give it a try... 

...and if mew've read it already, what did mew think to it?

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Sadly it's time fur me to say BFN or bye-fur-now as mew know the drill, so many books, so little time and don't furget that I'll be back next week with another specially paw-picked book just fur mew.

Happy reading or listening

Bestest biblio purrs and kitty kisses

Amber xox

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