Monday, 23 April 2018

Colouring with Cats #63 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays & Harmonious OMing Outdoors!


Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furriends

Welcome to the start of another beautiful week on the blog.

Furst of all...

Many congratulations to all the Blogpaws Nose to Nose winners, we bet last week was fabulously exciting fur mew all in Kansas City, sorry we didn't get this year, hopefully next year!   We haven't really seen anything as yet regarding BP as we haven't  been online all weekend, got to catch up on all the goss this week - if mew have any news do tell in the comments.

So...

How was your weekend?  

Did anything exciting happening?

And most importantly did mew get any sun puddles?

It was lovely and warm with lots of sunshine on Caturday and a little cooler yesterday with more cloud, though still furry pleasant and that's where we ended up OMing, by the pond aftur a brief cloudburst.


Though Amber and Pandora were running a little late due to varying factors...


"I told the F.I. [Feline Institute] Ladies that I had to back early," grumbled Amber when she realized that the OMs had started without her.


"OOPS!" Pandora said in her funny, little foreign accent. "I knew I shouldn't 'av started to browse Mogue in the library... Am I too late to OM?"

And so it goes, OM on and just be happy! MOL


Anyhoo, we do hope mew've all have a totally pawesome weekend and that mew're ready fur the week ahead, so let's jump right in and start as always with our little breathing exercise, which we're sure mew all have down paw by now...  but if mew've furgotten, stop what mew're doing fur a moment and take deep fulfilling breaths; counting to five on the inhale and five on the exhale:

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Breathe in
Breathe out

Smooch is here again to offur mew assistance in getting your OM's on and Zen Harmonies happening, so just press play, close your eyes and follow his instructions.




Don't mew feel better already?  I know we do!


All the mandala's featured are created & designed by us, unless otherwise stated.


So without further ado here's this weeks mandala.


Just right click the image to save and print it...

And here's our finished version... it started off with a pink centre and more vibrant greens, though we're really liking the swamp vibe with the water colour effect, we think it's got a fab vintage feel too it.


Coloured in on the iPad and then transformed in the Prisma app.


If mew'd like to share your peeps pawesome artwurk feel free to upload it to our Facebook page at:


Bionic Basil & The 'B' Team @Facebook

as we'd really, really love to see your finished mandalas.




Don't furget mew can download our free Colouring with Cats ~ Books One & Two here, if mew haven't already done so:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wT98RgArslT3d1bXBFOVp3SXc/view?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wT98RgArslVXdzUDhiYnNLdE0/view?usp=sharing

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So on that note we'll say bye fur now and hope to see mew on the morrow when we're here with a sponsored post!

Until then


Keep Calm and Colour OM!


Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs


Basil & Co xox






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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...

WHATEFFUR!!!!! MOL


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

and


Puzzle On


Bestest purrs

Basil 






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