Monday, 29 May 2017

BlogPaws Conference Update #3 and Colouring with Cats #30 ~ Getting Your OM on with Mandalas on Mondays


Supurr Monday greetings beautiful furriends

Welcome to another Monday on the blog, and this week we've got a special post just fur mew.  As mew know the P.A. deserted us and flew off to sunny Myrtle Beach fur the BlogPaws Conference, well she got to go on rather a fabulous excursion with my epic bestie Herman's pawrents to a beautiful sculpture garden.

Brookgreen Gardens was just a hop, skip and a jump from the hotel and well worth a visit.  It was a beautiful, bright sunny day so the photo's are a little washed out, sorry about that, the P.A. only took her phone with her, but we're sure mew can get the gist of the beauty, serenity and scale of these magnificent sculptures and the gardens they reside in.

 So let's get our Om On and our Zen Harmonies flowing as I take mew through a pictorial tour of the gardens.






I'd like to say a furry special thank mew to Kimberley and Ray Koz fur taking the P.A. and her mum on such a beautiful outing and fur not leaving the P.A. stranded on the roadside with 200,000 Harley Bikers trying to buy a T-Shirt fur Dad! MOL MOL MOL  [BTW Dad loved the T-Shirts!]

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If mew have missed any of the previous mandala's and feel the need to colour, here's the links:

All the mandala's featured are designed and made by us, unless otherwise stated.


So without further adieu here's this weeks mandala.

FYI the P.A. made another special mandala fur furriends who recently departed fur the Rainbow Bridge; 

May they be frolicking in meadows of catnip and chasing flutterby's galore, though mew may be gone from this realm, mew will neffur be furgotten.

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


Coloured by the P.A.

 In memory of bestest furriends we have lost this month.

Remembering

Dusty from DashKitten, Snowball from 15andmeowing, Dylan of Wendy's 3-D Cats, and Shaggy from Little Cat Feet blog... mew will be missed terribly!


Though mew have moved on to a new life, your memory will live on fur eternity with us...



Coloured using glitter & Metallic gel pens.

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

Bionic Basil & The 'B' Team @Facebook

as we'd really, really love to see your interpretation of today's mandala.



And if mew'd like to be a guest-colourist fur us, we'd love mew too, just let us know either in the comments box or email us at:

deardrbasil @ gmail . com

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


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So on that note we'll say bye fur now and to see mew on Wednesday when Amber is back with this weeks top book pick!

Until then

Keep Calm and Colour OM!

Bestest chilled and most soothing purrs

Basil & Co xox




Sunday, 28 May 2017

BlogPaws Conference Update #2 and Sunday Selfies #146 Blog Hop with Cat on my Head


Supurr Sunday Salutations Pawesome Pals

Today our selfies post is a little different, it's featuring my 'not-clone' clone and the more I look at it the more I realize how much it doesn't look like me at all! MOL   Mew know Cuddle Clones said they remade it, I can tell mew 100% they DID NOT remake it at all, they lied, but hey ho, Cuddle Clones will neffer effur get any business from us again and the P.A. was going to have the entire B Team made - Bad Luck Cuddle Clones, mew should have done a better job.

Anyhoo, sorry fur the digression, today we have a series of BlogPaws pics to share, so we won't ruin it with any commentary, but as mew can see NCB [Not Clone Basil] really seemed to be enjoying himself tremendously, especially when he landed on the Meowijuana stand - nuff said! MOL



Even Erin Version 0.5 [above, bottom right] fell victim to the lure of the Meowijuana stand too, it would appear that Meowijuana is really Kryptonite fur kitties!!! MOL MOL 



The Cat Lounge was epic and the P.A. was lucky enough to get a couple of items from the stand on the Saturday, we'll feature those in another post with all the deets.




As mew can see there was so much happening, so much to see, so many furriends to meet and chat with, epically epic fun!

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Wishing mew all a supurr day with lots of sun puddles and mega warmz and join us tomorrow if mew can when we have another Blogpaws post on Mandala's on Monday

Bestest Sunday Purrs

Basil & Co xox




Don't furget to join in the pawesome Sunday Selfies Blog Hop with

 Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo at their fabulous blog:


Friday, 26 May 2017

BlogPaws Conference Update and That's My Banana! Plus The Pet Parade Blog Hop #197 with Rascal & Rocco Co-Hosted by Basil & Love is Being Owned By A Husky & Barking from the Bayou




Supurr Friday greetings pawesome pals

The P.A. is finally back from Blogpaws in Myrtle Beach and we've been hearing all about her epically epic adventure.  She got to meet my supurr bestest buddy Herman from www.wonderpurr.com I was soooooo jealous, Herms dude so sorry I couldn't make it in purrson, next time fur sure! MOL


And the P.A. got to meet Herms Mom & Dad, they had a pawesome time, there's this story about the P.A.'s mum, a wild wheelchair expedition and some bikers - the P.A. is still laughing and laughing and laughing about it, in fact she's been laughing so much that I still can't understand what she was trying to tell me! MOL

She also got to meet Erin's Dad, Vivvy The Service Dogs' Mom, The Island Cats' Mom, Bear's MOM Momma Kat.  Kitties Blue Mom from Cat on My Head, Megan the pawesome Pet Detective, Chirpy Cats Mom, Stunning Keisha's Mom, Lola & Lexi's Mom. Brian's Dad from Brian's Home, Manna and Dexter's Mom & Dad from Playful Kitty, Valentines Mom from Noir Kitty Mews, Truffle & Brulee's Mom from Sweet Purrfections, Talent Hounds Mom etc... [links in side bar] well mew get the picture, we could go on and on and on, in fact she met so many totally fabulous peeps her head is still spinning - no not like 'The Exorcist'  but in a good way [MOL] and she was completely blown away at how amazingly wunderpurr effuryone was, she said, "Basil, it was such a pleasure and a real honour to meet so many fantastic peeps, I feel beyond blessed and I can't thank everyone enough, it was so amazing!" #BlogPawsRocks

Thank mew to effuryone who sent us toys, mew guys are just so pawesome and we hope mew managed to get some BionicBasil swag off the P.A. that we sent with her.   


Here's just a quick selection of the peeps that the P.A. swapped business cards with. 

Oh and we did get the most amazing swag bags, thank mew so much to all the sponsors 


Sadly the P.A. couldn't bring hardly anything home due to customs restrictions, and yes that went fur the bagged nip too, I did protest about it but the P.A. said, "Basil, there was no way that I was filling my case with bagged primo nip, customs would've pulled me for sure thinking that I was smuggling 10lbs of weed in my case!"

So she gave 95% of the stuff away just keeping a few toys, one of which was this:


We've neffur had a catnip banana before and Smoochie was furst to get his mittens on it much to Fudge's chagrin! MOL

So as mew can see the P.A. had a truly epically epic visit to Myrtle Beach, oh but mew'll neffur believe that she caught a cold on the way back and she's been snuffling and sneezing since her return - oh phooey! 

Before I go I'd just like to say, along with the P.A. a huge thank mew to all our pawesome pals fur making her trip so furry, furry special!  #PetBloggersAreAmazing



If mew missed anything during the last week or so, here's the latest links fur your purrusal!



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To see this weeks

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

FLASHBACK FEVER! BionicBasil Revisited #22 ~ Caturday Comicstrip featuring Basil, Smooch, The Paparazzi & a Kraken




Welcome to our 22nd Flashback post.

Today we are going back to 25th June 2016 and revisiting Caturday Comicstrip featuring Basil, Smooch, The Paparazzi & a Kraken.

Let's jump in the time dilation vortex and go a just little ways back....



Woo hoo, that was fun... not to swirly either! MOL




True story at our house today!




The moral of the story.... Don't furget to feed the Kraken!!


Happy Caturday Pals!




Thanks so much fur stopping by today and we'll be back with our normal programming schedule on Friday! 

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox




Monday, 22 May 2017

FLASHBACK FEVER! BionicBasil Revisited #21 ~ Basil's Guided Garden Tour at Chateau Basille





Welcome to our 21st Flashback post.

Today we are going back to 28th July 2014 and revisiting 
 Basil's Guided Garden Tour at Chateau Basille.

Let's jump in the time dilation vortex and go way, way, way back....





Woo hoo, that was fun... a bit more swirly than last time! MOL



Welcome to another Installment of  

The Monday Meow 

Many Greetings furriends

Here we are again at the start of another fabulous week, today we're mixing it up and giving mew a purrsonal and intimate guided tour of our flower garden. 

I will be your host as we cruise sedately around the garden at 'Chateau Basille'  followed by afternoon tea and refreshments, should mew require any.  

Welcome to the 

Flower PoweTour

 

Welcome furriends, are we ready to start the tour? 

Excellent, now if mew'd like to follow me and we'll begin...  and if anyone wants to stop fur a breather or a quick snooze on the lawn, just shout out...


Here we have a delightful blue agapanthus specimen, flanked either side with a pink dahlia and orange and yellow ganzia daisies.

Purrlease feel free to take pictures as we tour....

  

As we continue, mew'll see rather a lot of chives, these little oniony plants grow like the blazes, howeffur the P.A. says that's ok, as they taste furry nice.... I wouldn't know as I'm not a veggie type of cat.

  

Moving on, we're headed to where the beautiful blue cornflowers are growing, these are lovely little flowers, howeffur they are not built to withstand lot's of boisterous activity and being trampled on... so the P.A. has roped them off fur their own safety!

  

We'll go into the giant daisy forest now... effuryone keep up, I don't want mew getting lost in these tall densely packed flowers...

Is effuryone still with me? Pawesome...


 
                        
  Ahhhh, now we've emerged back into more normal sized vegetation, look what we've found!  A dandelion head in prime condition... if anyone wants to make a wish, purrlease do so now, all wishes are included in the tour, there are no hidden no extras, so go ahead and wish away...                            

 
                                
Now mew can see we've come to the white delphiniums, these majestic flowers are striking to say the least, there are 3 types in the garden, the white, pale blue and deep blue.... up close the petals are extraordinary, don't mew think so?

 

Moving on, we find ourselves at the echinacea patch, this is a furry interesting medicinal plant.  Apparently in tincture form it helps keep our hooman staffs immune system fit and healthy, so I heartily recommend using it to keep ones staff full of vitality and vigour, especially in the winter months, when those pesky things called germs comes out and try to make effuryone cough and sniffle.

 

Shhhhhhh.... get close and mew can see a furry cute bee having a wild old time...

 

Here we are at the foxgloves, these are one of the P.A.s favourites... and the bumble bees too.  Not that they compete fur the nectar, I must add! MOL

The P.A. does keep bees, she has two hives. So we get all our own honey, plus beeswax fur candle making [more on that another time though] 

 

And here we are at the lavender patch, this is always bustling with activity, if mew peer a little closer mew'll see all kinds of insects. But as they're hard at work, we won't interrupt them fur too long....

 

Just nudge it with your nose and inhale that heady wundpurr fragrance.... it's delish right?  Another interesting fact, lavender oil is furry soothing, so if any of mew have uptight or anxious staff, this is a really good one to use on them... just rub a little on their wrists/pulse points... and tell them to inhale deeply, it works wunders!

 

Now we're heading towards the lupins... these are lovely flowers, except fur the aphids... but the good news is, this year we watched the tiny hedge sparrows zoom in, and pick those meaty little pests right off the plant. This made us furry happy, as we do like to keep a completely chemical free zone. Plus the little birdies got a fabulous source of protein.

 

There are many lupin plants in all colours dotted effurywhere around the garden.

 

Heading onto the path, we have a nice selection of pinks... these are furry purretty little flowers, but a lot of dead heading is required, otherwise mew only get one good show a season.

 

Here we are in the courtyard, this is the P.A.s favourite rose, it's called Gertrude Jekyll, a furry old fashioned rose with lovely deep pink tones and a delightful fragrance.  Don't get too close though, the thorns are vicious!

 

As we round back onto the lawn we can see some more pinks, and a few yellow snapdragons, which I find so funny as they never snap at me and they don't breathe fire either! 

 

As we head towards the buddleia, or butterfly bush, mew'll smell the heady sweet heady scent and we can see quite a few varieties of butterflies...  we have even sighted a really unusual bright yellow one before, so that was furry exciting...  This one though is called a Peacock butterfly,

 

this one is a Painted Lady

 

and this one is a Brimstone [no fire included]



 And finally we finish our tour at the highly fragrant honeysuckle bush, feel free to take a deep breath and enjoy the exquisite aroma....



Well, we've come to the end of the tour, I do hope mew've enjoyed yourselves and if mew'd like any refreshments such as tea and cake or some salmon sandwiches, purrlease make yourselves at home on the patio, and Amber and Snowie will be your servers.

Image courtesy of [Apolonia] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net 


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Image courtesy of [tiramisustudio] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

  
If mew have any questions, feel free to ask away and I'll do my furry bestest to answer.

We've really enjoyed your company today, mew've been the best tour group effur! 

We'll be back on Wednesday, with another riveting episode of The Pink Flamingo Saga, so don't miss out on that, in the meantime though...


Enjoy the rest of your stay

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox




Thanks so much fur stopping by today and we'll be back with our next FlashBack Fever post before mew know it!

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox




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