Monday, November 5, 2012

And then we found him............

Yes Mr Basil now has a Mr Brush......
Eeeekkk a Basil Brush!!!!!
Original 1970's made in New Zealand.
He has very proudly sat between us in the front seat (with his seatbelt on) for the wonderful drive around the Bay of Islands, listening to Cat Stevens.

We found him this morning in the most truly fabulous retro shop, "Eye Spy" and look at the amazing building its in, eeekkk a 1957 fire station. The owner Jo and her partner(rats I missed his name) were  real sweethearts we had a really lovely time chatting, she even gave us a Basil Brush book as a present.
Also while staying in Waipu we went to another fabulous wee vintage shop called "Special Interest", the owner Jules was again such a gorgeous lady. We found a Cape Reinga pennant and I just fell in love with the wee man with a missing leg brooch. Jules was so kind to give us great direction to the camp we stayed in and a piece of beautiful ancient Kauri gum.

Staying at the Waipu cove camping ground was a real treat, you take raft ride across the stream to get to the beach, and the beach is stunning with golden sand and soft rolling waves.
We have stayed beside so many beaches up and down the country and you start to understand the beauty we have all around us, lucky lucky wee kiwi's.

Ok tonight marks 60 days traveling and living in "Basil"!!!!

I think we might let of a few fireworks or at least a sparkler.

To all you lovely sweet-peas who have been following us, making truly heart felt and wonderful comments "I say BOOM BOOM with love!!!!!

LovE V&W 


  1. Good ole Basil Brush! I remember having knickers with Basil embossed on the front! te he he - ah that was 35 years ago or more!!! He has definately found the RIGHT home with you two and Mr Basil!! Your vintage thrifting was certainly a success!!! Love all your photos. Happy travelling x

  2. Hello Miss V! My postcard arrived today - thanks so much, I love Tui so it really brightened my day. I love that you know have "Basil" traveling in Basil! I used to have one of those when I was little and a matching Basil Brush bedspread. I love that kitty cat dress you're wearing in the first couple of photos - so adorable.

  3. Yeh that's a beautiful beach - we stayed at that campground a couple of years ago - my sister goes there every year without fail. It gets a bit too crowded for me in the summer!

    That shop is awesome! I get kind of overwhelmed by awesomeness when I went go in there! Bit too much of a cheapskate to buy anything usually!!

    Yay for Basil Brush Boom Boom back at ya!

  4. Ahhh you are just the cutest thing ;-) Loving mr Basil to what a great find. Loving all your photo's you really are having the best time and its wonderful to see. dee x

  5. A Basil for Basil - perfect!
    What a stunning beach, the photos are gorgeous. xxx

  6. A Basil Brush! I had one as a a little girl and clung to it on my first day at school. How fabulous for Basil to meet his namesake!
    That beach is gorgeous, I want to be there.
    Thanks so very much for my postcard, it's just arrived and I'm sending a massive Squirrel hug to you both! xxx

  7. How sweet - and obviously perfect for Basil! I've always wanted a go on one of those pulley raft things! You two look as sweet as ever - hope you're having fun xxxx

  8. How completely meant to be is that....finding Basil Brush whilst touring in Basil. Freaky good! BB is super cute....I adore his little plaid outfit. He would most certainly need buckling up during the drive. I love the wee ferry. Looks like a magical place. Love Xx

  9. I think he found you guys! How cool is that lil fellow sitting up front with you guys! I love the little raft you have to take to get on over to that breath taking beach. You really have mad me fall in love with New Zealand!

    and a HUGE THANK YOU for the sweetest postcard ever! I loved getting this in the mail. You are so kind to send that and how adorable is that albino Kiwi. I really enjoy this road trip you are taking us on! 60 days on the road no way, that's KILLER!

    Tons of love to you both!

  10. Now that is one cute fox. I love his BRUSHY tail.
    I swear you two squirrels are having WAY too much fun. *heehe*
    Your dress is so cute.
    I want to ride on that raft!

  11. Aw, Basil Brush. Cute! I love your cat print dress.

    Boom Boom to kingdom come!!! What a wonderful find! that Kiwiana place looks fabulous.It ALL looks fabulous!
    O,my travelling Squirrels,did you ever think it was going to be this awesome?!