Hello cyber traveler, welcome to my mini personal page! . now something of me your webmistress.., my name is HELENA GRACE BLOMFIELD, born in PONGAKAWA VALLEY. TE PUKE, NEW ZEALAND,Pongakawa Valley home of the PUTU-PAI-AHA REHE 'Children of the Mist', according to Maori folk lore. I have one Christian name after each of my Grandmothers, one Grandmother was English, Grace Lawrence, wife of Thomas Nevil Blomfield and the other Grandmother was French and German, coming to New Zealand in 1886 with her Mother Wilheminia HEDWIG and Father Albert LANGE and 2 siblings from Germany on the....that's the Helena. I think that custom is dying out with the younger generation, which is a pity.
Nevill Thomas Blomfield's family were academic, Granddad being a dispensing Chemist, and 2 of his brothers Doctors, however my Pater for whatever reason decided to go to the country so one was brought up mainly in the rural farming districts of New Zealand as a child, hence my love of animals and Nature. I attended the Palmerston North Girls High School in PALMERSTON NORTH....On leaving school I was employed by GERARD DRAYTON Photographer, Avon House ( see photos above, also one of my dear Grandfather whom I remember telling me not to slam the door!)) receptionist, colourist and retoucher .When I married and moved to Mt Maunganui..
Up to 2005 I used to live in the WAIHI, a delightful old GOLD mining town for 40yrs, but now reside in TOKOROA, in the North Island of NEW ZEALAND, and where is NEW ZEALAND you may ask.. the very beautiful Islands of NEW ZEALAND are set as two jewels of JADE, in the PACIFIC OCEAN . NEW ZEALAND is GREEN, very green, beautiful snow capped mountains, and one of the largest lakes in the SOUTHERN HEMISPERE, LAKE TAUPO, it is just a really beautiful country of just over 4 million souls.
And being a SAGGITARIAN, one loves knowledge, life is just so amazing! I trained in Swedish massage at Wellpark Auckland and worked at it for many years from my clinic at home, also very interested in Natural Health Therapies, I am an artist and writer, 70 poems online in USA..poetry .com, .I adore Victoriana, grand old villas & collect old time memorabilia., One is a rebel and freethinker as you have no doubt have ascertained if you have lookedthrough my website. I get very very upset about our endangered animals especially what is now happening in China and the FOUL FUR TRADE! , I cannot abide MANS stupidity...TheMIND CONTROLof the masses is so EVIL, no one but no one has the right to impose their will upon another, but take a good long look at the world today do.....and results of insidious mind control over centuries in all its various disguises, resulting in Religious bigotry, hatred, murder, intolerance, misery, poverty, corruption, and the list goes on. I found the freedom and knowledge of owning computers, um actually three........I am also strongly into GOVT., COVERUPS, MYSTERIES.. and into SPACE RESEARCH, AND INTERPLANETARY TRAVEL so naturally THE RED PLANET IS A MUST! Have a passion for old heritage homes, am a member of NEW ZEALAND HERITAGE TRUST, have rescued 2 old homes from certain demolition and am now would love to rescue an Heritage class 2 derelict Hotel, time will tell if I am successful in this venture, one should maintain and keep all heritage for the coming generations where possible.
As I stated, I now live in the central plateau of NEW ZEALAND, in the Timber town of TOKOROA( a mini city) a MULTICULURE township of approx 16.000 souls. The main breadgiver of the area was KINLIETH PAPER MILLS,
A downgrade of the Mill lead to a lesser workforce and a terribly disillusioned township, many families desperate, wondering where the next paycheck and meal was coming from. This closure at the Mill lead to the loss to the town from 18,000 to 14,000 residents, and the closing of many business establishments, .the town fell into sad disarray and despair , drinking, fighting as many families faced a seemingly hopeless future...
BUT 2005 . KIWI fortitude rose to the fore against the odds,
TOKOROA population 16.000, IS NOW A BUSTLING, HAPPY CONFIDENT TOWNSHIP,BOASTING MANY ATTRACTIONS WHICH BRING IN many NEW RESIDENTS SUCH AS MYSELF...... real estate is very fluid at the moment with house prices rising,
From my lounge windows I can watch awesome sunrises, and planes taking off from the local airport, from my back balcony, I watch the lovely sunsets, traffic down on the highway and a glorious panorama of stars at night, I can also see the Westpac helicopters fly over head to our Tokoroa Accident and Emergency Hospital...
My garden is large and rambling and a bit on the wild side, as I would say NATURAL! I have tuis, bellbirds, fantails, I have a mini paradise for next to nothing, I am also close to TAUPO, HAMILTON AND ROTORUA, I am very close to fantastic TIRAU, truly a mecca of amazing antique shops, a must for any seasoned discerning shopper..
Anyway have a browse thru my five websites, I am sure you will find something of interest and say hello and where you are from in the guest book.
Here may I add that I started this Blomfield website quite a few years ago now, with an old windows 95, with 3 GB used to sit for hours and hours trying to upload stuff when our speeds where so unbelievably slow on dailup! now I can't imagine how I even got this website up and running in those early days,however as computers have improved, and now have new computer, plus a nice new laptop, and with broadband downloads etc., are so much faster, oh my, life is so easier I must say, and its always a real pleasure to work these pages, and meet all the guests,if you would like any of your photos or data on here please let me know, I'll be only too happy to oblige you..
Since one began the exciting voyage of finding ones BLOMFIELD FAMILY ROOTS,BLOMFIELD GENEALOGY,which I started because I could find nothing online about us at all..and that is when my English cousin Johnny Blomfield found me, and to my extreme delight I discovered he is doing the BLOMFIELD FAMILY TREE an extraordinary feat! ,what a magnificent job he has done..totally amazing!
It has been and is an exciting voyage of discovery and a most fruitful venture, meeting online all the worldwide Blomfield family...in the process of putting all interesting pieces of Blomfield data & memorabilia online, I have come in contact with many different branches of the Blomfield Clan from many parts of the WORLD, cousins I never knew I had who have been so helpful with data, photos & crests for this website.a big thank you to Canadian Blom William ( Bill) who kindly sent me a copy of his fathers magnificent book Revision of Blomfield History..brilliant
The New Zealand Blomfields did in fact have a BLOMFIELD FAMILY REUNION in 3rd February ? ......... which was held at the ELLERSLIE RACECOURSE, this was put together by Trevor Blomfield, and my info says that the deputy Leader of the Opposition Mr Robert Muldoon opened the day,which was attended by more than 500 of the NEW ZEALAND BLOMFIELD branches. unfortunately .I missed out on that occasion, having at the time, ill twins, but one does hope that some enterprising BLOMFIELD will think of ARRANGING another BLOMFIELD REUNION in the near future, that would be just wonderful event for all us older Blomfields to catch up!.
So for myself now with 4 children, 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren onwards, I say to BLOMFIELDS EVERYWHERE Bless you All.......
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