Henrietta Bentwhistle

Henrietta's Wanderings


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Cool Place to have a House

Posted on June 5, 2011 at 8:39 PM Comments comments (0)

Good Morning my Chickadees.

Now this is a really interesting place to park a house.

The Henrietta loves the concept.More can be seen here.

Hugs n Smooches

The Henrietta

Local Hero.

Posted on June 5, 2011 at 8:29 PM Comments comments (0)

Good Morning Everyone.

Told you the Henrietta was nosy.

While strolling around Linwood Cemetery she spotted this headstone.

So a check at Papers Past and found these.

The gravestone certainly shows that the locals thought well of him.


Until next time.

Hugs and warm fuzzies


The Henrietta 

For Geneologists. Hunting canterbury Families

Posted on June 1, 2011 at 8:59 PM Comments comments (1)

Hello and warm fuzzies my Little Chickadees.

We know that the Hen has been a tad fixated on cemeterys lately, but the hunt goes on for the pioneer families of both The Hen and her MGO.

Outing and abouting visiting cemeterys is a great way to see alot of the city areas you wouldnt normally get to and day trips out into the countryside.

They both love the exploring and the hunt for peoples past. Both love photography and the Hen especially is down-right nosy. :).

Now if anyone else out there is hunting down Canterbury families, then The Hen thoroughly recommends this site.

It is an ongoing project run by a lovely friendly lady, Helen.

And this is her site. Hunting Kiwis .

She also has a facebook site here

The Henrietta has found 2 of her own ancestors thru Helens site :)

So scoot on over and have a nosy.

Hugs n Smooches


Addington, Linwood & Bromley cemeterys. More photos

Posted on May 29, 2011 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello My Chickadees.

For more photos of damaged cemeterys,

check out the Henriettas photo albums on her facebook .

Here for Addington and here for Linwood and Bromley

Hope you all enjoyed this beautiful May day.

Warm fuzzies.

The Henrietta.

Bromley & Linwood cemetary's. Christchurch

Posted on May 8, 2011 at 10:37 PM Comments comments (1)

Hello again my Chickadeess. Has been awhile but Life gets in the way at times. ;).

Lately have been getting into tracing the ol' inlaws and outlaws who lived in Christchurch in the past. Hence trips to the cemetary's.

After finding one of our relatives and doing a tidy-up and "put-back-together",

I went for a wander and took this heap of photos of the damage.


Who cleans all this up.?




Are they covered by Insurance??

And some of those stones are VERY heavy

Food for thought.

Ta ta for now.

The Henrietta

PS> I have a heap more photos if anyone wants to see more. Use the contact me page.

If you need someone to go check out your rellys and take pix then get in touch. :)

Christchurch Earthquake.

Posted on February 25, 2011 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Hello my chickadees.

It is day 5 and the last few days have been quite unbelievable.

The force of Mother Nature then the Human spirit coming to the fore.

Im am truly impressed with the organisational skills of the "powers that be"

The September quake last year  was well organised but from that experience the prcedures being viewed by me, in the suburbs have been great to watch.

Everything, especially the communication with the general public is great.

We lost out Tv, so are watching it via the internet.

So Congratulations and MANY MANY KUDOS to all the organisations involved in this very trying time.

And arnt we lucky to have Bob Parker as the Frontman/leader for all of us to listen to.

Ta Ta for Now.

Hugs n smooches

The Henrietta

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes.

Posted on February 12, 2011 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy Sunday my Chickadees.

       Dont ya just love SSSHHHOOOEEESSS!!!!! :)

This site "Darb Fashion", which happens to be a local Christchurch site , has the most deliciously yummy shoes, and I see they are having a sale.

 Eeny Meeny Mineey Mo!!! Which is the yummiest.

I want them all ..lol..

Enjoy your Sunday.

Hugs n Smooches.



Posted on February 11, 2011 at 5:26 AM Comments comments (0)

Good Evening my Chickadees.

You have got to check this out. Strandbeest.

It is sooooo cool. :)

Amazing what some plastic and the wind can achieve

Hugs n Smooches

The Henrietta

Very Hot Weather

Posted on February 6, 2011 at 4:26 PM Comments comments (0)

Good Morning my Chickadees.

Very hot yesterday for us here in Christchurch. This was taken in the shade

out by the patio. Tg for air-conditioning.


It was till 35 degrees at 10.30. The henrietta is NOT a fan of heat like this..lol.Makes the feathers melt.


Hope you survived it at your place.


Till next time.

Hugs n Smooches.

The Henrietta



Amazing Building Makeover

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 7:51 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello there all you Chickadees. :)

Cruising the many blogs that I follow and went thru one to another link to another link and found this article.

If you follow Grand designs or are just interested in "great" buildings then this is an inspirational one for you.

Ta Ta for Now.

Hugs n Smooches

The Henrietta