Sunday 7th February 1915

It rained a little in the morning but the wind changed round to the SW and it cleared up and the wind blew strong.
Willie and Grace drove to Ti Point to spend the day with Joe & Minnie.
Alma, Leila and Gertie returned here in the evening.

Saturday 6th February 1915

It was a very fine day. I was not very well in the morning and took it easy. In the afternoon there was a meeting of church people in the Library, 6 present to see what assistance could be given towards the new Church. A Committee of 5 was appointed to manage matters & co-operate with Mrs Macdonald, namely John Greenwood (Treasurer), Jas Greenwood, W. Neeley, J.B. Birdsall and C.S. Clarke (Chairman & Secretary). A Subscription List was made out and £16.10.0 was subscribed by the Committee. Willie went fishing to Ti Point and brought home two large schnappers.

Friday 5th February 1915

It was a cloudy day & very cool. I got up at 5pm and picked a collection of flowers for the Matakana Show, met John and Mrs Greenwood at our gate at 7am and they drove me to Matakana, we picked up May Dunning at their gate, we arrived there at 9am & arranged my flowers. John Greenwood and I had a good look at the Anglican Church. Mr Richards showed us round & explained everything to us, had dinner at Sinclair’s, met a lot of old friends I knew. My flowers only gained second prize. The show inside was very good considering the dry season. I arrived home at 8pm.

Thursday 4th February 1915

It was a very hot day. The girls took their lunch down to the tennis court to play and staid there all day. I took an axe down and finished clearing the road opposite the Church site, I burned all the scrub and the buts I kept out for firewood for the Hall, Willie Dunning carted one load to the Hall for me and I rode up home with him and had dinner there, got the mail in the evening and attended the Library.

Wednesday 3rd February 1915

It was a fine day. Grace, Gertie, Alma & Leila went down to the Tennis court in the morning to have a game, and I went down in the afternoon to get the mail, I took the axe with me and cut down some of the tea tree on the road opposite the Church site.

Monday 1st February 1915

It was a very fine day. After breakfast I went down to Harpers to give to Mr Macdonald to take to Warkworth, after I came back & picked 6 Cases of October Purple Plums off the big tree. Mr & Mrs Leroy called in the afternoon, they came in a motor boat from the Great Barrier and were on their way to Auckland.  Alma Wallace & Leila Entwhistle arrived by the Kawau to stay here. When Willie returned from his work he & I picked & packed peaches.