Tuesday 11th January 1916

It was a fine day. There was a Pic Nic at the Goat Island beach largely attended, Mrs Simpson and Grace went. Willie was thrashing Danthonia. I staid at home. I planted 2 Larkspur and 3 Zinnias. Went down to the village in the afternoon to post letters, carried up some sand.


Monday 10th January 1916

It was a fine day. In the afternoon I walked to Ti Point calling at Ashworths to take Mrs A some Zinnia plants. The “Daphne” brought the boy scouts numbering 76 under Captn Rust. I had tea at Joes and walked back in the evening calling for the mail Had a ride in Mr Ashworths motor car. I planted out to day 4 Zinnias and 1 White Verbena.


Saturday 8th January 1916

It was a very calm fine day. Alma & Leila returned to Auckland in the “Kawau” which left here at noon, Mrs Simpson, Grace & I went down to the wharf to see them off. Jane was also over.


Thursday 6th January 1916

A misty rain when we got up but i turned out a fine day. George Davey went away by the Kawau in the morning, I went to see him off. Alma W. & Leila returned from Jim’s by the cream cart and they came up here to stay. There was a dance in the Hall in the evening, the proceeds to go to the Wounded Soldiers’ Fund, all of us went and we spend a very pleasant evening.


Wednesday 5th January 1916

It was a very fine day but the wind is still blowing strong from the W which makes it bad for thrashing Danthonia. Willie took the horse down to be shod in the morning, the remainder of the day he thrashed Danthonia. I went down to the Steamer in the pm.


Monday 3rd January 1916

It was a very fine day. All the young people went to a picnic to Len Meiklejohn’s beach, Jane and Minnie’s families meeting them there. I staid at home and worked in the garden. Willie & Dave were thrashing Danthonia.