Tuesday 29th February 1916

It was a fine day but the wind is from SE.

After breakfast I went down to the village to get the mail, but I found that the “Kawau” did not come last night on account of the E wind, but she came in about 10am so I got the mail.

Willie & Dave were cleaning Danthonia. I got firewood, cut the grass on the path, got some peaty soil from the swamp & took up and replanted a clump of Narcissus (Grande Monarque) and replanted them near the lower gate. In the afternoon took the heifer (Princess) to the Bull down near the Goat Island.

Monday 28th February 1916

There was a heavy shower in the morning. The wind is blowing SE.

After breakfast I went down to the Hotel to have a talk to Revd Macdonald. Willie and Dave were cleaning Danthonia. I was fixing Kerbing in the flower garden and digging out ducks & convolvulus below the wire netting fence.

 

Sunday 27th February 1916

It was a very fine day. Willie & Grace drove over to Ti Point in the morning and brought Mrs Simpson home with them. All of us went to church in the evening. Revd R.A. Macdonald officiated, congregation about 25. Collection 8/-.

Flo & Edith who were at church staid here all night.

 

Saturday 26th February 1916

It was a very fine day. Dave came and he helped Willie spray in this orchard in the morning, and they finished digging the Potatoes in the farm orchard in the afternoon. There was a Tennis match at the Claim in the afternoon between Pakiri & the Claim, but none of us went. Grace and I went to the village in the afternoon, Grace swept the Church and arranged flowers, & I trimmed the lamps & carried up some sand.

Friday 25th February 1916

It was a very hot day.

I went over to the farm orchard and picked in the seed Stratagem Peas, and some green beans. Grace & I went down to meet the “Kawau” in the evening, she arrived about 8.30pm. Willie returned from Auckland by her.

 

Thursday 24th February 1916

It was a very fine day. Willie hauled the fruit that he and Dave picked down to the wharf after breakfast and he brought up three egg boxes and two bags of sand for me, he then dressed himself and went down to meet the steamer and went with her to Auckland. I went down to the village and got a P.O. O for 2/6 to send to Mrs Duggan Cleveden, St Johns Road, Altringham Cheshire, England for a little book she wrote entitled “The Door in the Wall”.

Saw Willie off by the steamer and then went round to Peter’s place but he was out fishing. I carried up a bag of sand.

May Dunning came in the afternoon to pick some blackberries, I helped her.

Go the mail & attended Library in the evening.

 

Tuesday 22nd February 1916

It was a fine day.

Dave carted 6 Sacks of Danthonia down to the wharf to send away to day.

I went down to the beach and carried some sand across to the wharf and Dave carted it up to our place. Mr Woods returned to Auckland by the steamer.

Dave was helping Willie pick Peas in the afternoon. Mrs Simpson walked over to Ti Point to stay with Harold & Flo.

 

Monday 21st February 1916

It was a fine day. Dave and Willie were sieving danthonia. I was making and fixing Kerbing in the flower garden, went down to the village in the afternoon to get the mail.

Mr Woods went out fishing and brought home a few schnappers, it is his last night with us, we played 500.

 

Sunday 20th February 1916

It was a fine day.

Willie, Grace and Mrs Simpson drove up to John Greenwoods to spend the day. Mr Woods & I went to Church in the pm, Revd Cair preached a very excellent sermon, afterwards Mr W & I went to Mr Glass for tea.

 

Saturday 19th February 1916

It was a fine day. I was working in the flower garden. Willie & Mr Woods went fishing in the afternoon.

Revd Cair gave a Lecture at Pakiri in the evening. Mr & Mrs Glass spent the evening here, we had music, they staid the night.