Monday 21st January 1918

It was a very fine day.  In the morning I went to call on Mr McKiley in Albert Road and had a look round his garden, then I went to call on Mrs Sutherland, but she was not at home, but I had a long talk with her son Willie who has been invalided home from the war.  In the afternoon I went across to town and to Mt Eden to Mr Grindrods, had tea there and had a look round his garden.  Returned to Devonport, found Mr McMurtrie at Mr Wallaces who had dropped in for a chat.

 

Sunday 20th January 1918

It was a very fine day.  In the morning I attended Trinity Church.  Revd Hawkeswood (Curate) read prayers and preached.  In the afternoon Mr Wallace & I went across to Auckland, and then took the boat to Birkenhead and visited Mr Wraggs gardens.  In the evening I went with Mr W to the new Presbyterian Church.  Ken and Tilley were at Mr Wallaces in the afternoon.

 

Saturday 19th January 1918

It rained early in the morning, but afterwards it turned out a fine day.  In the morning I walked down to Hendersons to get a few things and in the afternoon I walked up to Ken’s place, had a look round his garden which is well kept, partook of afternoon tea, and returned to Mr Wallaces.

Friday 18th January 1918

It was a showery day.  Willie & I went across to Auckland in the morning, we had lunch at the tea rooms at the top of John Courts shop.

Willie left for home by the “Kawau” at 2 pm.  I went down to see him off and then I returned to Devonport.

 

Thursday 17th January 2018

It was a fine day.  Willie and I went over to Auckland in the morning and we had to meet Mr Meredith at his office and we went to the Court House where Willie’s appeal against Military service by the Military service Board,  his case was adjourned Sine Die.   I returned to Devonport for lunch, but Willie remained in Auckland to transact some business and returned to Devonport later in the pm.

Wednesday 16th January 1918

It was a fine day.  Willie and I went across to Auckland in the morning.  Went up to see Mr Meredith the Lawyers and then we went along Kings drive and to Gillies Park, Parnell,  had dinner in town and in the afternoon went to a matinee at the Tivoli Theatre.

Tuesday 15th January 1918

It was showery in the morning, but it turned out a very hot day.  Willie & I went across to Auckland in the morning.  We had dinner in town and then we went to Point Erin Park, Ponsonby.
I got into conversation with the gardener and he gave me a white Fuchsia and some cuttings of a white Penstemon.

 

Sunday 13th January 1918

It was a misty showery day, I was not feeling very well so did not go out anywhere.  Alma and Leila started on a holiday trip to Palmerston North in the evening by the main trunk,  Mr Wallace went across to see them off.  Ken called in the evening.

 

Saturday 12th January 1918

Willie and I made up our minds to go to Auckland to day by the “Kawau” which left Leigh wharf at 9.30 am.  We had a very calm passage up arriving in Auckland at 2.30 pm, we went straight over to Devonport to Mr Wallaces where we received a hearty welcome.  Gordon, his wife and two little ones came over in the pm.  Willie, Alma and Leila went to the pictures in the evening.