Thursday 28th February 1918

It was a fine day.  Willie & Dave were building their kiln.  I was digging the upper side of the house.  Revd  Gould (Presbyterian) called in the afternoon and had a look at my garden.

I went down for the mail & attended the Library in the evening.

Wednesday 27th February 1918

It was a fine day.  Willie & Dave were carting wood for another kiln.  I continued digging the piece of ground the upper side of the house.  In the afternoon I went down to the beach and carried two bags of sand over to the wharf.  While I was down there I heard that there was no steamer today as she was going into dock.

In the evening there was a meeting of the Mutual Improvement Society, the debate was “Is dancing good or bad”,  the papers on both sides were good.


Tuesday 26th February 1918

There was a misty rain first thing in the morning.

George, Gertie and Mrs Simpson left to day by the “Kawau” which left here at 10 am.  Willie drove the ladies & their luggage down to the wharf.  Grace & I went down to see them off.  The remainder of the day it rained steadily.  I was not able to do much out of doors.  Jim Wyatt came in the evening.


Monday 25th February 1918

It was a fine day, but the wind is blowing strong from the N.  Mrs Simpson & Gertie returned from Ti Point.  Willie took the sulky over to Ti Point and went fishing with George, and they both came in the evening with lots of fish.

I started to dig the piece of ground the upper side of the house.


Sunday 24th February 1918

It was a dull morning, but it turned out a fine day.

I went to early Communion, there were only 3 present  Collection 2/6 .  Revd Macdonald held service in the Church in the evening, there was a good attendance .  Collection 13/7 .  Total for day 16/1 .


Saturday 23rd February 1918

It was a fine day.  There was a friendly game of cricket at the claim, George Davey played.  Willie, Grace & Gertie drove over to the dance in the evening, Mrs Simpson went as far as Flos.  I finished the kerbing up to the front gate.  Alec Haskell came in the morning to see me on business.  In the afternoon I took flowers down to the Church.


Thursday 21st February 1918

It was a fine day.  Willie, Grace, George & Gertie went to a picnic to Ti Point, Mrs Simpson and I remaining at home.

I was making and fixing kerbing.  Charlie Wyatt came in the pm for me to witness his signature.


Wednesday 20th February 1918

It was a fine day ‘tho rather dull.  The Annual Omaha and Pakiri Show was held today and proved a great success. Willie only exhibited a few vegetables and fruit, but did not get any prizes,  Grace showed a table bouquet & two gents button holes, eggs and some jam & she got a few prizes,  I showed a plate of Tomatoes & got second prize also 7 blooms of Cactus Dahlias for exhibition only.  I had tea at A. Dunnings and went to the concert which was local one.


Tuesday 19th February 1918

It was fine in the morning, but there was a heavy showery in the afternoon.  I had intended showing a Collection of Flowers at the Show tomorrow, so I went and got some lycopodium, but I was not feeling too well so I gave up the idea.


Monday 18th February 1918

It thundered,  lightened and rained early this morning, but it turned out a fine day.

Willie & Dave finished sieving & bagging their charcoal, the kiln burned out 68 bags, I was engaged all day in making kerbing and fixing it.