I was in bed with my back, getting up perhaps Fri a little while every evening. On Friday 25th Mrs Harper & John Wyatt came on business and Jane came to see how I was. On Saturday 26th Mr Gravatt and his girls called in the afternoon.
It was a showery day. After breakfast I went down to the village to see Mr Macdonald before he went away, had a look in at the church.
After I came home I went up on the hill to get some wood, when I was trying to get the sack of wood on my back I strained my back and had to come home and lie down.
It was bright in the morning but it clouded over and there were a few light showers. In the morning I went to enquire after Willie Dunning who I had heard had been laid up with pleurisy. I found him up but far from well, had dinner there and afterwards had a look around the orchard.
In the evening we all went down to the hall for evening service. Revd R. G. Macdonald officiated. Congregation 28. Collection 9/-
It was a showery day. In the morning I went down to the village to get the mail. There was a parcel of new books came by the Steamer last night for the Library, so I went down to the wharf & carried them up to the Library & catalogued them.
The above were all showery days. I was not able to do much out of doors except to get firewood. I went down to the village to get the mail. On Friday it was a very wet day but cleared up in the evening. In the evening there was a dance & rifle shooting in the Hall to augment the fund for the Hospital Ship, but none of us went.
It rained heavily last night, and was very showery to day. Mr D. Darroch came in the morning and staid for dinner.
It was a fine day. Mr Woods & I walked over to the Claim in the morning, we had dinner with Jim and Jane and then went across the beach to Ti Point, called in at Joe’s but did not stay long, but got home before dark. Mr Woods had tea at our place and staid the night.
None of us were up very early this morning. Willie went fishing to Ti Point and brought home several large schnappers.
I went down to the village in the afternoon. Mr Woods came in the evening and staid all night, we played Five Hundred.
It was fine but dull. In the morning Willie & I got firewood and then went over to the farm orchard and dug until dinner time. In the afternoon I took some flowers down for Eddie Dunning to make butter holes. Then went down to the steamer, the timber and coire for the Church fence came up. There was a Concert and gift auction in the Hall in the evening in aid of the Hospital Ship for the wounded N.Z. soldiers. Willie & Grace went, but I am afraid it will be a frost as it came on a steady rain. I heard afterwards that it was a great success. A good number were present and that the total proceeds amounted to over £54.
It was a fine day. willie was digging in the farm orchard and I was also digging there.
In the evening I went down for the mail. Attended the Library, also a meeting of The Ratepayer’s Association.