Friday 25th January 1918

There was a misty rain in the morning , but it turned out a fine day .  I left my friends the Wallaces went over to Auckland by the 8 am boat, having spent a very pleasant time,  I made some purchases and then embarked on the “Kawau” bound for Leigh, we had a beautiful calm passage arriving at Leigh wharf at 3 pm.  Willie met me with a trap and I soon found myself in my own home again.

The flowers in the garden, especially the grass on the paths had grown on the paths during my absence.  Grace went down with the cream cart this morning to Matakana intending to go to Warkworth tomorrow to the Queens Carnival.  Mr Glass is now baching down on the Koeroa flat near their work.