Monday 10th December 1917

The wind was blowing strong from N,  and in the evening there were driving showers.  Willie & Dave were watching the charcoal kiln. in the evening it had but just burned out.

In the morning I was working in the garden.  I transplanted  a Cosmea & a Hannaimania.  In the afternoon I was working in the new vegetable garden preparing the ground for a row of beans.  In the evening there was a short service in the Church and Archdeacan Hawkins who was chaplin to the 1st Maori Expeditionary force gave a very interesting address on his experiences in France.  Although the weather was very unpromising there were 40 present .  The collection of  £1 . 4 .   was for the Church Army work at the seat of war.