It was fine in the morning. I went down to Mrs Dunnings beach to get some shell sand. In the afternoon we all went down to the village, Willie took some fruit down to the wharf and brought the church bell up for Mr Woods, Grace drove up the hill with John Greenwood to stay a day or two there. It came on to rain in the afternoon and rained all night. Herbert Fordham who is up in the district seeing to his parents’ graves came to spend the evening and staid the night. He Willie and I played Five hundred.
The ground is well saturated after the rain last night. I went down for the mail in the morning.
It was very hot in the morning but cloudy in the afternoon. I was planting Daffodils in the diamond bed, the ground worked nicely after Saturday nights rain. It came on to rain at 5.45pm and continued raining all night very heavily.
It rained heavily last night and it has gone deeply in the ground. Mr Woods came up here for dinner, in the afternoon he and I went down to the Methodist service, Mr Spiers preached here for the last time. After service Mr Woods & I took a walk up to Jim Greenwoods corner and Willie Dunning asked us up to tea and he regaled us with fruit.
The wind which has been blowing strong from the E continued blowing from the same quarter to day and threatening for rain.
I dug over the Diamond bed preparatory to planting Daffodils. In the afternoon I went down to the village and invited Mr Woods who is building the Church to come to dinner to morrow.
Willie & Grace drove to Ti Point in the afternoon.
There was a little last night but it was fine to day ‘tho dull. I planted a row of Lachenalia’s also a clump of Cream Fresias, planted out an Indian Pink & Dark Blue Forget menot. It came on to rain in the pm and Willie came from his work before this time.
Willie did not go to work to day as he thought it was too wet so he picked & packed peas. I planted near the front steps White Fresia and two other bulbs that Mrs Williams gave me. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library. There was a meeting of the Ratepayers association.
St Patrick’s Day.
It was misty and threatening for rain. I planted some yellow Ixias.
In the afternoon I went down to the beach, carried some sand over to the wharf, got the mail. The Church Committee settled the site of the church with Mr Woods. Willie took some fruit down to the wharf in the evening and brought my sand up. It rained in the evening and Willie got wet.
It rained a little last night but not enough to do much good. After breakfast I went down to the village to post some letters, had a long talk with Mr Woods about the new church. In the afternoon I got manure and took up & re-planted a clump of La Grande Monarque Narcissus.
It was a fine day. After breakfast I went down to the Post Office to transact some business and in the afternoon I went down to meet the steamer and get the mail. She was very late in coming in as she called at Waiwera. Mr J. J. Woods the contractor for the new church came up and he is going to live in Ab Wyatts cottage at the corner.