Sunday 14th February 1915

It rained a little last night but not sufficient to do any good. I started to walk over to the Claim this morning, Charlie Dunning in the cream cart overtook me at Cox’s Creek and gave me a lift to Jims, had dinner and tea there, went to service in the Claim Hall in the afternoon. Mr A Russell (Presbyterian Student) officiated, and gave us a very good sermon, walked home in the evening.

Saturday 13th February 1915

There was a slight shower early in the morning, but it soon cleared up, but it was a cloudy day.
There was a Cricket Match at Warkworth between Kaipara Flats and Omaha clubs. The show Committee were fixing up the sheep pens in Mr Dunnings paddock and putting up the tables in the Hall, Willie who is on the Committee was down there all day.
After breakfast I went down to post a letter and afterwards I went down to the beach and sieved a lot of sand and carried it across to the wharf shed for Willie to haul up when he is down. In the afternoon I took up clumps of Paper White Narcissus, & Yellow Bunch Daffodils and re-planted them again.

Thursday 11th February 1915

It was a very fine day. All of us got up early in the morning as Gertie is going away by the Kawau this morning at 6am.  Grace went down to the wharf to see her off.  Willie hauled her luggage down last night.  I was digging in the garden.  In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 10th February 1915

It was a fine day. Grace, Gertie & I went down to the village in the afternoon, they played tennis and I got the mail. In the evening Willie took Gerties’ luggage down to the wharf as she is going away tomorrow morning.

Tuesday 9th February 1915

It was a fine day. The girls went down to the P.O to get the mail and when they came back they went to Mr Ashworths to spend the day, returning here early in the afternoon.  After an early tea they all went down to the Steamer, Alma & Leila returned to Auckland, the boat leaving here at 5pm. I received a letter from Mr Wallace telling me he was going to have a holiday early in March and that he and Mrs W. were going a trip to Rotorua and asking me to join them.

Sunday 7th February 1915

It rained a little in the morning but the wind changed round to the SW and it cleared up and the wind blew strong.
Willie and Grace drove to Ti Point to spend the day with Joe & Minnie.
Alma, Leila and Gertie returned here in the evening.

Saturday 6th February 1915

It was a very fine day. I was not very well in the morning and took it easy. In the afternoon there was a meeting of church people in the Library, 6 present to see what assistance could be given towards the new Church. A Committee of 5 was appointed to manage matters & co-operate with Mrs Macdonald, namely John Greenwood (Treasurer), Jas Greenwood, W. Neeley, J.B. Birdsall and C.S. Clarke (Chairman & Secretary). A Subscription List was made out and £16.10.0 was subscribed by the Committee. Willie went fishing to Ti Point and brought home two large schnappers.

Friday 5th February 1915

It was a cloudy day & very cool. I got up at 5pm and picked a collection of flowers for the Matakana Show, met John and Mrs Greenwood at our gate at 7am and they drove me to Matakana, we picked up May Dunning at their gate, we arrived there at 9am & arranged my flowers. John Greenwood and I had a good look at the Anglican Church. Mr Richards showed us round & explained everything to us, had dinner at Sinclair’s, met a lot of old friends I knew. My flowers only gained second prize. The show inside was very good considering the dry season. I arrived home at 8pm.