Wednesday 6th January 1915

It was a very hot day. George Davey & I were picking Burbank plums both morning and afternoon. There were 18 Cases picked altogether. In the afternoon I went down to the village to get the mail.

 

Tuesday 5th January 1915

It was fine in the morning tho dull, wind NW.

After breakfast I went down to the village to post the Garden to Mrs  Grindrod and to do some other business. Got firewood. George Davey returned from Ti Point bringing some fish that they caught in a net. It came on to rain about 3.30pm and rained heavily for about half an hour. We caught a lot of water in tins. Willie came home from work at 4pm on account of the rain.

Monday 4th January 1915

It was a fine day. I got firewood and the remainder of the day Mrs Simpson & I were picking Burbank Plums, there were 14 Cases picked. Late in the afternoon I went down to the Steamer and got the mail.

 

Sunday 3rd January 1915

It was a fine day. In the morning I walked part of the way and Charlie Dunning gave me a lift in the cream cart to the Claim. Revd Macdonald held service in the Hall. There were only 9 present. Minnie & I went back with Jane to dinner, and in the afternoon Minnie & I walked across the creek to Ti Point, I went up to Harolds where Willie, Grace & Mrs Simpson were spending the day, we all drove home and after tea we went down to the Hall. Revd Macdonald conducted service. There was a good congregation and very good singing. Collection 12/-

 

Saturday 2nd January 1915

It was a very fine day. Willie was spraying in the morning and in the afternoon he went fishing to Ti Point and came home late at night with a few fish.

In the afternoon I went down to the Hall to straighten up for the service tomorrow.

Friday 1st January 1915

It was a beautiful day. George Davey returned from Ti Point early this morning and all of us went to the Claim for the Annual picnic, some of us drove and the others walked, we all had lunch and tea with Jim & Jane, we were a large party. We spend a very enjoyable day and got home about 9pm.

Thursday 31st December 1914

It was a very fine day. George Davey & I walked over to Ti Point in the morning, he went to Harolds for lunch, I went down to Joe’s to enquire after him, as he has had influenza pretty bad but was glad to find he was much better. George stayed at Harolds all night, but I walked back, got the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 30th December 1914

It was a very fine day. I wrote a letter to my brother Henry and it was posted in the afternoon. I took some Roses down to the Captain and some Dahlia roots to the  Engineers of the “Kawau”.

The “Kawau” made a round trip, but came in here first to land passengers. Willie Pratt, Horace and his wife came up by her, also George Davey who came up here to stay.

 

Tuesday 29th December 1914

It was a fine day. Willie hauled the 18 Cases Fruit down to the wharf before he went to work. I went down to the village later on to put them on steamer which should have been here at 7.30am did not get here before 9 owing to a dense fog at Mangawai.

In the afternoon I went to see the stone breakers at work, and afterwards to Willie Dunnings.