Wednesday 10th March 1915

It was a very hot day. Mrs Birdsall Sen, Mrs John Greenwood and Twins & Annie Matheson were here for lunch. They had a look round the garden, John G. who came down to the Steamer drove them home. Grace went down to Tennis and Annie Matheson came up with her for tea.
Willie took 5 cans fruit & box of eggs down to the wharf in the evening.

Monday 8th March 1915

It was a fine day. I was preparing Kerbing and fixing it. I went down to the beach and sieved some sand and carried it over to the wharf shed and in the evening Willie hauled some fruit down to the wharf and he brought the sand up for me.

Sunday 7th March 1915

It was a fine day. After breakfast I walked up to John Greenwoods, had dinner there and afterwards Mrs G, the twins & I walked down to Pakiri to the Anniversary of the Bible class. Mr Webster presided and Revd Spiers prayed and gave an address. I had to come out before it was over as I was not feeling well when we got back to Mr Greenwoods.
Willie & Grace had dinner up, so after tea we all drove home together, having spent a very pleasant day.

Saturday 6th March 1915

It was a fine day. Willie worked half a day in the quarry and then came home, had lunch and then he & Grace went out fishing in Will Harper’s boat in this harbour. I cut up firewood, finished digging near the front gate, took up and re-planted a clump of Yellow Polianthas Narcissus. In the afternoon there was a tennis match on this court between Pakiri & Leigh, Leigh won. I went down late in the afternoon, had tea with them and then attended a meeting of the executive of the Ratepayers Association.

Friday 5th March 1915

It was a fine day. I was working in the flower garden near the front gate. I took up 3 clumps of Daffodils and replanted them. Grace went down to Tennis in the pm and she brought the mail home with her.

Thursday 4th March 1915

There was pretty heavy rain last night and several showers during the day. Willie went to work but had to come home again on account of the weather.
In the morning I went down to the village to post letters, as the tide was full in I could not get any sand so brought up some gravel for the path. The remainder of the day I was working in the flower garden. In the evening I went down for the mail and attended the Library.

Wednesday 3rd March 1915

It was a fine day. I picked 9 Cases Beau Chretieu Pears in the morning. In the afternoon I went down to the Steamer, Smith was carting the timber from Rokes mill Matakana for our Anglican Church, he brought the first load on Monday, this is the 3rd load. Willie hauled the first down to the wharf in the evening and he brought up some sand for me.

Tuesday 2nd March 1915

It was a fine day, Left Jim’s place in the morning and walked home. Went straight down to the wharf, got the mail that came yesterday. John Wyatt came in the afternoon to fix up his Pension paper, he staid for tea.

Monday 1st March 1915

It was a very fine day, wind SW. Charlie Dunning took me in the cream cart as far as Mathesons’, had dinner at Jack’s and after dinner he showed me round the orchards, then walked to Williams, had a look round and tea there and then walked back to Jims where I stayed the night.