Sunday 14th April 1918

It was very fine in the morning, so I started off for Ti Point calling in at Mr Ashworth on my way.  While there it came on a big shower which lasted an hour, so I had to stay until it was over, then I continued my walk to Mr Duncan Knaggs where I had dinner and had a look round the flower garden, then I went on to Joe Torkingtons, had tea there, and got home just before dark.  While I was away they had company.  Ermest Wyatt was here for dinner and Mr & Mrs Arthur Greenwood were here for tea.

 

Saturday 13th April 1918

It was a fine day.  Willie took the cart down to the wharf in the morning with a load of fruit and carted up 1 Sk Sharps, 1 Sk Bran and the sand that I collected yesterday.

Mr & Mrs Glass left to day at 11 am in the “Kawau” their many friends were down to see them off.

Jim Wyatt was discing the ploughed ground in front.  Willie took Prince down to work with Jim’s horses.  I dug over the three cornered bed and afterwards went down below to break the lumps on the ploughed.

Friday 12th April 1918

It was a very fine day.  Jim Wyatt commenced to harrow & disc the ploughed ground in the front.  Willie was down there all day and I was there in the morning pulling up tea tree on the ploughed ground.  In the pm I went down to the beach & sieved some sand & carried it over to the wharf.

 

Thursday 11th April 1918

It was fine during the day, but there were some heavy showers in the evening.  In the morning I went down to the village to post letters, in the evening I went down for the mail.  I made some kerbing and was fixing it where required.

 

Wednesday 10th April 1918

It rained all last night, several inches must have fallen .  The ground was very wet and I was not able to do much outside.  I wrote letters to Henry, Mrs Sutherland, A report for the County Times,  The County Clerk,  the Secretary of the Dioceson Board and to Arthur Yates for seeds & bulbs.  Willie took them to post when he went to the steamer.

 

Tuesday 9th April 1918

There were a few showers in the morning but  [rain]  in the afternoon.  We were congratulating ourselves that the social  [was]  last night instead of to day.

After breakfast which was not very early I went down to Charlie Wyatts to take Maggie some Daffodil bulbs, also some for Mr Glass as he and Mrs Glass staid there last night,  Mr G had carted furniture down to the wharf this morning  and had brought my shell sand up to our gate  so I carried it home.  Being a wet day Willie could not do any thing out of doors so he made washers for the sulky.  I wrote a report of the social also a letter of sympathy to Mrs Sutherland on the death of her son Kenneth by drowning at North Head by the upsetting of a boat.  In the afternoon Grace went down to Dunnings and Harpers.

 

Monday 8th April 1918

It threatened rain in the morning, but it cleared up and kept fine all day & evening.  I planted a clump of Daffodils (Golden Bell) also prepared some ground for Carnations.  In the afternoon I went down to the Steamer for bread.  Willie went down to the Hall to cut firewood and trim the lamps, ready for the social this evening.
The Social was a great success, Mr John Greenwood presided,  there were musical items,  songs,  recitations & I gave a comic reading,  Mrs Glass gave 2 items on the Mandolin,  the ladies as usual provided an excellent supper.  On behalf of the company present and absent ones I expressed the regret felt at Mr & Mrs Glass leaving the district & presented them with a bag of money. viz £6 . 10 . 0   Mr Glass suitable returned thanks.

 

Sunday 7th April 1918

It was a fine day, but it looked threatening for rain in the evening.  Revd Gould held service in the Hall in the morning, I attended, there was a large congregation,  & Mr Gould gave us a very good sermon.  Mr & Mrs Glass & children and Minnie were here for dinner.

 

Saturday 6th April 1918

It was a fine day.  We were late in getting up this morning.  I was working in the garden.  I planted 3 clumps of Daffodils,  1 Bride Gladiolus & 1 of the Old Scarlet Gladiolus.
Willie went down to the beach and helped Peter draw the net and they took a lot of Piper & other fish,  Willie brought a lot home.

 

Friday 5th April 1918

Willie’s 35th birthday.  After breakfast I went down to the village to get the mail.  Carried up a bag of sand.  Willie went to Mr Glass  & cut firewood.  In the evening there was a social as a send off to Frank Wayland, it was well patronised , the ladies provided a good supper.  I was playing cards all evening.  On behalf of the company I expressed good wishes to Frank.