Saturday 29th January 1916

Auckland’s Anniversary and a very unpleasant day.

Wind still blowing strong from the E.

Also a showery day.

I got firewood and dug in the front garden. Willie was planting marigolds in the farm orchard. There was to have been a Tennis match this afternoon between Pakiri & Omaha Clubs but on account of the weather it did not come off, also a dance in the Hall in the evening which was also be a farewell to George James who has joined the expeditionary force and is going down to Trentham to be trained. So few turned up at the Hall that they were invited down to Ms Archie Dunnings where they spent a very pleasant evening with music and cards.