Tuesday 24th November 1914

Went across to Auckland in the morning, returned to the shore for lunch and in the afternoon I went across again in the afternoon, took the Remuera car as far as St Mark’s avenue, called on Mrs Carr at Hall’s avenue but found her out. I then went to the Ellerslie Race Course to look at the gardens, which are beautiful. Walked up to Arney Road where I met Mr Spedding, and went home with him, they have a beautiful place in Bell road. Mr S. goes in for Roses and he has some beautiful ones, had tea there and a nice chat with Mr S. who is an enthusiastic gardener. I caught the 8.30pm tram at the top of Arney road and went across to the shore in the 9pm boat, rode up in the motor buss, there was a misty rain and I got a little wet. Found Charlie Ballantine & his wife at Mr Wand they were playing 500.