Wednesday 5th December 1917

It was a very hot day.  Wind still blowing from the E.   Willie and Dave were hauling out their wood.

I planted 2 Zinnias near the front gate.  Wrote a letter to Mr Wallace and posted it in the afternoon , while at the village heard that the steamer was not going to leave Auckland until 1 pm.  Willie went down after tea to get the bread, meat and mail.  Willie Dunning came in the evening to bring me 2 boxes strawberries & a newspaper.