Monday, 24th December, 1866

The day tolerably good. Bill left for Court about eleven on Fannie. Liv and Hardie went up in the buggy sometime after, took a snack first. Made ginger cakes, jumbles and a very pretty pound cake today. Pigeo and Nan assisted me. Little Mollie is quite useful too in the way of carrying errands and receiving visitors when the rest are not ready to meet them. Hardie returned alone in the buggy. Liv went with his Uncle Edmund’s boys home, to an egg nog I believe.