Wednesday, 30th January, 1867

The weather intensely cold. I made a pair of pants this morning. Didn’t go down to breakfast, felt rather indisposed. About 12 I had some coffee made and enjoyed a snack with Pigeo and Nan very much. After having some few starched things ironed by Nan and myself, did some little repairs to Hardie’s overcoat before he and Bill started to the C. H. Both walked, it was so cold. Returned to supper. Nan and Pigeo together had just prepared a bountiful one. We only have two regularly cooked meals a day. All take a snack whenever they like, i.e. we take ours and the boys just when they are in place.