January 1st – 6th
A New Year is seen in with a fancy dress dance, but times are hard and the outlook is very gloomy for the struggling farmers.
January 7th – 15th
The dry season is at its height. A house clearance provides a surprise, and the mail brings wedding news.
January 16th – 23rd
Invasion by safari ants, a new disease in the coffee and an amusing answer to their advert looking for a home for the pet monkeys. Everyone seems to be living on credit.
January 24th – 31st
Pavlova’s death is noted, and raises comments about the mundane level of their lives.