Saturday 1st January 1848
A very cold stormy day, like snow. Rose at 8.30 MA & I breakfasted at 9.30, and at 11.30 we went to town to the Market. I also went from thence to the News room but was at home by 2.30. We dined at 5.30, had tea at 6.30, & I read out the Pirate to MA till 10.30 our bed time.