Since 2011, I have been spending November to April each year working for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands, Antarctica. I work as a Zoological Field Assistant on the penguin and seal long-term monitoring programme. Before this, I spent 2.5 years on the sub-Antarctic island of Bird Island, South Georgia, in the South Atlantic.

This blog gives readers an insight into my day-to-day life in the Antarctic, from my first trip south in 2008 to the present day.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

October Christmas Party.

I've been asked several times why I've stopped updating my Blog. This is because I've moved into a new house in Cambridge that doesn't have the internet so I only have access to update it at work when I'm meant to be working! Once i get there (November) it will be updated far more regularly!

However, I've done all sorts of interesting training courses (including dentistry and paramedics) in the last couple of months so will write all about them in the next few weeks.

This weekend I went home for Christmas. As I won't be around for proper Christmas, we decided to have Christmas early. We had a great evening on Saturday with 19 family members arriving late afternoon for Christmas tea and the evening. The Christmas decorations and exchange of Christmas cards made it seem very Christmassy! It was a great evening and I think everyone enjoyed it. It was particularly nice to see everyone as I've not seen some people for quite a while.

On Sunday, Katie&Alistair, Mum&Dad and myself had a day out, then had Christmas dinner for tea. I had to leave on Sunday night to get back to Cambridge for a Home Office course of Animal ethics on Monday morning.

4 weeks to go!!!!! :)