Well the sun came up after a long rest and showed us what we have been missing. It has been a long 105 days and it does change everyone’s outlook for the next few months. The major science work for me has started again, most of the experiments have a reference to light in one way or another and the quicker chemistry occurs in the spring and summer times. There has been the raising of the handrails to the caslab but whereas before there was the stars to guide me to and from work now there is daylight. Each day provides more daylight, although you have to be aware that it is still as cold and windy as before. At the moment we have about 6 hours of daylight and we are still able to get the moon and stars. We are lucky.
Sun up, the raising of the flag as opposed to sundown were we take the flag down or rather the oldest person on base takes it down. This time of sun up the youngest person on base hoists it up. In this case it was Jim ‘the chippy’ at 22, I was close but not close enough……
Sun up party, cocktails and colourful shirts come out….snow volleyball was played at –40, it didn’t last very long but an orange ball was used which was a good start
As the sun comes out Jules has a little fall and manages to fracture his ankle. The doc and dave are ready to put it all in plaster and jules now has to be dragged by pulk and walk around on crutches each day. At least he gets 5 star dinner treatment.
More birthdays in August. This time it was Kirsty’s and she decided to have an action theme…another time for me to get out the make-up, maybe there is something in this. The ideas ranged from lara croft to james bond. Who was i?
richard-stuntman, tom-gladiator, kirsty-lara croft, jim-indiana jones, pete-biggles, tamsin-power ranger, dave-hans solo, mark-col. jack o'neill, dean-james bond, andy-rocky, jules-the ugly one from the good,bad and ugly.