Well everything is starting to melt now as we kiss goodbye to the winter season, the Seals have started to give birth and Antarctica is coming back to life!
We are currently under the hole in the O-Zone layer so have to put sun block on as a matter of course every morning and wear our shades outside as it gets pretty blinding when the sun bounces off the snow. I have just over a month to go here now which just seems unbeleivable as it seemed like it would never come to an end, especialy during those dark and miserable days of the winter! I have no doubt I'll miss the quietness and clean crisp air but am looking forward to seeing different faces again as it starts to wear a bit thin when you see the same 20 people everyday for so many months! The atmosphere is so dry here that my skin has suffered and is extremely dry and the lack of sun in the winter means the body doesn't produce Melatonin (the protective oily stuff that makes up the top layer of skin) but that will get back to normal when I get back I'm told. We have had no fresh fruit or veg for the last 6 months and I can't tell you how much that is missed by everyone but I'm sure if you could get a market stall down here you'd make an absolute killing!
I'll be seeing you all very soon so bye for now,