As always the weeks before you leave base end up being a little manic. Packing, finishing off jobs and having a night or two with the other base members in the bar normally fill the time up. I’ve been home a couple of months now (so yes, this post is massively overdue) and doing DIY on the house and getting various real world personal admin jobs done takes up a frustrating amount of time. Personal admin included exciting things like – first aid courses, changing addresss with banks, revalidating commercial endorsements for my boating certs, TV licences etc. Basically all the stuff you don’t need to think about when you are south. And people ask why I like it so much?!
Surprise, surprise – I’m currently back on South Georgia. Only for a seven week period as part of the South Georgia Heritage Trust Habitat Restoration team – basically we are looking for rats. I should have a blog post or two out before Christmas to explain more.