Also got offered a job today. I had decided that I was not going to come to Stanley and work for the winter this year but I do like the kerching of pennies going into my bank account. The job is only for 3 months from the beginning of May until the end of July. This is very tempting because we will have finished all the sheep work on the islands but it would still give me time to do some decorating in the George and Speedwell houses before I came in. I would also have August/September to work on the houses before the sheep work starts in earnest next season. Tempted, very tempted. The job this year would be with FIC the same company that I have worked for in the winter for the last 4 years or so. My job this winter would include putting newly received stock onto the computer, opening new stock, some stock taking and I guess general office duties. At the moment I am waiting to hear back about the wage and I will then make a decision on whether to take the job or not.
23rd March and still in Stanley. Still not doing anything in particular. Christopher has been a bit busier. A brake pipe went on my Mitsubishi so he changed that this morning so that I could take my mother out this afternoon. He also changed the headlights on the Strada. The reflectors were all rusty and they were just not putting enough light out. The Strada is not really used in Stanley but with the days now getting shorter we are either leaving Stanley in the dark or arriving in Stanley in the dark so something had to be done about them. All the groceries are now packed up and the rucksacks are ready so we will be out of here early tomorrow.
Left Stanley at 7am and arrived on Speedwell at midday. A crappy sort of day no wind but horribly drizzly and damp. We both took the rest of the day off.
|Gentoo Penguins with chicks and King Cormorants with chicks|
|The sea crate.|
|Christopher demonstrating the swinging fence in the sea crate.|
Finally for today. Prince William has been and gone. It was great having the prince in the Falklands. Although he didn't do any official appearances a lot of people did get to meet him. He visited the shops and even had an evening out in the pubs in Stanley.