Not too much to report this week. We've all slipped into our winter routines with hard work through the day and regular social activities through the week.
Yoga is still going strong, with three sessions a week and a regular crowd of four or five dragging themselves out of bed for the 6:00am classes.
The gym is being hit hard for those keen to make an impact in the ‘biggest loser (or gainer)' competition, or just to generally balance out the great food we're served up each day by Dom.
We have a big turn out in the Odeon each Wednesday night for our recap of the entire seven seasons of Game of Thrones; with three episodes a week we're already well into season II.
And, we mark the passage of time with our fortnightly formal dinners.
This Saturday saw a beautiful meal prepared by Dom, with a hot smoked salmon salad (lovely herbs provided from hydroponics); lamb rack with pumpkin puree, fondant potatoes, greens, and mint sauce; and a delicious crème brule with a perfectly crusty top. We all feel very spoilt, and enjoyed the time sitting down together to a big family meal.
Work is still punctuated with training. The last of the Hägglunds driver training completed last Friday (even with a hagg breakdown, they still passed!) and the Search and Rescue technical training completed Tuesday/Wednesday.
First responder medical training was also undertaken as the first of our round-robin continuation training which will now be held most Friday afternoons. (It was very amusing to experience some of the acting skills of our trauma ‘patients’ as we arrived on the scene of a horrific hägglunds accident. is smothering a patient to stop the whining a form of triage?)
I hope you enjoy Shane’s crazy assertions below regarding our mechanical team (his grand delusions will be checked out by the doc in our next monthly medical!), and if you're like me (a bit of a weather geek) I think you'll love George’s explanation of the weather balloons.
'til next week.
Rebecca (Casey SL).