Having dinner with the captain is a very formal affair. Girls have to wear skirts and boys a shirt and tie.
The only problem for me was that I didn't have any shoes, hence the silly photo. Oh well!
The James Clark Ross ship belongs to the British Antarctic Survey and they use it to take people and supplies to all their bases around Antarctica throughout the summer months.
The dinner did mean I missed the annual footy match between the 'James Clark Ross Rovers' and Rothera FC though.
I had put my name down to play but I was busy on the ship. It was probably the right decision because apparently there are more injuries from that one game than from any other activity all year!
My Newsround bosses would have been well pleased if I'd hurt myself and couldn't do any work! The game was nil-nil anyway so not exactly a corker of a match.
After dinner, Paul and I stayed-up until midnight so we could film the Antarctic landscape at night (or daylight, because remember it doesn't get dark here in the summer).
It's important to film outside at different times because the light is never the same from one minute to the next.
At midnight, the mountains go a pastel pink shade. We were dumbstruck at just how extraordinarily beautiful it looked.
I know I keep going on about the scenery, and you'd probably prefer me to tell you more about the footy, but just take it from me, Antarctica is one amazing place.
Day 9: Monday 8th December 2003
The fashion police would have arrested me this morning.
To be honest, they'd probably arrest me everyday with some of the clothes I'm wearing at the moment.
But today I have committed the particularly embarrassing crime of getting sun burnt in random places across my forehead.
I didn't pay enough attention when I applied my factor 30 sun cream yesterday!
But no one seems to notice, they all have far too busy getting the rest of the supplies off the ship.
Yesterday's human chain is back in action again today. Thousands of bars of chocolate, hundreds of boxes of toothpaste and more tins of carrots than should ever be allowed.
The new supplies means fresh fruit is back on base. I've only been here a few days and I missed fruit so those who've been here 6 months must have been desperate for an apple or a banana.
Because the ship's in, the shop is open. The ship has a shop, a ship shop, (try saying that quickly) which sells t-shirts and various goodies with Antarctic pictures on.
By the time I arrived it was packed. Loads of people were crammed in trying to find Christmas presents to send home to loved ones.
We've been invited onto the ship for dinner this evening and I have to wear a skirt. I brought one with me but I failed to pack any shoes!
So it'll be an interesting look when I turn-up wearing my snow boots and a slinky black skirt.
Maybe that should be tomorrow's photo?
Today's is of me and the British Antarctic Survey's ship - The James Clark Ross, in the back ground.
Day 8: Sunday 7th December 2003
The ship's here!
The James Clark Ross gently floated into the wharf about 3 O'clock yesterday afternoon.
It's what everyone's been waiting for as all the stuff that has run out, broken down or just been lost, can now be replaced.
Some people have been waiting months for equipment, and one just wanted to have get his hands on the new supply of mayonnaise. Apparently they ran out about 6 months ago.
But the boxes don't unload themselves and everyone's been working really hard to get them off the ship and into the right places.
Earlier I spoke to Thalia live on the phone for one of the weekend Newsround bulletins. It was really nice to talk to her - I'm constantly amazed at how easy it is to contact the UK from here.
I told Thalia, the only thing I really miss is fresh milk for my tea.
One thing that made me laugh was that yesterday seemed to be haircut day.
I'd come to the conclusion that most of them didn't bother - many of the men have long hair. Then I saw some chaps with no hair at all - they'd had it shaved off. I think I'll wait until I get back to the UK!
The photo at the top of this page is of me next to a Weddell Seal and an Adelie Penguin. The penguins are great and they don't seem to mind if you get up close. The seals are funny too. They kind of lie about on the ice all day, snoring.
Now that the ship's in I'll have a room mate so I spent time tidying-up this morning.
Let's hope I don't start talking in my sleep!