Friday, 24 December 2010

A Very Merry Christmas To You

Does Scotland Look Like This Yet?
Just a quick post to wish everyone a Very Happy Christmas. Hope you all have a great day. Everyone on the base (apart from the Chefs!) have been given Christmas and Boxing Day off. There is to be a formal 5 course meal at 4pm we are up to our eyes in prep.

On another note I have received the following information from Cambridge about BAS in the media over the festive period:

The Sun – Boxing Day (no need to buy - should be on their website!)
Following on from the big recruitment drive for the ‘coolest jobs in the world’ in 2009, there’s an update on Halley plumber Mark Green, Bird Island generator mechanic Paul Craske and Halley chef Ant Dubber.

27 December – BBC Radio 4 – Plumbers and Penguins which has been highlighted in Radio Times as ‘pick of the day’
In the summer of 2009, British Antarctic Survey very publicly recruited 43 plumbers, carpenters, mechanics, electricians, chefs and doctors to spend 18 months working on their most southerly research stations – promising “the most exhilarating experience of a lifetime”. Every media outlet covered the recruitment campaign. Now, for the first time, we track what actually happened to some of the new recruits. 'Plumbers and Penguins’, produced by BBC broadcaster Chris Eldon Lee follows the extraordinary journey undertaken by Mark Green, a 48-year-old plumber from Bristol, and Claire Lehman, a 30-year-old GP from Wiltshire, as they spend 18 months working for the British Antarctic Survey in some of the most inhospitable conditions on Earth. In temperatures of -50°C, Mark and Claire have to adapt their current skills and learn new ones in order to help keep their research stations going, which can mean anything from refuelling aircraft to baking Christmas cakes for Antarctica’s research teams. The programme can be heard on BBC Radio 4 on Monday 27 December 2010 at 11.02am and will be available on the BBC iPlayer for the following seven days.


  1. what a fab. photo,hope your xmas wasn't all work and no play.
    have a happy new year.

  2. happy birthday have a good one