Halley Diary — September 2003

30 September, 2003 Halley

Spring by Robert Shortman, Base Plumber

Hello to all!

This month has been the start of the post winter trips so everybody is getting ready to get away from base and spend ten day camping in the field and exploring, the second of these trips has just left.

The base had quite a bit of work done this month with Pat Mc Goldrick, our base commander/winter carpenter, building for all the storage areas, me (Robert Shortman, winter plumber, installing the washing machines and dryers in their new stack position of the improved laundry layout and Alan Thomas, the base electrician, wiring everything up.

There have been two birthdays this month with Mark Stewart on the 3rd of September and me on the 10th of September.

I decide to have an Austrian meal for my birthday, which was lovingly prepared by the chef Craig Nicholson.

The main party event this month was stars in your eyes night, where everybody came as their favourite star. There was a great turn out with nine people taking part in the dressing up. Here is a list of what they were dressed as:

Robert-snoop dogg, Tommo-Jake, blues brother 1, Graeme-Elwood, blues brother 2, Mark M-Eminem, Elaine-Madonna, Annette-Sporty Spice, Toddy-Clint Eastwood, Pat-Bruce Lee, Gavin-The Northern Hemisphere

We also had a barbeque at the start of the month, the second one this winter.

Although it was only August when we first saw the sun, we’re already running out of darkness. For those of us heading north it’s our last chance to see auroras. With the Spring also the Emperor penguin chicks have hatched down at the coast. Gavin and Annette went down there for the weekend a couple of weeks ago; to see pictures of them click here or on the picture below.

And to finish off….

A big Hello to Mum and dad, Tim, Luke, Amy and all my friends.

And not forgetting happy birthday Katie lots of Love Daddy xxx

Handing the monthly baton over to Craig for next month’s web page.