Download e-book for kindle: Antarctica on a Plate by Alexa Thomson

By Alexa Thomson

ISBN-10: 1840244712

ISBN-13: 9781840244717

She got here. She observed. She burnt the toast. a tender lady with a stellar urban occupation yet an expanding dissatisfaction with existence, Alexa applies for the location of cook dinner with a personal corporation which organises Antarctic operations. Armed with an outdated cookbook, she makes an attempt to create three-course food without electrical energy or operating water and struggles to defrost meat within the coldest position in the world. existence in a skinny nylon tent within the corporation of scientists, explorers and eccentrics quickly starts to tackle striking dimensions. As 75-mile-an-hour winds blow and tensions upward thrust, friendships - and love - are solid during this frozen neighbourhood. Alexa Thomson has been an internet clothier for an funding financial institution and a author for She divides her time among Sydney and San Francisco

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I am spellbound by the possibilities that open up for me. No one I meet has any desire to have a mortgage and a steady career. Gradually I feel an unencumbered me begin to emerge from behind the corporate camouflage. I feel a vigour and strength that have been missing for a long time. Finally, I stop believing that life is being lived just over there. Life is here. All of us are chafing to head south. Even those who have been to Antarctica before are caught up in the last-minute plans and errands that are being carried out.

I fantasise briefly about a more competent me – someone who could arrive in Antarctica and create Martha Stewart miracles out of snow and ice – but I can’t manage it. Amelia is trying to calm me down but I am having none of it. I am sure everything will be shut but Amelia is wonderful and while I bawl out my list with the delicacy of a drill sergeant, she manages to find my most essential items and succeeds in jollying me out of my manic frame of mind. She also lets me know that she thinks I’m certifiable.

In39 39 27/09/2005 16:35:32 A NTARCTICA ON A P LATE My addled brain has a meltdown. I am overwhelmed. I don’t know what I should do, and I can feel frustrated tears creeping into the corners of my eyes. I phone Gerald. Gerald of course already knows about the food debacle. He explains the unfortunate turn of events. We had sent our food order as an attachment to the e-mail. When the e-mail arrived in Cape Town the file was opened and the only sheet that was on view was our beverage list. No one had realised the beverage list was one of many sheets on the same file.

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