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January 7th, 2012

Christmas day. Travellers hostel in Austin, Texas. Unable to sit on his hands, Ken volunteers to help prepare dinner for fellow guests. Alas, an extraction fan louder than a 747 taking off makes the sound a bit dodgy in places, but that’s not as bad as his contribution to the proceedings – stuffing balls – or his efforts at carving the turkey….

[With a big thanks to local volunteers Susan, Jen, Kelly and Alan, and fellow resident and cyclist Francis]



Festive spirits

December 22nd, 2011


Said I’d be delighted to lend a hand. But had my boundaries. No dressing up as an elf, green not my colour. And definitely no fairies. Being snowbound in Silver City had its positives, the delay meaning I’d be in a hostel in Austin, Texas, for Christmas.

The hostel was laying on a Christmas dinner and I’d offered to help. Infinitely better than the alternatives. Instant mash and dog food – my own euphemism for anything in a tin – in the tent. Or microwave meal-for-one in a cheap motel.



Phil and Ken’s Christmas Message

December 25th, 2010

Christmas dinner from Ken Roberts on Vimeo.

Ken, and fellow Brit Phil, prepare a traditional English Christmas Dinner. Hong Kong style. And the story of Ken’s, and trusty steed Emma, entry into the former British Colony? That follows tomorrow evening. Even if, like "The Titanic", you’ve a good idea how it ends…!

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