Thursday, 29 September 2011

Beard No More :o(

It's gone. But not without putting up a darn good fight first!

Thought I may just get away with  a Goatee, but that didn't impress Mrs RT!

The 'Mexican' didn't cut it either.

Or a plain moustache. So I gave it one more try:

Well, I couldn't get away with the Charlie Chaplin either.

So it just has to be:

Plain old RT. Well.....there you go!

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

The Beard has to go!

Just when it was growing on me, too! 'Er indoors gave me a definitive 'NO' has to go. Preferably before I get home, but otherwise it's 'clippers' for the beard and a very thorough wet-shave before I get so much as a hug.

So, let's have one last look at it in all it's salt 'n' pepper glory:

Now, personally I think it looks rather distinguished, in a polar explorer kind of way. But hey ho....she's the Boss! And trust me, Hell hath no fury like a grouchy Mrs RT.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Latest News

I am returning to the UK on September 30th! Woo-hoo! Can't wait!

Shall we have a beard-update? Yes, methinks we shall. 6 days on from the last one. Getting quite furry now :o)

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

By Popular Request

Well, Pod and Bronze seem keen on seeing an RT with a beard, at any rate! Although not up to the late, great Jack Hargreaves's example, or even the flowing whiskers formerly attached to Rob54, the beard is underway. Another month stuck out here and it may even getting there!

Adds a whole new dimension to 'prickly heat' out here! A fair few 'whiteys' though....must be knocking on in years.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Not much to report

I'm in the Middle East right now, so not much progress on the Tour to report. Currently in Doha, Qatar but I did have to pop over to the Abu Dhabi office on Wednesday and help out on a job so decided to spend the weekend there. The drinking's better for starters!

Thursday night, Abu Dhabi. Friday night, Dubai. Fingers crossed, Astrid will start when I get back. A couple of weeks is fine, but she's slow turning over. After two months in Singapore last year, she was in need of much TLC with the battery charger and jump-leads.

Back at the Toolshed, another chicken has gone to the great Coop in The Sky. Poor old Henrietta fell off her perch, so to speak. That's both my 'girls' gone now. Still have the banties, Omelette and Rosemary who I hope are in good fettle and looking after the recent new arrival Fifi-Taloulah, a rather fancy-looking French Maran.