Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Chairman Bill through the ages

Chairman Bill through the ages (click to enlarge).

So, what do we have here? I'll proceed from right to left and top to bottom (just in case you're Muslim, Chinese or Japanese).

  1. Christening in Rotterdam, age around 3 months (possibly). Cameras were newfangled devices in those days.
  2. Must be just over a year old, or 13 months in metric.
  3. Not sure, but possibly 5 or 6 years of age.
  4. Definitely 16, just after leaving school. I cut off the board with a number under the photo, which was my seaman's ID number for my UK MN Discharge Book - made me look like a criminal.
  5. Probably about 25. Believe it or not I was a babe magnet then, much to my annoyance (NOT).
  6. Hay calls this one my angry fisherman photo. Just got back from a rather long trip and wasn't best pleased.
  7. Age 28 - when I got my master mariner's certificate.
  8. Roughly 35, just as I was going through my 1st divorce. I call it my Carl Wilson phase.
  9. 38 years old - at my 2nd wedding.
  10. Oh, must be around 42 and getting the same around the waist (started putting a bit of pork on). Was visiting my old school at llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Anglesely.
  11. The official company PR shot. Probably around 43 or 44.
  12. Around the same period as 11 above, with daughters No.1 and No.2.
  13. 48 and just before my 2nd divorce.
  14. Age 50 aboard the boat, just after the 2nd divorce.
  15. Again around 50, done up like a dog's dinner for a school reunion in York.
  16. 51, in the wheelhouse of my boat (still haven't sold the damned thing).
  17. A couple of years ago. Hay took this one - it's her favourite.
On reflection, I've focused too much on the 48-52 era.

Now for the surprise - if you're a blogger then you're tagged and have to produce your own through-the-ages montages - if you dare.

PS - did you notice how llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch was truncated by Blogger above? Not enough space on the line.

PPS - Hay went for an MRI scan yesterday, but more on that at a later date.


  1. I definitely do not have the courage.

  2. Belle: Ik ben geen dier - maar.....

    Cassidy: Go on, you know you must.

  3. Foreign language comments?? No way man...

  4. wow! Amazing! I'm not sure I'm that courageous...but then you still look great!!
    yeah, and what's with the private comments you two?!!

  5. Braja: She started it!

    Roshni: You're too kind.

  6. It reminds me of the the story of the Irishman who went for a job interview. 'How many A levels do you have?' asked the HR man (for you CB)
    24 said the Irishman
    'Don't be ridiculous man!' said Mr HR
    'You started it!' said the Irishman.

  7. Good to be able to visit your blog - for the last three days when I click on your site it freezes Firefox and I was dying to see the shoes!
    So Hay is with a 'third time lucky' man? Me too - hope you and the New Husband appreciate that (I am definitely the bestest of the three!!).

  8. Dragon: Strange. I use Firefox and had no such problems. May have had summat to do with all the images.

  9. It's all sitting in an attic in a house in the East End (and the tenants bite). That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

  10. Goede morge - That's as good as my Dutch gets...

    You, on the other hand, Sir, just improve like a great red wine! Such a wonderful set of pics, and I am not clever enough to do it, but it was a pleasure to read...

    Best of luck to Hay viz the MRI, never an easy scan to undergo...