The winter beard experiment: August 14th, 2013. A very important date for Rob and Jules, as this was the date they took their photos for their new British passports. It also happened to be the last day that Rob shaved his face, until now…
9 months of facial hair growing, with just a little trimming to the sideburns and top lip to keep it under control. A big, ginger beard with flecks of blond and auburn and brown and white, almost like an autumn forest. It grew over 8 inches long, but strangely stopped growing in the depths of the cold winter only to be rejuvenated in Spring.
Care had to be taken not to catch things in it (like small children) with Julie always on the look out during a meal. And on magic powder days it would collect snow to form the mighty Captain Snowbeard and protect Rob’s face from the elements.
It was certainly a head turner causing awe and shock in equal measures, whilst the little children (and Julie) just loved to pull it.
But alas, Summer is nearly upon us, and the winter beard experiment has come to a (very warm) conclusion.
So long Captain Snowbeard. You will be missed. But one thing is for certain. As sure as the sun rises every day, Rob’s face will continue to grow hair.
(We put together a small movie of the beard removal. Special thanks to Addy B for the photo montage)