Monday, October 12, 2009

Back in the Day


The great thing about the internet (and sometimes the not so great thing...) is that people from your past can track you down. One of my German teachers from UEA just sent me an email from Austria with a picture attached from the last few weeks of my time there in the summer of 1985. She thinks it was at a party at the house of our history professor, Richard Evans (yes, THAT Richard Evans).

I don't know who that handsome young man is on the left, but he could have been auditioning for Spandau Ballet. The less said about the tight jeans, the better :).

UPDATE: The others in the picture are Nick Williams, Gary McAllen (last heard of living in Bavaria) and Steve West. Anyone know where the other two are now?

11 comments:

andrew k said...

Iain - you are wearing a Conservative Party tie !

The Lakelander said...

Yes...Iain "The Mullet" Dale has a certain ring to it...

Francois Smith said...

I hope you didn't bulge like that when you met Maggie Thatcher!!!

Anonymous said...

I thought the one on the left was George Osborne!

Very Bullingdon without the uniformes.

Quietzapple said...

Chameleon's college photo reputedly went for £500,000 to reduce his prospect of ridicule in the company of Johnson B I believe, or was it Osborne . . . ?

. . . so best you hide this away safelyagainst the time when you lead the 19th Tory Opposition is a row circa 20034 Iain . . .

fyoc said...

At least you weren't wearing those horrible Duchamp ties then....

Andreas Paterson said...

I know a Nick Williams in the Norwich Labour party, could be a possibility.

Not a sheep said...

Scarily tight jeans Iain...

Not a sheep said...

Quietzapple: To achieve that feat, Iain would have to live another 18025 years - it seems unlikely.

Stronghold Barricades said...

Dare I suggest that you're too far from the piano

trevorsden said...

The photo stands as a warning to us all on the perils of good living!! :-)