Lifestyle

Movember. Final thoughts

That’s it then. Another Movember gone and more funds raised to change the face of men’s health so what have I learnt? Moustaches went out of fashion at some point in the 80’s. In the present day there is something dangerous, even malevolent about them. After the strange ‘is he doing Movember?’ glances during the first two weeks and the ‘he is yknow’ stares for the final two weeks it’s been a strange month. People really find moustaches a little odd.

Apparently I suit a moustache. Several friends and family commented that it didn’t look out of place. My hometown newspaper, The Sentinel, asked for photos on Twitter and mine appeared as the lead photo on the gallery on their website. Nice. Then I received a mention on December 1st to say that I’d won their competition (I have no idea who voted but thanks) and I’ve won a wet shave and a shaving giftset.

The fact is I was constantly aware of its presence like a huge spot and would spend several minutes in thought gently strokīng it. Come the morning of December 1st I could not wait to shave it off, save for a couple of Charlie Chaplin poses that will never see the light of day.

In the space of a month I can go from looking like I’ve missed my top lip on a morning shave,

Missed my top lip while shaving

Missed my top lip while shaving

To a prickly caterpillar

The Prickly Caterpillar Stage

The Prickly Caterpillar Stage

To Charles Bronson

The Charles Bronson Stage

The Charles Bronson Stage

To a serial killer

The Serial Killer Stage

The Serial Killer Stage

To one of the Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven Stage

The Magnificent Seven Stage

To a full on Handlebar

The Trucker Stage

The Handlebar Stage

To a Trucker

The Trucker Stage

The Trucker Stage

To a South American despot

The South American Despot

The South American Despot

If you would still like to donate then feel free at uk.movember.com/mospace/3678097

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