Moustache Monday: Week 1

Gadzooks that is some serious growth! (Disclaimer: This image may have been photoshopped…)

Today is the first of my Moustache Mondays, a series of weekly posts in which I shall keep you abreast of my Mo growing escapades in aid of raising money (and awareness) for men’s health charity Movember. So, how has it all gone so far? Would my facial-hair growing skills shame a Sasquatch? Short answer: no.

It’s day 5, and no, it hasn’t grown as quickly as the above picture will lead you to believe! Instead that is a rather good representation of what I would look like should I decide to rock the Handlebar (or Connoisseur) style of Mo. Pretty nifty, huh? I shall attempt to mock up a pic with the Trucker style Mo, as that appeared to be the most popular in this week’s Saturday Poll.

The Mo as of Day 4 (Yesterday)
The Mo as of Day 4 (Yesterday)

Yesterday (Day 4) I had a shave to tidy away the unsightly stubble that had started to sprout on my face. It feels very weird to be mostly clean-shave aside from the caterpillar-esque Mo that is lodged firmly on my top lip. Only time will tell whether this caterpillar will turn into a beautiful butterfly or an unsightly grub…

As for donations, things appear to be moving on more swimmingly. I’ve received a total of £75 worth of donations so far and Team Penhaligon’s has raised a rather impressive £325! Many thanks to all who have pledge money so far, you’ve done very good work people!

For daily updates and to make a donation to Movember please visit my Mo Space. All donations are welcome, even if it is just £1 and as Movember aims to raise money for men’s health charities, specifically in the areas of prostate and testicular cancer it would be going to a more than worthy cause. Don’t forget to select GiftAid if you are UK tax payer, so that the Taxman coughs up some cash too.

Finally, seeing as this is week 1 of Moustache Mondays I thought I would sign off by clarifying the official (and unbreakable) rules of Movember, they are as follows:

  1. Once registered at each Mo Bro must begin the 1st of Movember with a clean shaven face
  2. For the entire month of Movember each Mo Bro must grow and groom a moustache.
  3. There is to be no joining of the Mo to your sideburns. That’s considered a beard.
  4. There is to be no joining of the handlebars to your chin. That’s considered a goatee.
  5. Each Mo Bro must conduct himself like a true gentleman.

Images – my own. Movember rules via