Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I spent the last few weeks trying to grow a beard, just as an experiment. I never intended to keep it. Apparently in order to get a clear idea of what ones beard will look like you need to stop shaving for 4 to 6 weeks. I made it to about 3 weeks.

I did think that after 2 weeks the itching and general annoyance would ease and I would have some idea of what the beard would look like. However yesterday the itching was back, though I think it was more of a case that my beard was now long enough to tickle. Plus for some weird reason the hairs on my beard were growing straight out and even upwards instead of down like I would have expected. This meant I looked like a crazy homeless man with fleas who had just returned from a trip to the South Pole with Earnest Shackleton.

Enough was enough and the razor came out last night. Ahh, the blessed relief. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't make it to the 6 weeks but perhaps I'll try again some time when I don't have to go out in public for a month and a half.

Update: Here you go


Nicola said...

Ah but did you take a photo to show the rest of us what it looked like? :)

Declan said...

Yes, I might publish them later :-) They are on my camera but in Raw so I cant access them in work.

Ceiridwen said...

Yup - show the photos, I say!