Shaving for charity
I've been planning on doing this for ages - since last November, in fact, when I realised it was a year since my last hair cut. Actually organising it, though, took ages. On the one hand, I managed to miss out on completely freezing my head, which I guess is a good thing, but on the other, if I don't get things going soon, I'm going to end up with sunburn instead.
Plus, I have to confess, when I saw the artist's impressions of what I may end up looking like, there was very nearly a failure of nerve.
I had been going to have a gallery here of the people I've been accused - pre-shave - of looking like: Iain (M) Banks (when I was thinner), Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Ricky Tomlinson, Gerry Adams, and - once - "either Peter Jackson or Charlie Stross". But not only was I getting too distracted looking for the pictures, I was also beginning to wonder about "after" lookalikes - which was definitely getting silly!
© Steve Glover for fell-services.co.uk, 2005