I haven’t shaved for around three weeks, my beard acts like an extra layer of protection against the cold, alongside my tube scarf and tuque. I’m not the only guy to be doing this, and I now fit in quite well at the political philosophy discussion group. Marxists eh.

beardy dude

I had a super-short haircut over summer, which was useful because it was very hot when I arrived. Since then I’ve let my hair grow long, allowing it to act as a ‘second hat’. It’s much harder to maintain than short hair, it’s thick and it quickly forms matted clumps, not to mention how long it takes to clean and dry.

So year, I’m gradually turning into a wookie out here.