The beard is gone

A couple of weeks ago, I posted here that I was going to participate in the World’s Greatest Shave and lose my beard to raise money.

Well as promised in that post, here is the follow-up.

Yesterday (Saturday, March 14), I went down to Westfield where the local ‘Shave event’ was being held. Before I registered at the shavers table, Mel made sure to get a ‘Before’ photo for reference.


Then it was off to be seated while I wait for my turn, and watch the other participants get coloured and shaved.


Suddenly I was up in the chair, where Ash from RebelFM asked a few questions.


I can’t remember what the hairdresser said here, but I’m sure it was very funny.


How do I look with a dirty big moustache?


Ash tries to convince me to ‘take off the top’ too. I told him the amount of trauma I was going through losing the beard was enough for one day.


The moustache has to go, maybe another time…


Mentally preparing myself for looking in the mirror.
(Remember at this point, unlike you, I have not seen myself yet.)


And it’s done!
Here’s me pulling an ugly face for the camera/s


Next stop was to the Barber, to get the top half cleaned up a little bit.


Whoah! Where’d my hair go?

Oh well, it’ll grow back.

So I guess you want to see a before and after shot huh?

Ok then…




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PPS. All photography by Mel Lawrence Photography

PPS. The scratch on my neck is from wrestling with Oakey (our puppy). No need to call anyone.

I’m shaving my beard for a cure!

Just over 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with AML Leukaemia.
Long story short, after 9 months in hospital, I walked out the front door to go home.
Unfortunately, not many people get that opportunity.

Today 31 people will get the news they have blood cancer.

According to Facebook, the last time I came close to shaving was about 3 years ago, and the beard has become quite attached since then. (Yep, I see what I did there), but there are more important things than a 3 year old chin-wig.

The money you give helps the Leukaemia Foundation to provide emotional and practical support to those facing blood cancer free of charge. The money will also help to fund research into better treatments and cures for blood cancer.

March 14 2015 will be the day that my adams-apple sees light again, and don’t worry, there will be photos!!

To Donate:

Here’s a collection of semi-current bearded selfies for reference…

And here’s a projection of what I will look like after the shave:



Update: The beard is gone.

Getting to know the guys behind the stuff

I listen to a lot of podcasts. Right now my Stitcher app tells me that I’ve listened to 184 hours over 1,830 episodes since Nov 2012. That’s not including the ones I listen to the web or through iTunes. I just find podcasts to be one of the best ways that I personally take in information.

I listen to entrepreneurial podcasts like The Smart Passive Income with Patt Flynn, and Entrepreneur On Fire with John Lee Dumas.

I listen to WordPress specific podcasts such as Your Website Engineer with Dustin Hartzler, and WP Elevation with Troy Dean.

But over the last week I have listened to two different podcasts: Continue reading Getting to know the guys behind the stuff