As the nights draw in, temperatures drop and your woolly pyjamas look increasingly appealing, it means that as well as enjoying the clocks going back, seeing panellets fill the shops and experiencing the incredulous realisation that Christmas is only 10 weeks away, there is another key annual event taking place this month—and that, if you're any kind of man, is signing up for Movember.
This yearly initiative, which originated in Australia 10 years ago, invites men to put their razors away for the whole of November and grow a lovely moustache (or 'mo'). The idea is to raise awareness and funds for men's health initiatives, such as research into prostate and testicular cancer and investigation into mental health problems. Such a simple idea with such a significant objective.
If you're in Barcelona, join the Spanish Movember team here—the idea is to be clean shaven on November 1st, then let nature and your genes do their work for the next 30 days. Beards and sideburns aren't allowed; it's strictly upper-lip action only. Ask friends and family to sponsor your hirsute efforts, and go along to the end-of-month party to check out everybody else's nose-tickler results.