… with this photo of me sporting a new-look haircut/beard-trim, short and severe, which I publicised on Thursday (July 9, search News at Ten), but, I like it, especially when a friend tells me I look younger (compare with existing portrait of my ugly mug on top of each Column page). Another friend (a bubble!) took the snap yesterday and I circulated it privately, so many apologies to chums who have already seen it. Hopefully not self-indulgent on my part, just me being whimsical, a picture-postcard preserving how I look at the mo (fifty shades of Dorian Gray) before hairy growth takes over again (the beard was a jungle, with plenty of room for a giraffe to hide in) and I need to book the hairdresser again. Soon, I expect! All the best from Crew Cut Col.