Month: March 2020

Even beards need to stay safe too

By Ayyaz “The Bearded Captain” Malik

Hello and greetings my bearded beloved’s, good afternoon. As we are insolation season, I will make sure that I address you, my soldiers in this time.

A lot of you, might be fighting boredom, and other dom’s – maybe stardom, but as you are not as magnificent as The Captain, that’s unlikely.

I am very flattered of course, but there have been two tales of when your captain has been stopped twice, due to his face trophy – his beard.

Once in Wakefield West Yorkshire, the other in Small Heath Birmingham. The occasion in Birmingham gave me great joy as on this occasion I was stopped due to being recognized as The Bearded Captain.
Yes, this tale will be told to the kids and grandkids … can you blame me? Gloating aside, gleaming aside I want to talk about the issue at hand. This issue is an important one.

For the die-hard fans of this blog amongst you, I know you’re in your masses, then you will remember a blog post where I stated that even The Captain can get man flu as well as other bearded men.

This blog post is essentially about that, but it’s just reminding you brothers, that stay safe and weary in these times. I know you have Herculean faces brothers, but in this pandemic of Covid 19, please follow the guidelines that your government has set.

I can’t do this post, without mentioning the tragic bearded news that some of our bearded brothers have been lost in the battle of covid 19. There are beards who, in the fight against this pandemic are giving up their time and facial hair to help our elderly and vulnerable.

The Captain gives those now beardless men and the women a fully-fledged bearded salute and running socially distanced bro hug. A mention to my brothers, thanks for helping the ill and affected, I know it must be hard to remove your face diamonds from your face.

Looking like your barely older enough to have left school, never mind have a fully-fledged full-time job, what these male nurses, in this case, are doing is of course admirable.

Some nurses are working close to 15 hours a day, without some time off in site. My beards, just because you are still bearded where some might not be, just please stay safe and take care.

You are superheroes, yes, but just like Superman and Batman, they can get hurt and feel pain. My brothers so can you, stay safe …. and look after yourselves and your beards!

It’s over and out from The Bearded Captain , peace.

An amusing story to make you smile during covid 19

By Ayyaz “The Bearded Captain” Malik

Hello and good greetings from The Bearded Captain. Good afternoon my bearded soldiers, I pray we are well, in the middle of maintaining our beards and in these unprecedented times, looking after our health.

Just like in other addresses, I will again use this chance, to express my thanks to NHS staff, from Dr’s, nurses and to other staff who work for the health service. Thank you for your efforts to look after the old and vulnerable where at times you can’t look after your own old and vulnerable.

My beloved’s I reach out to you today because I want to tell a story. I hope this tale brings a smile to your face. As I type this out, it brings a wry smile to my face just thinking about it.

The story is a short one, but yeah anyway. One morning, after waking up and having my bearded breakfast (two eggs, two toast with no butter and a glass of orange juice), I decided to check the post.

Now, as you know the post usually consists of bills and “junk” (but unfortunately no blank cheques). In the case of this story, it would be “junk mail” that came in the post I want to talk about.

What came in the post, was a little leaflet from Harry’s. Yes, that’s right Harry’s the shaving guys who make themselves out to be so ethical people.
But are the same people who promote the cutting of your face and to go out against father nature in this instant and shave their beards (you see what I did there, I got your back guys).

Whoever was on their marketing team and thought this was a good idea to send a leaflet to the house which has three fully bearded men in there is hilarious.

Maybe, they were trying to encourage The Captain to shave his head all those months before he eventually started using a razor to shave his head, who knows.

One thing I do know, when I saw the leaflet, it really made me laugh. Telling this story, I thought it could make you laugh too.

A guide to survive in isolation

By Ayyaz Malik (The Bearded Captain, leader of all beards)

It’s a strange world we live in. Not as strange though as the times we are currently living in. We are in the 21st century of course, but currently, we are living something of a life which looks familiar to Yester century (this is now a thing). 

Hello and greetings from your bearded captain. On this blog, you would have seen me write more in recent times in the form of the sports buff, the sports aficionado on sports from football to WWE. 

A lot has changed for your captain and a lot has changed in the world we live in, since my last bearded captain blog post, I am doing vlogging about my beard, you can find me here;  https://www.smartlightpeople.com/uploader/ayyazmalik86gmail-com/    

Of course, I am also on youtube, with the aim to spread the message of beard far and wide. My bearded soldiers, my bearded brothers we are in times, that we hope that we don’t have to face again, the time of the coronavirus. 

This pandemic, has sadly taken lives many lives, and it will look to take many more – but it’s also taken beard lives too. Lives matter, beard lives matter but on a serious note perspective here is needed. A big mention must go to the NHS (or national health service for my friends abroad).

Despite some of the men having to be clean-shaven (for health/hygiene reasons) these men and women are at the forefront helping our uncle’s, auntie’s, mum’s, dads and grandparents alike. 

A salute goes to them ‘men’ and women, (yes you read that right, but it’s the one and only time). They are (some of them) are caring for the elderly, (not all corona patients are elderly) This is of course a bearded trait an important one at that too. In their line of profession, the medical professional’s have deemed it necessary to remove beards. 

I would hope it’s all part of a conspiracy theory, but in these times the need to stay safe is most important above all else. Those clean-shaven men are looking after those who could be our loved ones. 

In certain cases, they can’t come back home and see their loved ones due to taking safe distancing measures. So, in a nutshell, my beards, this blog post was just me saying, I am still here. 

Over this isolation period, I The Bearded Captain will be looking to keep you lovely souls entertained. That will be through my TikTok videos and also my blog series, as well as the vlog updates on smart light people. 

Also, hoping you are able to sit in your garden, and sit out there and take in the good weather, hopefully this will be an option. Read my blog posts and other brilliant blog posts is another option.

Guys, this isolation will no doubt be challenging, but maybe read a book, watch a boxset, find some indoor exercises to do – these are just some things that you can do to keep yourself occupied.

My beards, you can make sure you keep your beard nice and soft in this period too. Whatever you do brothers, being bored should not be one of those things!