44. Explaining Rocket Science 101 to my unwanted and uninvited cousin Ed

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Mention prostate cancer to a man and generally the first thought that comes into his head is his tackle. Not cancer or death but what is it going to do with his tackle. I get it, I really do. Overnight I had gone from, as the French would say, ‘Le Magnifique’ to the post surgery and depressing ‘Minuscule et idiot’. Or in keeping to our title theme I had gone from the majestic, powerful command centre they call Thunderbird One to a broken version of the silly, stubby aquatic little Thunderbird Four.

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43. Second chances might only come around once – Part 2

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For those of you that enjoyed telling me how funny Dennis is, I am sad to announce that this is the final part of his story.

Boo hoo!

I told him of his new found fame and he quite enjoyed it. I walked away with him chuckling and smiling. Alas, he does not have a blog so there is nowhere I can direct you to. Not hating or anything. You are back with me again from next week. Hoorah! I hear and feel the chant. Well hopefully somewhere. Back to Dennis….Read More »

42. Second chances might only come around once – Part 1

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I have known of Dennis for years. We have never worked together but he is a bit of a chip off the old block. He is actually quite funny but I’m funnier. He is the Brad Pitt to my Denzel, only he is richer but I am prettier. He is 6 foot tall and some change – and I’m going to wisely leave it there.

He is not going to tell a penguin that thinks it’s a cat that it’s a cat. What he might do instead is say “OK then let’s see you climb that wall then” and pull up a chair, with some popcorn, and sit back and watch. I never knew he had prostrate cancer until he approached me after the PC talk I did at work. I thought he might not be ready to share his story when I tentatively asked him if he was interested. He replied when do you need it by. Over to you Dennis….Read More »

41. Did the panel save me a parachute

funny-aeroplane-quotes-4The lovely but frugal (“they don’t do tea in the nice shiny coffee shop over there but there is hot water in the bathroom tap”) and neurotic video director, Sarah, from 39. Lights, Camera and Action. What would Denzel do with my week had recommended me to the Event Director of a group called “King’s Takes on Cancer“ (KTOC). They wanted me to do a talk as part as a three person panel…..

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