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

Thunderbird 1

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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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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