You may well know me from narrating Thomas The Tank Engine or being the drummer in the band Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.
I used to be known as Ringo, but I do not like that anymore, so please refrain from calling me that as a mouth full of cygnet rings may offend you. Love and bloody Peace.
Doug is away at the moment, checking out acoustic bass guitars on the Isle of Sodor, so he has asked me to update his blog, so here goes.
It was a sunny day and Thomas was nursing a hangover.
Doug is in Cornwall resting and is still awaiting the effects of Chemo to kick in. So far, apart from some sudden bouts of tiredness and not having to shave as often as usual, it is pretty much ‘as you were’.
He is living in hope that maybe he will be one of the lucky ones who will not be affected that much, but the truth is, it is only 15 days since the Chemo. The test will be the 2nd Chemo which will take place next Thursday, which could knock him for six. Time will tell if he carries on this (so called) life of ease or not.
Doug has shaved off most of his locks and now sports a number 2 skinhead, awaiting the chemo to get rid of the rest of it. As he has always said, “I will decide when my hair goes, not the cancer”.
I have also been asked to mention Doug’s Just Giving page, of which all money will go to Breast Cancer Care.
On Wednesday 3rd October he will be modelling in the Breast Cancer Care fashion show; this will be his first time ever on a professional catwalk! All of the models who take part in this special event, have experienced a diagnosis of breast cancer. The Show is an amazing occasion of fashion, fundraising and inspiration.
Last year’s show raised over £380,000 and this money made a vital difference to Breast Cancer Care. The reality is that there are more than half a million people in the UK today who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and every year another 50,000 hear the news that they have the disease. Breast Cancer Care is here, providing expert information and skilled emotional and practical support when it’s needed most.
Before I go, I must stress that apart from no longer calling me Ringo, I also do not ‘DO’ autographs. To be honest, it has become a pain in the ass (as us Scouse Americans say). I have enough to do, recording my 389th album and having members of what you call the general public pestering me is not on maaaaan.
Anyway, Doug has recently had a lot more people reading his blog and has received a number of queries regarding certain subjects that readers would like to know about. Most of these have been covered in past posts, so below is an index of sorts of past posts and their subjects
Love and bloody Peace to you all (but don’t call me Richard)
An Index (of sorts)