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No Escaping COVID-19?

No Escaping COVID-19?

It’s difficult to keep smiling in such times, but it’s certainly better to hang in there, rather than to despair. Despair isn’t going to profit anybody. At least, we must be there for others (as so many of them are there for us). I’m far from unique in that my income has shrivelled and is […]

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What’s happening?

More of a newsletter than a blog this week, but I thought I’d update you with what’s happening in the world of life-cycle ceremonies under Coronavirus. It’ll probably all be out of date by next week! Celebratory Very little to report here, I’m afraid. Some people are going for Zoom weddings, or the like. That […]

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How do I mark a Death?

You don’t need me to tell you that there are a lot of deaths at the present time, and I’m truly sorry if you are affected. If you are, you are probably aware that your funeral choices are now limited. Direct Cremation Depending on where you go, you may be offered a direct cremation. That […]

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Happy Funerals – a seasonal miscellany!

At this Yuletide season it seems right not to be entirely serious, so I thought a few moments of levity, even about funerals, might be forgiven. Unless otherwise stated, they all relate to services I have conducted (with names changed, to protect the not-necessarily innocent!).   Limousine lunacy Although neither of these was ‘my’ funeral, […]

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Life-or-death Decisions

 27 September 2016 Recently, I wrote about crucial decisions that affected wedding planning. I’d now like to look at life-or-death decisions. By that I mean decisions relating to death. It’s an understatement, but when someone dies, it can be an extremely difficult time for those left behind. Obviously, just as relationships differ, so will reactions. […]

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