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Key Worker

After 20-odd years of making do with the outdated plumbing and electrics that I inherited with my house, I’ve finally reached the point where...

Funeral Directors Suffer  Too!

Believe it or not, many funeral directors are suffering mentally and physically through this pandemic! why wouldn’t we after all we are human beings,...

What Choice Do I Have?

You may not know this but, if you Google 'What to do when someone dies' you’ll get a whopping 400,000,000 results.  If you ask ‘What...

From Punk to Monk

Aindriú  Peers is a practical lead at Poppy’s, driving hearses, helping at burials and collecting people who have died from homes and hospitals. He’s also...

Hijacked by the Virus: Making Death Less Scary

Children have had to process such great changes to their routines and to the structural certainties of their lives in the past 6 months...

Featured

Drifting

Years ago, in 2008, I was a Spirit was a beautiful 92’ schooner dedicated to giving disadvantaged young people new opportunities in life and...

Aerial Ashes

Aerial Ashes is a new company set up to provide a service offering to scatter loved one’s ashes, over land or sea, at beautiful...

Viewing the Body

It is a dilemma many of us will face at some point in our lives. There is no right answer but the accepted thinking...

Human Nature

It appears that people are using nature to increase their mental wellbeing during the Covid crisis. Walking in and enjoying the countryside has burgeoned...

The Power of Technology

On March 23rd2020 the United Kingdom went into lockdown. Everyone was affected, young and old. The health of the nation unknown, livelihoods put into...

Traditional Funerals

How to Plan a Funeral

How to plan a funeral, whether for yourself or a loved one, is not something we are always fully aware of - so much...

A Guide to Modern Deaths and Doing Death Differently

A Guide to modern deaths and doing death differently can be a useful too in this ever changing world.Coming to terms with the end of...

What Happens Behind the Scenes at a Funeral Directors?

Do you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at a funeral directors?Despite the fact that almost everyone will need the services of the ‘dismal...

Natural Funerals

Human Nature

It appears that people are using nature to increase their mental wellbeing during the Covid crisis. Walking in and enjoying the countryside has burgeoned...

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

The British are becoming a secular people. But when questioned, most prefer to say they that have no religion. Very few will call themselves...

Funeral Plans

Why People Don’t Plan Ahead for Funerals

Life is full of to-do lists, errands, activities, hobbies and gatherings. While many of these things bring us great joy, some of them simply...

Helping Parents Plan Their Funerals

Life is busy and many things demand your attention. In the midst of everything – daily chores, kids, work, friends, extracurricular activities – caring...

Be Prepared – Funeral Plans Matter

Arranging or attending a funeral can be an emotional and personal time, but amid the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic that has grounded the UK, it...

DIRECT CREMATION

What is Direct Disposal?

Direct disposal means that the body of a person who has died goes straight off to be cremated or buried without a funeral ceremony.John...

Should I Have a Funeral?

A meaningful funeral can be beneficial in helping surviving family members process their emotions about a loss. According to Russell Friedman, grief expert and...

OPINIONS

Charles Cowling: Are The Big Corporations Taking Over?

A comparison between the funeral and brewing industries in the UK by the very talented Charles Cowling

Wendy Clarkson: We Should Involve The Children

As a parent, we all want to protect our children from pain and grief.   In this day and age we are fortunate that most...

Ru Callender: The Effect Bereavement Can Have On A Family

Functional family, dysfunctional, I love you on deathbed, anger, guilt, the fool tarot card, grounding the energy, magician, there are many insightful glimpses into...

BEREAVEMENT Support

Saying Hello, Saying Goodbye

When the sonographer said – ‘You have a healthy little baby’, we practically jumped for joy. After having several early miscarriages, we were over...

Can I Be Buried on Private Land?

Can I be buried on private land? This is a question being asked more often these days. Private Land Burial is a subject Michael...

How To Tell Your Child That You’re Dying

The nightmare of how to tell your child that you're dying is something hard to imagine. Both of Sydni Dunn’s parents died from AIDS-related...

If You Were Still Alive

If you were still alive... It doesn’t matter that it’s been years since you’ve passed away. It doesn’t matter that half of the people that...

Death Cafes: Share Your Grief With Others

Have you ever considered going along to a Death Cafe?