November 2, 2021

Talking about dying

When someone is dying, death is often not talked about because of a fear of upset. The dying person doesn’t want to upset their close ones […]
September 23, 2021

Good funeral arranging is the key to a good funeral

When my mother died in Leicester I experienced a funeral arranging interview which was just a tickbox exercise. The arranger asked me nothing about her, assumptions […]
August 21, 2021

How to choose a Funeral Director

Not All Funeral Directors Are The Same Most people don’t think about funerals much in advance and can suddenly be faced with needing to appoint one […]
July 13, 2021

Creating a personal funeral with heart and soul

Our latest story shows how you can create a funeral that is personal with heart and soul. When her Mother died, Hilary knew that she didn’t […]
June 25, 2021

How to reduce funeral costs and still have a good funeral

Funerals can cost less and be better when families and friends become more involved. The newspapers are full of articles about the cost of funerals. Some […]
June 8, 2021

Starting a conversation about death

A recent report showed that 42% of people in the UK have not made it known if they would want to be cremated or buried when […]
March 3, 2021

9 things to know about funerals during Covid

The maximum number of people who can attend is 30, and this may be less if the room is not large enough for adequate social distancing. […]
January 30, 2021

Acknowledging a death in your community

One of the residents in our street died at home yesterday. We, not having not been here that long, and as she had been frail and […]
September 24, 2020

Working with bereavement

Someone asked me yesterday if I found the work I do as an undertaker depressing – being with people in the height of their grief – […]


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