It’s All Stuck Together

I do expect that to be read in your head to the tune of 'We all stand together' by Paul McCartney in 1987. If you don't know what that is, please Google it and enjoy. However if, while you are searching, you see a link for ‘The Oriental Nightfish’ I would suggest avoid that one.... Continue Reading →

MG Looks Ahead

At work recently, I had my appraisal to look back on what I’ve accomplished in the past year and to look ahead at what’s on the agenda for the next twelve months. I never really have liked appraisals since working in retail and always tending to find out nothing of any relevance. Or, later on,... Continue Reading →

Where Have I Been?

I haven’t posted at all for around 3 months. This has been for a number of reasons but mainly because my life was completely taken up by a series of stressful things that meant it couldn’t think of what to write. It sounds remarkably silly to even try to explain but my brain needs to... Continue Reading →

Well Needed Break

Just taking a little break from blogging for a few months, in the meantime I’ll be sharing some of my favourite posts from my archive. Enjoy!

Inside. Again.

There’s something hugely ironic about having a great birthday, watching Bo Burnham’s Inside and thinking ‘Well I’m glad we’re nearly done with all that’ and then receiving a notification that I have to isolate for seven days. It may seem out of character to do a weekly update on a Tuesday but that’s because my... Continue Reading →

Grief & How To Get Help

I often mention at Death Cafes, when I open and discuss that the events are not specifically for bereavement support, that if people are seeking this then I can signpost them in the direction of some great resources and charities which exist to support people in these times. The truth is, you don’t have to... Continue Reading →

The Heat Is On

As I type this I have a semi-awful state of sunburn going on which is making me feel incredibly crunchy. Like a true British person, I cannot help but discuss the weather we have experienced recently because we've hit one of those extremes which we all talk about. It's hot. Maybe not as hot as... Continue Reading →

Unsettling Things Part III

For this final part of the series, I’d like to have a look at some of the weirder things that happen at the mortuary which people might find unsavoury or a little unsettling in some ways. By that I mean things you might not expect or things you definitely wouldn’t expect. The big first one... Continue Reading →

What is ‘Normal’?

I've been asking myself that a lot this week, especially as a lot of people have been asking if things are normal again at work. I am massively overthinking it, but what even is normal in the case of a mortuary where any day can be unpredictable and vary in so many ways. Obviously I... Continue Reading →

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