July Upminster Death Cafe at The Sweet Rose Cakery

My word what a busy week it’s been! Tuesday saw the third and most exciting Death Cafe that I’ve co-hosted so far. Not only did we peak in numbers of attendees but we also had a local magazine journalist and photographer attend for a feature they are going to run on our Death Cafe! I’m so excited to see what they have put together and I will let you all know once it is available to purchase.

Photo courtesy of Melissa Page

The Sweet Rose Cakery were perfect hosts again, allowing us to take over their premises for the evening and serving beautiful cakes and great drinks. Caroline and Rose are fabulous and even got involved in the discussions which I am so pleased about. I encouraged them to do so if they felt like they wanted to, so I’m really chuffed that they did.

This time we discussed a range of topics including how you would want to be remembered, what would you consider to be a good death and what song do you want played at your funeral. I feel that the conversation was light hearted, witty and warming as it is intended to be, and that everyone left that evening feeling a little bit more comfortable with their own inevitable death even if they didn’t realise it.

Photo courtesy of Melissa Page

If this has peaked your interest, either because you have wanted to come previously and couldn’t make it, or you have considered coming but never been quite sure, then I would encourage you to at least make contact with me and I’ll happily discuss it and your concerns with you! I honestly don’t think you could come along and not enjoy it, or not want to take part. My dear friend Laura T came along this week with no intention of joining in but in no time she was sharing thoughts and stories like everyone else.

Photo courtesy of Melissa Page

Huge thank you to Melissa Page for the photographs taken on the evening and included here. Also cannot thank Rachel, Caroline, Rose, my Mum, Jen and everyone else who has attended so far who without I couldn’t have made it all possible and have the confidence to do this. The date of the next event will be released shortly, and here’s hoping for many more events in future and the success of the Upminster Death Cafe!

MG x

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