My mood is every changing at the moment, flipping between despairing over what is going to happen in the coming weeks and then sometimes I feel like I have a grip on the fact I have no control over this. Whatever will happen is going to happen no matter how much I fret about it.... Continue Reading →
The Paperwork of Death – Cremation Forms 1-5
As mentioned in my previous posts, I have planned on covering the forms for cremation from the start but covered the initial (and somewhat more straightforward) forms first. Cremation forms can seem complicated in nature, but once you understand the principal behind them they are easy. Firstly, there are 13 official cremation forms used in... Continue Reading →
Feeling Fairly Positively Negative
If you have not seen already, thankfully our COVID-19 swabs came back negative and, although I am having a hard time trying to stop this cough, I feel a lot better than I did. Having spoken to a few people who have experienced something similar, it's hard to know at the time if you feel... Continue Reading →
The Paperwork of Death – The Green
Second in this series exploring the paperwork that is involved in death I am going to be looking at the Certificate for Burial or Cremation, also known as The Green. Often when a funeral director or other official person collecting a patient arrives they will let us know that they have a copy of the... Continue Reading →
Impending Sense Of I-Have-No-Idea-What
Edit- this was written yesterday and just to highlight how quickly things change I’ve since thought it best to get a Coronavirus test as myself and my husband have developed mild symptoms. I still wanted to post this as it felt important, but bear in mind we are now isolating and awaiting results. Each week... Continue Reading →
The Paperwork of Death- MCCD
It’s time for a new mini series, and I’ve often thought about explaining a bit around what paperwork is involved in death. On the outside it can look rather complicated and messy, with bits of official paperwork going here, there and everywhere before it is all done and complete. For my first few months at... Continue Reading →
I’m Qualified, It’s Official!
As the UK plummeted, or actually more fittingly we stumbled, into national lockdown number two, the mortuary began to see the normal Winter numbers increase. This is nothing outside of what we experience every year as the temperatures outside fall, and not unexpected for us. Obviously there is still a fear this could return to... Continue Reading →
Who Is That?
Have you ever wondered how we identify the deceased? You might have done, you might assume you already know, but I have a feeling you may be wrong or not quite know the truth. Let me explain what happens with the deceased who can’t simply tell you who they are. You probably have seen toe... Continue Reading →
363 Days to Halloween!
Just joking, kind of, because I did have a wonderful Halloween this year. It seemed that instead of staying home and waiting for the kids to knock for sweets, I could think of better and more pandemic friendly ways of celebrating this year. I’ve actually had the best Halloween I’ve had in years. Spooky season... Continue Reading →