New Year Greetings

Just a short one from me today while I still try to recover from having COVID-19 for at least the second, if not a third time. I suspect it is three but I won’t be answering any questions regarding this. Let me just say that yes I’ve had all my vaccines, yes I’ve suffered with... Continue Reading →

What’s In A Name?

I had an interesting encounter with a funeral director recently which inspired this blog post. I have the absolute privilege of working in one of the most diverse and multicultural areas of the country. We have communities based in East London from all over the world with an amazing array of different cultural and religious... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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