One Year Later

You see statements like that in films, or television shows. Parts where you flash forward and then you move to a significant point in the timeline being represented. In those fictional stories, you can assume that nothing much of note happened in the time that you have been shown to have elapsed taking you forward... Continue Reading →

Catastrophe!

I'll start this post with a big thank you. Thank you to everyone recently for your support, and in fact, a huge thanks to everyone for all your love and kindness in what is now pretty much a year since this all kicked off and the world changed. I remember being really tired of the... Continue Reading →

Long-term Defiance

It would seem that although there was no need for me to access any medical assistance while I have been unwell with Coronavirus, there has been a kind of long-term effect upon me which I did not expect. 'Long-term covid' is a phrase that is thrown about by people, a strange and mysterious term which... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus, Cats & Christmas

I have come to the end of my ten days isolation after testing positive for COVID-19, which should feel like a cause for celebration. It does, however, coincide with this part of the country entering Tier 4 and being told that we cannot mix households for Christmas. The entirety of this is giving me huge... Continue Reading →

Fighting Mortuary Malaise

It has been a strange week, mostly in the fact that it has not been very strange at all which can only raise suspicions in 2020. After discussing with most of my colleagues, we confirmed that there is a general feeling of weariness among us all but it is alongside this general feeling of unease... 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 →

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 →

Death Doulas & Soul Midwives

Within my role at the hospital I work quite closely with those who work in palliative or end of life care. For these people, they are there for people at the point where medicine can no longer try to fix them or treat their symptoms to live. Palliative care is there for people who are... Continue Reading →

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