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 →

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 →

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 →

Not the Q word

I never use the Q word, and if you know me well enough by now you know that I will always prefer to and resort to the C word. Calm, that is. To me the word calm represents a less uneasy feeling about what lies ahead and what the future may hold. Calm is a... Continue Reading →

Pumpkins, Skulls & Webinars

The days are becoming greyer and darker, the shops are full of pumpkins and skeleton adorned items and it’s beginning to feel very autumnal. It’s a wonderful time of the year for many but also can be incredibly hard and tough for many more. I am writing this on Mental Health Awareness Day and it... Continue Reading →

Peace, Perfect Peace

The last couple of weeks have been very good and memorable weeks for a number of reasons. It seems odd to write, but I could and still can feel myself adjusting to the new way of life that is becoming quite normal now. I don’t feel like I have to remind myself that everything is... Continue Reading →

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