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 →

Rest in Peace London, Eventually

London has a long history of what has happened to it's dead, how it has coped with the growing numbers of deceased and some of those being less favourable than others. Recently it has struck me just how many people over time have been moved after being buried, adding a slight irony to the term... Continue Reading →

We’re Going On A Grave Hunt!

In the middle of my very chilled out Autumn break (very chilled because we had zero plans thanks to the possibility of anything being cancelled by lockdown regulations) I find myself with a camera roll full to the brim with grave photos thanks to a lot of cemetery wandering. This not only makes me very... Continue Reading →

Autumnal Days & Death Cafes

When I first started doing on call I was absolutely terrified about leaving my phone somewhere I couldn’t hear it. A billion different scenarios would run through my head, I could imagine all the different things that might happen and what I may have to do. I also assumed that whole time that it would... Continue Reading →

This Is (Very Nearly) Halloween

In the true spirit of Halloween, which I have had confirmed is solidly rooted in tradition based in these fair isles and not purely American as some are led to believe (Thanks Sam!), I attended about as much as I could afford. My last event at the London Month of the Dead yesterday was all... Continue Reading →

So You’re Dead… Now What?

I thought this week I would discuss a bit about the different stages of death, or what happens after we die. Most people will have heard of rigor mortis and know that this is a stiffening of the body, but you might not know that there are other stages and aspects to death that the... Continue Reading →

Back at the Old Operating Theatre

On Thursday night I had the pleasure of returning to one of my favourite places in London for a fabulous evening of wine and Victorian surgery. Rachel had asked me if, instead of exchanging Christmas presents last year, we bought tickets to an event she had found online through a friend. It was a great... Continue Reading →

Copenhagen Medical Museum

Copenhagen was the perfect break for November. Laura B and I had planned it for a few months, we reacted to the intense heatwave of the summer by booking a trip to somewhere that would definitely be cold. I spent many a hot summers day dreaming of blankets, scarves and thick socks. I’m a Winter... Continue Reading →

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