Covid-19 Key Worker Discounts

Celebrations are all about social interactions. We love, laugh, grieve and meet together; humans are a social species. In these times, however, the restrictions on gatherings mean that many people have been deprived of the chance to get married in front of their...
A Shropshire Funeral

A Shropshire Funeral

  This is an abbreviated version of a funeral held in Shropshire in the late 1790s, not long after the beginning of the Anglo-French (Napoleonic) Wars. There are a number of similarities with accounts of funerals from the same period in Wales and on the Marches,...
Memorials – Cheap and Powerful

Memorials – Cheap and Powerful

Memorials: Cheap and Powerful? Maybe you’ve seen the advert. An old man is walking along the beach with the family. They are talking about his funeral. He says that “no-one lives for ever” but he doesn’t want any “fuss”. The advert manages to imply that if you arrange...
Training – the start of the journey

Training – the start of the journey

The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants training session has sunk in a bit now, and it’s been a few years since I was on a course like it. Three days in Crawley is probably not everyone’s ideal destination, and it certainly wasn’t a holiday.  The people I was...