Our thoughts

Zanjeer - The Hero Dog

Posted Thu 28 Aug 2014

Zanjeer was a Labrador Retriever who served as a detection dog with the Mumbai Police.


Children Grieve Too

Posted Mon 25 Aug 2014

The death of a close family member can be a difficult and confusing time for children. As adults we deal with death in a way that is right for us, but when it comes to our children we are more likely to hide them away from the situation. Children like adults have opinions and they feel valued when they are given a choice as they don’t like to miss out.


Pets left behind

Posted Sat 16 Aug 2014

As a nation of animal lovers we do lots of things for the welfare of our beloved pets. Mine are considered part of the family, they have the run of the house, they get prawns on a Friday and generally give us the run around, but have you considered what would happen to your pet when you die?


Bring them home

Posted Wed 23 Jul 2014

The Netherlands today declared a day of National mourning as they brought home 40 of the bodies found in the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The coffins were received back in the country by King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima, along with the Dutch Prime Minister, and about 1,000 relatives and friends of the victims.


Le Grand Depart

Posted Thu 03 Jul 2014

This weekend the Tour de France comes to Yorkshire. As I begin to write this, the countdown clock tells me it’s actually 1 day, 13 hours, 31 minutes and 30 seconds until the start of the biggest cycle event ever to be staged in Yorkshire. Liz Green on Radio Leeds in the morning has been promoting it so enthusiastically, that you can feel the excitement through her, as the days draw nearer. So what will you be doing? Will you be fighting your way along the route to get the best vantage point, or staying at home as it’s not your cup of tea.


Putting the FUN in funerals

Posted Tue 24 Jun 2014

Can you imagine what it would be like to attend a funeral, only to find that the person who had died, was not laid in a coffin at the front of the church or crematorium, but was sitting up at a table welcoming mourners, although not actually saying anything to anyone.