Our thoughts

Speaking the truth

Posted Sun 29 Jul 2012

Last week I overheard two ladies talking at the supermarket, as I tried to guide my rather unruly trolley between theirs, up the narrow aisle, this was the start of the conversation – ”I was so sorry to hear that your husband had passed away, mind you he had been ill for such a long time, it must be a blessing. Now you’ll be able to come on those outings with us, instead of being at home on your own”



Posted Tue 24 Jul 2012

I awoke this morning at 5.30 a.m. to brilliant sunshine, and as I thought I can have anther 30 minutes sleep before I have to get up, realised that today was not going to be any ordinary day. Today I was having a day off work to attend the graduation for my eldest daughter Grace.


How do we explain about death to children

Posted Fri 20 Jul 2012

Sometimes as adults it is very difficult to come to terms with the death of a very special relative or friend. So let us imagine for just a moment how much more difficult it is for a young child to understand that someone they love has suddenly gone away forever. The following story of the Waterbugs and Dragonflies is a lovely story which may make it that bit easier.


The best customer care

Posted Sun 15 Jul 2012

It’s funny isn’t it the reaction we get when we tell people what we do for a job.


Lasting Tribute

Posted Sat 14 Jul 2012

I was interested to read in the Daily telegraph today about Farmer Winston Howes touching tribute to his late wife.


Funerals in Crete

Posted Tue 10 Jul 2012

Over the last two weeks I have been sunning myself on the beautiful Greek Island of Crete. We had fantastic weather 31 degrees in the shade every day. Although we stayed in an all inclusive resort, we visited the local town a couple of times, ate out at local tavernas and had a fantastic time just chilling out. As is usual on my holiday I tried to find out about the local funeral customs and, to the relief of my husband we were unable to find a local cemetery!!. So what does happen when someone dies in Crete.