I lost my dad on Sunday, 26th February 2023, the day will be etched in my memory forever. As this is the day I lost forever the most important man in my life, my dad! Secondly, it was the day that my son James and I had travelled to watch Manchester United versus Newcastle UnitedContinue reading “Last Ever Letter To My Dad x”
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Just One Hour in Pennington, Leigh.
As I sit in the spring sunshine in my garden, in the heart of Pennington, I’m amazed at what I saw in “just one hour.” It’s quite relaxing apart from the rumbles of vehicles driving up and down the A580 East Lancs Road, aircraft departing Manchester Airport flying overhead, joining the North Atlantic Tracks. First,Continue reading “Just One Hour in Pennington, Leigh.”
My Father’s Eulogy
I lost my dad on February 26th 2023 words cannot describe the gravity of the loss, I do intend to write a piece on my dad over the coming days. But I wanted to share the eulogy that was put together for my dad by the funeral celebrant Mr Christian Blake, my dad kind ofContinue reading “My Father’s Eulogy”
Why a Celebrant?
I get the opportunities to work with some very talented and clever people, none more so than funeral celebrant’s! These guy’s have to sit with grieving families and listen intently to their individual stories, often many different family members throwing lot’s of different memories at the celebrant. Whilst taking notes the celebrants will ask questionsContinue reading “Why a Celebrant?”
The Value of Celebrant Services for Every Funeral Home
I found the following piece written by Alexandra Jo! Alexandra is a certified Celebrant and the Content Manager at Parting Stone where she creates forward-thinking content for funeral professionals. I wanted to share this for others to read as it gives a great perspective from a funeral celebrant point of view, please also understand thatContinue reading “The Value of Celebrant Services for Every Funeral Home”
Restoration of weathered garden ornaments
I wrote a short piece on 05th June 2022 called “Restoration of an old fountain” just to back track the purpose of the story. Sadly my fiancée lost her mother Susan Dickens in January 2022, Susan left us on her 67th birthday, the shock has been unmeasurable to us all as a family, aswell asContinue reading “Restoration of weathered garden ornaments”
Restoration of an old fountain
As work commenced on the memorial garden that I’m creating for my partners mother, Susan Dickens who sadly left us on her 67th birthday, January 10th 2022 leaving us with a lasting void. So within the grounds of our cottage was this 25 year old fountain looking very bedraggled and rather washed out. Would ofContinue reading “Restoration of an old fountain”
No Second Chances.
There are many jobs, many professions, many businesses, where if at the first attempt you don’t get it right, you have the ability to have a second shot to rectify your mistake, in my role as a Funeral Director there are second chances, no opportunity to fix mistakes. The very nature of the service weContinue reading “No Second Chances.”
Do Funeral Directors Really Care?
Well straightaway the answer to that question is a resounding “yes” in every manner of the word, in every language on the globe! Yes Yes Yes we care! So here are my reason’s why I care! (I’ve wrote this about a time before the pandemic) If I asked you to close your eyes and paintContinue reading “Do Funeral Directors Really Care?”