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Diary of a Funeral Celebrant: Dad and the Mysterious Case of Roof-Rabits

Dad had a stroke a couple of years ago, since which time he has been able to ‘see things’. It’s not exactly the Sixth Sense (as in the film), although it does sound grisly when he tells me “I can see severed heads” floating around or even shouting at him. When this phenomenon began he [...]

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Diary of a Funeral Celebrant: We Are Such Stuff As Dreams Made On

I am driving along a familiar road, admiring the dark wintry trees lining the way and following a small white car which is not going very fast. Suddenly I have the premonition of an accident, so I pull back and follow more slowly. Half a mile later the little white car pulls into the right [...]

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Interview with Karen Steel: I laughed so hard I choked on the sweet I was sucking

We caught up with writer, diarist and Funeral Celebrant, Karen Steel. What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud? It’s holiday time, so, as he’s home for the week, G and I are laughing every few minutes: we have special names for each other and silly songs we sing. We laugh about [...]

December 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Diary of a Funeral Celebrant: My Family and Other Accidents

Mum and I didn’t always see eye to eye, but if we could share a laugh, there was a greater chance of harmony. She once checked that I was not upset with her because I had not been rude to her in three days! I had been trying to follow the advice of a church-sermon [...]

December 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Diary of a Funeral Celebrant: Santa Baby

​Just saw a Facebook post where a little boy died, in Santa’s arms, as he’d dreamed of doing, the magic elder having reassured him of his importance in this life and that he will be accepted in the next. Sadly Santa is so traumatised by the event that he’s considering retirement, but as a reader, [...]

December 13th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Diary of a Funeral Celebrant: Where It All Begins

It is Hallowe’en, my sister’s birthday. She has been gone 21 years now, and would have been 50 today. It is a long time to be without someone and yet my emotions were as powerful as I wept this morning as they were back then - it’s just that tears are less frequent these days. [...]

November 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments