Good Day Today

I meet a lot of families through my work and my time with them is short, but I care about them all and often wonder how they’re getting on. A few months ago I worked alongside a family as they said goodbye to a brilliant lady called Gloria. Leading Gloria’s funeral arrangements were her lovely … [Read more…]

Lost and Found

A few months ago I lost my wedding ring. I was in IKEA of all places, a massive ring-eating, suck-hole of a building full of devious nooks and jewellery kicking feet. As soon as I felt the ring’s absence, I knew I wouldn’t see it again. As a rule I’m not precious when it comes … [Read more…]

Redemption Song

It started how they usually start. I walked slowly in front of the coffin, the family following behind, and as the casket was placed on the catafalque the funeral director guided the mourners into their seats. It was an intimate service, maybe fifteen people there in all, but the empty seats on the front row … [Read more…]

Like no-one’s watching

I need to talk to you about three things. Thing 1: In the last few days, journalists have sprinkled lemon juice onto the pages of the Panama Papers, revealing the greedy secrets of people who believe that their success belongs to them and no one else. Behind closed doors, people have lied, deceived and turned … [Read more…]