September 6, 2018

So - it’s just a regular Family Get Together in Ireland, and I ask one of the Aunts how things are - I know she has had several bereavements recently. She launched into the stories of the dying, the deaths and the Wakes, in plenty of detail, quite animated in the telli...

August 19, 2018

Rebecca had mentioned last year that they were keen to have someone give a talk on 'A Good Death' or something similar, when TEDx came to Southampton in May 2018. 

She mentioned in a way that implied she may ask me.

At the time, although flattered she may even consider m...

June 19, 2018

A few years' ago, we went to Oxfords' 'Kicking The Bucket Festival' -  A wonderfully named 'Festival of Living and Dying'. It was held in various venues around the city and hosted everything from a Day of The Dead Cellidh, to Death Chat Cafes,Lectures,Debates,Plays and...

June 12, 2018

Over the years I have heard a lot of people say that children don't understand. Elke Barber delivers a hard hitting fact - they do. At a lost for Resources after her husband died, with her 3 year old son at his side, she decided to change this.- His inquistive little m...

March 6, 2018


Antonia extolled the virtues of the Seaside town as I marvelled at her colourful and arty home. Spotty cups, painted dressers, mobiles, a real size baby cow in the hall,cheeky pieces of her own artwork on the walls, her collection of teapots,lime green towels,African...

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