Fran Hall
Melanie Hurley of Rocket Catering With just two shortlisted candidates for this category, both were in line for a certificate, but the winner was chosen for their sensitive and specialised approach to catering for bereaved families. It was apparent from the real attention to detail and the thoughtful approach that
Fran Hall
Sandy Weatherburn accepting the award on behalf of Dawn Thompson of Claret Catering What sets Dawn apart is her vocation to create and cater for appropriate and meaningful funeral after-parties. Dawn is unusual among caterers in having a special calling to cater for funeral after-parties – wakes, teas, call them
Charles Cowling
  In the southern states of the US they like to eat big after a funeral — heart-attack food, mostly. No polite little British ham sandwiches and finger food for Texans. It says a lot about the difference in grieving styles between us and them.  Here, a Baptist minister proposes
Charles Cowling
    Congratulations, Laurie Willberg, from the hurriedly assembled team here at the GFG-Batesville Shard. Well done! Laurie, dear reader, is the winner of Utah’s Own Funeral Potato at the Utah State Fair. Her funeral potatoes were the best in show.  Funeral potatoes are unknown in the UK but de rigueur at
Charles Cowling
    This tickled us:    Dr. Ed James is occasionally asked why he named his radio show “Funerals and Fried Chicken.” He replies, “Not long ago, I was surrounded by friends and relatives in the basement of a church, following a funeral, and the food served was fried chicken, mac
Charles Cowling
  When there’s lots going on we build up a backlog of blog posts. When Funeralworld goes quiet, we raid that backlog. Here’s a series of photographs by Henry buy tadalafil research Hargreaves of re-created last meals eaten by Death Row prisoners. His chilling title for the series is No
Charles Cowling
  A delightful montage of an English country funeral.
Charles Cowling
Posted by Debbie Smith   Anything seems to go when it comes to coffins nowadays, so perhaps it’s no surprise that the recent craze for cupcakes has had a morbid makeover.  Cupcakes, suitably adorned, have become a must-have accessory for contemporary funerals – both as an eye-catching centre piece at

Publishing event of the year!

Charles Cowling 3 Comments Like Academia and death , alternative funerals , Art and death , ashes , Assisted suicide , Atheism , Attitudes to dead bodies , Attitudes to death , bereavement , Books , bureaucracy , burial , burial at sea , burial depth , Care homes , Carla , celebrants , cemeteries , ceremony , Children , Children and funerals , Co-op , Co-operative Funeralcare , coffins , cremation , crematoria , Cryomation , Dead people's rights , death and funerals , Death masks , Death; Good death , Dementia , Digital will , Dignity , direct cremation , Divorce , DIY funeral , Dress codes , dying , Embalming , End-of-life issues , eulogy , euthanasia , Exit , family funeral directors , Formality vs informality , funeral , funeral cost , funeral customs , funeral directors , Funeral flowers , funeral food , funeral music , funeral photography , funeral plans , funeral poetry , funeral pyres , funeral reformers , funeral trends , Funerals for the unborn , funerals in other cultures , Gangster funerals , Ghosts , Good death , green funeral , Grief , Hearses , home funerals , Humanists , Humour , Immortality , independent funeral directors , Jazz funeral , Legal rights , Living funerals , Lonely funerals , Longevity , medical interventions in dying , memento mori , Memorial service , memorialisation , Movies , multimedia , music , National Association of Funeral Directors , natural burial , no service by request , Nokanshi , obituary; epitaph , onlime memorial sites , open-air cremation , Organ donation , Ossuary , Paranormal deathbed experiences , Pauper funerals , perceptions of funeral directors , Personalisation , pet cemeteries; pet and owner burial , Plan your own funeral , Poetry , Post mortem photos , pre-need plans , previous partner , prisons , Probate , Processions , Reasons to go to a funeral , Religious funerals , Requiem Mass , resomation , Ritual , SAIF , scandals , Secular approaches to death , self-deliverance , sex and death , shroud , Social Fund Funeral Payment , spiritualism , suicide , Tahara , Taste , traditional funerals , Transitus , Transparency of ownership , tributes , viking funeral , Virtual funeral , What do we die of and when? , what does dying feel like?
Charles Cowling
  The Natural Death Handbook, Fifth Edition A thoroughly updated and revised edition of the Natural Death Centre‘s celebrated handbook. Now presented alongside a new collection of essays on death, dying and funeral practices by doctors, historians, authors, poets, theologians and artists including Richard Barnett, David Jay Brown, Dr Sheila Cassidy,
Charles Cowling
  This is from the New York Times: SPECIAL occasions of every sort feature food and funerals are no exception. In many cultures, there are foods that are customarily served after a funeral. The funeral cakes that were traditional in some denominations in this country, mostly Protestant, were often meant