Charles Cowling
  Posted by Charles   I must have been asleep when this story broke. Perhaps I was on holiday. Whatever. In case you missed it, slap your thighs and make merry. Recipe book next?    Hat-tip to Kingfisher. Full story here.     
Charles Cowling
  Posted by Charles   Yesterday (15 September) Hilary Benn asked this question in the House: May we have a statement on reports that the Government propose to ask bereaved relatives, including those on low incomes, for payment when they go to register the death of a loved one? The
Charles Cowling
Posted by Jeanne Rathbone  Noel Coward said funerals were the cocktail party of his set. James Joyce called them funforals and GB Shaw said  ‘ Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh’.  I am a Humanist celebrant