Charles Cowling
No sooner had we berated George Tinning, the beleaguered Nick Buckles figure who totters atop Co-op Funeralcare, for his use of the word ‘deceased’ accompanied by the indefinite article, than a commenter, commenting on this post, asked Jonathan, a human cat among pigeons of the very liveliest sort, “How many
Charles Cowling
  Celebrant Janette Blakemore wants to go out to this. If you attend her funeral, she asks that you sit and listen to it all the way through.
Charles Cowling
  My name is Liz Rothschild, director of the Festival, performer and Manager of Westmill Woodland Burial Ground just outside Oxford. I wanted to make this festival happen because I see so much distress caused by people not feeling able to get the information they need or find ways to
Charles Cowling
Charles Cowling
Dear Mr Tinning, I found myself, this morning, entertaining one of those whimsical thoughts that pops into our heads when we’re showering. Have you noticed how people tend to say ‘He’s been dead for 30 years, now’ instead of, ‘He died 30 years ago’? It’s as if they regard death