Making the connection

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Charles

 

Ru Callender talking here on the Progressive Radio Network. If the preamble seems a little long, Ru comes in at 10 mins. The whole interview lasts an hour. 

“Everything we’ve learnt we’ve learnt from the people who have been brave enough and generous enough to invite us into their grief.”

Rupert, together with his wide, Clare, are owners of The Green Funeral Company here.  

 

 

 

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sweetpea
sweetpea
10 years ago

Charles, you may like to re-think your description of Claire. Claire with an ‘i’, too. Or are you making a new amalgam of ‘wife’ and ‘bride’? And to think that she called you ‘devilishly handsome’ too….

Charles Cowling
10 years ago

Goodness, Sweetpea, how right you are. The sub is off with stress, a bad back and a worse attitude, so there’s no proper proofreading getting done here at the GFG-Batesville shard. Please subs an ‘f’ for a ‘d’ in ‘wide’, and insert an ‘i’ in ‘Clare’. I can’t do it sneakily because you have quite properly shown me up publicly. Hark what discord follows when proper systems of working, process and procedure, aren’t followed. In the words of a better man than me, “Believe the system, trust the system and follow the system.” I stand chastened. Claire is a wand… Read more »

sweetpea
sweetpea
10 years ago

I’m sorry, Charles, I should have called you discreetly, a la Bank of England, to have a quiet word about something to your own benefit. You could have made a written note of the content and filed it away in case of later scrutiny. But now I fear for your personal safety. The cat is out of the bag.

Tell that sub to slap on some Deep Heat and pull him/herself together. How are you meant to infuse your lapsang souchong without your help-mate?

Charles Cowling
10 years ago

Sweetpea, I have always supposed your arched eyebrow and muttered disapprobation to be more terrifying, even, than public humiliation. A ‘simply won’t do’ down the telephone might have done for me.

And it gives me an opportunity to offer an instructive example. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa. Anyone else for a bit of that?

sweetpea
sweetpea
10 years ago

As you well know, Charles, I was only teasing, and your moral rectitude does you proud.

Yes, admitting one’s errors with a pure and open heart does seem very unfashionable at the moment. Which is a shame. Since all other approaches seem to be failing them somewhat, our beloved national institutions might like to try the novelty of a touch of humility and genuine remorse. We, and they, may be suprised with the response they receive. Once we’ve retrieved our chins from the pavement.

Jon Underwood
10 years ago

Thanks Charles, listening now. Seems these marvellous people have a radio show too: http://www.mixcloud.com/DeadAir23/

Ru Callender
10 years ago

No no, quite right Charles, she is actually my wide. It’s an unconventional arrangement, but such is modern life.

claire Callender
10 years ago

i love you sweetpea.

proud to be wide

Poppy Mardall
Poppy Mardall
10 years ago

Go Ru and Claire! I like wide. But I also like hasbeen instead of husband.

Belinda Forbes
10 years ago

Or husbinned?

Kathryn Edwards
Kathryn Edwards
10 years ago

Gone a bit Haus here?

Jenny Uzzell
10 years ago

Possibly I’m being a bit dumb (Monday morning and all that) but there doesn’t seem to be a link to the radio programme here?

Charles Cowling
10 years ago

Perhaps your antivirus or firewall or some piece of officious software is keeping it out, Jenny?

Jenny Uzzell
10 years ago

Don’t think so, I can find a link to the website but not the radio programme.

Evelyn
10 years ago

Jenny, I can’t see it on an iPad, but on the ‘big’ computer it appears in the box below e website link. It’s worth listening to!