Charles Cowling
  Rosie Grant of Natural Endings likes a bit of community singing at a funeral and recommends this.
Charles Cowling
  Lord Peter Ralfe Harrington Evans-Freke, 11th Baron of Carbery,  was laid to rest yesterday in the family mausoleum in the chapel of Castlefreke beside his wife, Lady Joyzelle Carbery. There was a full Tridentine sung Latin mass at Rathbarry Church. Monks from Glenstal Abbey and Downside Abbey officiated.    
Charles Cowling
  Poppy Mardall, fledgling direct cremationist and accomplished human being, has just got back from Texas where she went for some reason. When there she saw this splendid upcycled hearse and, being of an undertakerly disposition, snapped it. There’s a nice little piece about Poppy in Stylist magazine, just out,
Charles Cowling
  In our thoughts today, the family and friends of sports fan and chartered accountant Conrad Readman, 49, who booked two weeks off work to watch the Olympics, bought tickets to all manner of events, and died yesterday of a heart attack while watching the bicycling in the velodrome. Full story here and
Charles Cowling
  This blog doesn’t go looking for trouble, but it occasionally splashes into a little local difficulty. Can’t be too careful what you say, that’s the moral. Actually, the only entity that ever threatened to sue us was Promessa. You can’t be too careful of your friends. We got into