I love a good winter walk, and fortunately, so do the kids and the dogs! In winter, there’s so much to enjoy – the bright sunshine in the sky, crunchy frosty paths and burning off some of those Christmas calories. It’s especially enjoyable when you wrap up warm in thick socks, wellies, gloves, scarves and hats. And that feeling when you get home all cosy with rosy cheeks all round!
It will come as little surprise to you that I love a good celebration. And at this time of year, there is so much enjoyment to look forward to – with bonfire night and Christmas on the horizon. But before those festivities begin, it is Halloween and Day of the Dead. And although the little ones are fans of Halloween in our household, with the mischief, costumes (and sweets of
A friend of mine was talking to her Mum recently about what we do. As a forty-something, my friend is very open to a Celebration of Life and has been talking to her family about what she’d like to happen in the event of her death. It’s great to know that the taboo of ‘death and dying’ is starting to erode. But her Mum on the other hand, found it
I don’t know about you, but until I began working in the funeral industry, I didn’t realise how many options there are for ashes after a cremation. To begin with, I would suggest the traditional way of scattering in a crematorium’s garden or burying them in a cemetery or churchyard. And whilst this is perfect for some, others may be looking for something a little bit unusual or another way
Are you the type of person who likes to plan ahead? One of those that feels happy and satisfied when plans are organised? Or perhaps you prefer to leave things until the last minute and act on impulse. It’s funny isn’t it, how we fall in to one type or the other? Whichever you are, things happen throughout life which make you think about what you’d like to happen when
It’s Summertime. And I think we all hoped by now that talk of lockdowns, social distancing and viruses would be behind us. And you may have planned to get together with family and friends to celebrate the life of a loved one that you’ve lost during these unprecedented times. Because although you’ve probably used Cheshire funeral directors for a traditional funeral, you may still be planning a different funeral choice
A traditional funeral. Hymn singing. Prayers in an unfamiliar church. Followed by a burial or cremation nearby? Or… a Celebration of Life, in a place your loved one enjoyed, focussing on the good times, the memories and the joy you shared? Because you see, although the passing of a relative or friend is a very sad time, celebrating a life is a chance to focus on the person, celebrate the
Have you thought about what your plans might be when it comes to your own funeral or cremation? And have you made them clear to your nearest and dearest? When I speak with clients who have lost a loved one, it is clear that a lot of the time, the subject of death and funerals is a bit of a taboo. In a lot of these cases, relatives choose to
Have you said goodbye to a loved one recently? During these unprecedented times, Cheshire funeral directors have been working hard to make the process as easy as possible for those who are grieving. But there’s a feeling that something is missing from these alternative funeral services that have taken place across the county. However, you can still give loved ones the send off they deserve. A
How do you plan the perfect farewell when it comes to the loss of a loved one? A Celebration of Life is an opportunity to give their story a happy ending.