Posts tagged ‘good funeral guide’
Tuesday 31st March 2009 by Louise Carron Harris, 3 comments
When I first set up Sentiment 3 years ago one of the first things I did was write my funeral plan. 3 years have since flown by, so last night I settled down to see what has changed… Surprisingly nothing drastic – other than the amount of input a funeral director has. In my original plan I had requested that the family call in the local FD and have them do everything – but not use their hearse because I want a bus!
Recently I decided that I didn’t really want the local FD to take over my funeral because I have come to believe it’s really important to have everyone involved (if they so wish). I added to the plan some information and advise so my family can carry out most of their own arrangements from transporting my body , washing it down right through holding ‘viewing’ at our home.
Today’s blog from the Good Funeral Guide coincides with what I had written… and I’d like to stand up and give Charles a round of a applause for making it sound logical!
Thursday 26th February 2009 by Louise Carron Harris, 5 comments
“Can we not agree just to suspend our critical faculties and let others do their thing”
(fab quote taken from Tuesdays blog update from the Good Funeral Guide)
My 2 years old daughter’s favourite Thomas the Tank Engine book is ‘Gordon’ (we have read it every night for 3 weeks and I feel it’s speaking to me personally!!)
Gordon is a stereotypical English Engine, pompous, grumpy and jealous and always thinks his way is the right way! In the book he tells Henry off (my favourite engine) for whistling too much (Henry is a chirpy little engine)» Continue reading
Sunday 25th January 2009 by Louise Carron Harris, 1 comment
I am in the middle of reading a fab book at the moment – called ‘Big Hearted Man’, I’m only on page 75 but the book has moved me so much that I just had to share it with you… Kate Boydell wrote the book after she was widowed in 1998 after nine years of marriage to her beloved husband Charlie. He died of heart failure at the age of 37.
Please take a look at her website www.merrywidow.me.uk – this is a hugely popular online resource for anyone who has lost a partner. Her Second book Death and How to Survive has had some fantastic reviews too.
While we are on about books …
I must introduce you all to a fellow Funeral Buddy Charles Cowling who writes a fabulous blog with some controversial and funny posts. He’s due to have a book published called ‘The Good Funeral Guide’ . Its sure to be a fantastic handbook and a real insight into the fast changing funeral Industry. I cannot wait to see it in the bookshops.