November 9, 2021 Monumental Muse

What do you see, Dad, when you look at me? Do you see the little girl holding your hand? As we walk together across the sand. Tell me, Dad, what do you see? What do you see, Dad, when you look at me? Do you see us playing and frolicking…

November 7, 2021 Monumental Muse

Introduction A few weeks ago I wrote a post about Daddy and the Two Bears.  It detailed an account of Gary Anderson’s brave step of writing a book about his experiences through losing his twin baby daughters.  The reaction to the post was phenomenal with people wanting to know how…

June 26, 2021 Monumental Muse

Creative activities can be immensely helpful after any major changes in our lives, including bereavement. Being creative is mindful, absorbing and allows the unconscious release of emotions and feelings without the need to find the right words.   Grief is different for everyone  Grief isn’t just associated with death. We can also find ourselves overwhelmed…

June 23, 2021 Monumental Muse

Having been instrumental in the creation of hundreds of memorials the area that most people struggle with is the epitaph or in short, what to write on the inscription. For some families that is simple, and they write something along the lines of “In loving memory of Joan Rivers, beloved…

May 30, 2021 Monumental Muse

Thank you to Sarah Jones from Full Circle Funerals for giving us this informative insight into green funerals.  Sarah and her team can be contacted by clicking here. At a time when the environment is influencing so many of our everyday choices, interest in green funerals has never been higher….

February 2, 2021 Monumental Muse

A few years ago, at a business networking meeting, I met David Billington from Full Circle Funerals who’s founder, Sarah Jones was offering a refreshingly different, more holistic approach to Funeral Directing.  I’ve been watching how Full Circle have developed in the interim years and the direction they have taken…