Ronnie wanted lots of music for his funeral but what he DIDN’T want was for me to talk about his life.
A Farewell to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The ceremony truly was ‘a multi-faith & belief event’.
It’s Your Funeral…
Wullie’s story was a time capsule from an era that’s almost gone from our memories.
Love in the time of Coronavirus
How David Bowie and the coronavirus are changing the way we deal with death
Beat butter and sugar until soft and creamy…
A witness to the first air raid of WWII, a proud ‘Pelican’ and a president of the Inner Wheel, Audrey had a long and rich life as a nurse, wife, mother and grandmother. ‘An inveterate blether’, as she was affectionately described by her loving husband Norman, Audrey had a gift for friendship, and wrote thousands of Christmas, birthday and other … Continue Reading
Willie The Wizard
Willie the Wizard, Indian Willie, One Match Willie, Oor Willie – whatever you called him, there is no doubt that Willie Taylor was an unforgettable character. At first glance, he was a bit like a tiny, Edinburgh version of Lemmy from Motorhead, so it seems a appropriate that his main interests in life were music and motorcycles. I … Continue Reading
A celebration of the life of Evelyn MacArthur, 1935 – 2014
I’m not often asked to conduct memorial ceremonies, which is a shame because when they’re like Evelyn’s, they’re truly wonderful. Evelyn chose to donate her body to medical science, so the family invited literally hundreds of friends to join them at The Cornhill Hotel near Biggar, where I, her brother Gordon, her son Gordon and … Continue Reading