Laura Toop

Seven years ago, my life spectacularly imploded.  I lost my husband, my health, and my career in quick succession. Everything I knew, gone in an instant. Indeed, my then, 4-year-old-nephew said that Christmas, “Auntie Lollipops (aka Me) now that Uncle Chris is dead, you have nothing”. And they say…out of the mouths of babes… He …

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The Last Post: A Guide to Military Themed Funerals

Military cemetery

Introduction Organising a funeral for a loved one, a friend or as a Celebrant/Funeral Arranger on behalf of a family can be at best challenging, but this is made harder when dealing with traditions and protocols which are possibly outside your normal day-to-day experience. This is highlighted when arranging a military tribute for a veteran …

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Forrest & Family Independent Funeral Directors, Stoke-on-Trent

Forrest & Family Independent Funeral Directors

Forrest and Family is a new independent funeral director in Stoke-on-Trent; a family run business fronted by Lucy Forrest that aims to combine traditional values with a modern approach. From a church service to burial at sea, Forrest and Family Independent Funeral Directors aim to ensure that every funeral is unique and reflects the personality …

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My Middle Earth

Stafford Castle

“There is nothing like looking if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit Celebrant Steve was born in Lichfield. He lived in Cannock for 16 years, before then moving to live in Stone, a Stafford town, …

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Love’s Independent Funeral Directors, Stafford

Loves Funeral Directors Stafford

Recently opened in Stafford town centre, Love’s Independent Funeral Directors, have a people centred approach that perfectly matches the ethos of Celebrant Steve. Housed in a stunning location, Love’s Funeral Home cares for your loved one upon their death, welcomes family and friends to say their final goodbyes, and can even host intimate funeral ceremonies. …

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