Wonderful White Celebrations

In the first of a two-part piece, Satty, student journalist, reflects movingly on the funeral, following Indian practice, of her mother-  My  world  cracked  the  day  my  mother  died.  Amrit  is  my  eldest  sister  and  Simrit my   middle  sister,  both  knew  she  did  not  have  long,  but  because  of  my  mental illnesses  they  thought  it  was  … More Wonderful White Celebrations

Living in the now

Duncan, one of the Kicking the Bucket team, writes: I have recently returned from a trip to the isle of Iona, off the West coast of Scotland.  It was my fifth visit there – the first was over fifty years ago. It was primarily a holiday, not a pilgrimage, but on Iona it is impossible … More Living in the now

Always remembering…

In the second part of her blog, student journalist Helena Clennett writes about the Greek Orthodox tradition: How we navigate our way through the dark times that death brings varies between individuals and cultures.  I grew up in a Greek Orthodox Christian home and experienced my grandparents’ deaths through this lens, but having a mixed … More Always remembering…

Introducing Finity…

Finity is a Community Association, based in South Bucks, UK.  Finity’s aims are to encourage people to consider the options available to them in their later life.  This includes both administrative and medical choices and any preferred living arrangements.  By making plans in advance and telling interested parties, people will ensure better control in the … More Introducing Finity…

Journalism students- its good to talk, even about death

In a two-part piece, Helena reflects on how her family background has given her insights into the very different approaches to death in England and Greece… I grew up with my mum in my grandparents’ home. My English-Irish Grandad brought my Yiayia (Grandma) to England from Greece after they met in Athens shortly after WWII. … More Journalism students- its good to talk, even about death