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Ideas for Ashes in the Garden

If you are looking for ideas for ashes in the garden – we can help. So firstly, you need to consider whether you want them contained in some way so they can be moved: either around the garden or should you need to move home. Or, if you want them incorporated into the garden. Should […]

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Soul ashes

Does the act scattering ashes release the soul?

I don’t tend to write about spiritual matters very often, mainly because I don’t feel qualified. However, a phone call from a customer the other day got me thinking, the conversation went something like this: Are you still operating boats for scattering through COVID-19? Yes, but with reduced number of attendees. Is it true the […]

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Used Tupperware – Now that is a conundrum?

Ashes dilemmas pop up in every walk of life. I have just finished Richard Osman’s best seller – The Thursday Murder Club about a group of septuagenarians living in a retirement village, who are engaged upon solving a crime that is in their vicinity. A brilliant novel, twists and turns with the most excellent characterisation. […]

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Council ponders the profit from a Columbarium

What should a council charge someone for a niche in their Columbarium? An interesting question, the Henley Standard reported on this giving us a rare insist into the machinations of a local authority in such matters. The town council has spent around £90,000 to fix up and convert a disused non-conformist chapel into a columbarium […]

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Lockdown, Walks and Scattering

I think most people will consider this third lockdown at best tedious and depressing. However it did mean the enforced circumference of activity meant that I have gone out and explored my locality more enjoying the joys on the doorstep. I am relatively fortunate that we are base on the edge of Dartmoor, with all […]

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Minehead North Somerset: Bristol Channel

Scattering Ashes on the Bristol Channel from a Boat Location Minehead Somerset Area of operation Bristol Channel Type of boat 10m Cougar Catamaran Duration of trip Up to 3hrs Capacity of boat 11 persons Refreshments None Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may find distressing. […]

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What is the definition of an Urn?

There are various definitions on an Urn, let’s ignore those specifically referring to a large receptacle for tea and such like and focus on those that contain ashes, oops have I just given the game away? Let’s see…  Urn (noun: urn; plural noun: urns)So Google pops up with the following: a tall, rounded vase with […]

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Ashes on a Road Trip – Indian Movie

There has not been much in the way of films and film festivals this year, however Tokyo manged to have theirs and there was one entrant from India. Karkhanisanchi Waari – Ashes on a Road Trip Synopsis: The Karkhanis family is the last joint family in Pune. When the eldest patriarch in the family passes […]

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Cremation Ashes as a Marketing Ploy

Nothing new in the world they say. Well perhaps, but this is certainly different. There is a famous restaurant in the Las Vegas called the Heart Attack Grill. Its whole method of promotion is entirely paradoxical. It is famous for telling you that their food is very very bad for you. They are in the […]

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Sky Burials in Japan

Sky Burials in Japan The Japanese have caught onto the idea of Sky Burials: ashes taken high into the sky and scattered on the edge of the stratosphere. I spotted this article in the Times, it is interesting for a few reasons. The article says that Balloon Kobo the company came up with the idea, […]

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Ann Bates – Individual Urn Ceramicist

Ann makes individually hand built ceramic funerary urns using stoneware clay. Inspiration for decoration and often the shape of an urn comes from the natural world – seed heads, leaves and shells being a favourite choice. An interest in ancient standing stones with their carved decoration and symbols can also be evidenced in her work. […]

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Ashes in Devon found

Now where did I leave that bag?

Well David Cameron forgot to take his kids back from the pub if you remember, so I suppose leaving cremation ashes behind is understandable? A dog walker reported a bag left near a busy road in Paignton in Torbay, Devon at around 8am on 1- September morning. It turned out to be a bag containing […]

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Lancashire: Fleetwood Fylde Coast

Scattering Ashes at Sea – Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast Location Fleetwood, Lancashire Area of operation  Irish sea Type of boat Aquastar 38 Duration of trip Up to 1 hour Capacity of boat  12 People Refreshments Not Available Ceremony Scattering ashes directly onto the water can lead to them being blown about which some families may […]

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Mother’s Day Competition

Mother’s Day Competition Want to treat your mum to a fabulous Devon Cream tea at @GlazbrookHouseHotel on us? Enter our Mother’s Day Competition. We’re on the hunt for a mother and daughter to feature in our new brochure. If you and your mum/daughter would like to have your hair and makeup professionally done, be photographed […]

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Can someone scatter ashes for me? Yes

Can someone scatter ashes for me? A lot of people leave last requests regarding where they want their ashes to be scattered, as family member or friend this may turn out to be quite an onerous task.  People’s choice of locations for the final resting place of their ashes can be hugely varied – a […]

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