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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 you scatter ashes anywhere?

Can you scatter ashes anywhere? The answer is no you can’t. The law in UK is very relaxed compared to many countries but you need the landowners permission. Someone landowners are fine and others are not. As a general rule of thumb the more open and spacious the more likely you are to get permission.…

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I want a Viking Funeral – What can I do?

“Dad said he wanted a Viking funeral; can it be done” this is pretty much as a call we received last week. This is not as unusual request as you might think, films, novels, TV series like Game of Thrones or Vikings amongst other things trigger something within our imagination. And there is something about…

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Is a will the last word on ashes? 2019

Wills are funny things. They can be as eccentric as the people who make them. Think of Jonathan Jackson, who set aside a small fortune in his will for the construction of a mansion for cats. Or Houdini, who asked his wife to conduct a séance each year on the anniversary of his death. We…

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What to say when scattering ashes

What to say while scattering ashes

What to say while scattering ashes Picking the right words to say while scattering ashes can seem daunting, but with a bit of preparation and thought  it isn’t too tricky can be very cathartic. What you are looking to do is capture the essence of the person, without waffling or getting too upset. With a…

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Flower Symbolism for Water Ceremonies

Flower Symbolism for Water Ceremonies Flower Symbolism for Water Ceremonies. Using flowers can add a very special element to your ceremony.  You can add different flowers simply because you like them. Or you might like to add flowers because they mean something symbolic to you, your family or your beliefs. Flowers can be a central…

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Ash Wednesday everyone.  So if like me you’re still full from the pancakes yesterday you’re not alone! Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day is when many countries with a Christian population celebrate. Traditionally you would empty your larder of all the goodies before you embarked upon Lent. You can see the almost literal translation in…

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Scattering and Cremation Ashes Law in France

What is the law in France concerning cremation ashes and scattering ashes? France is a progressive secular state, however when it comes to death it seems to be rather conservative in its outlook. Whilst just over half of the population (51%) assert being Christian (with Roman Catholicism being by far and away the most practised…

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Funerals Your Way by Sarah Jones

Funerals Your Way: A Person Centred Approach to Planning a Funeral by Sarah Jones Sarah Jones from Full Circle Funerals asked me to have a look at her new book on how to plan a funeral, the first thing to say is I am a fan of Sarah and her company, and I don’t think…

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Mother’s Day. We’re offering £10 off every Vermeil Gold Heart this week and delivered FREE next day as long as your order is placed before 12pm. We want to celebrate all those amazing mums who may no longer be with us but have left their lasting legacy with us. Just one day a year…

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Ashes put into a Vinyl Record

After a truly unique way to remember some you loved? We work with a british company that can put the cremation ashes of your loved one into 12 inch vinyl record. Whether you want to hear a recording of their voice or a desert island discs type compilation we can help. A small amount of…

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Ashes into Fireworks video – Self-fire Rockets

Ashes into Fireworks video – Self-fire Rockets Fireworks are a fabulous option for a spectacular send-off, watch our ashes into fireworks video to see how one family gave their loved one a truly memorable send-off. The rockets are powerful, colourful and will make any fire ceremony go with a bang. Ashes into fireworks You have two choices…

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Christmas – coping with bereavement 2020

Christmas – coping with bereavement Christmas can be a very difficult time of year. It’s always brings the family memories rushing forward, especially if it a first anniversary since your loved one passed away. We have a few ideas for surviving Christmas but everyone is different so please do speak to others who have been…

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