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Pride on TV

June is Pride Month, so I thought I’d take a look at some ground-breaking moments on television.  In October 1991 we saw the first gay commitment ceremony on a show called Roc, starring Charles S. Dutton.  Roc’s uncle Russell, played by Richard Roundtree (the famous...

The Funeral of Prince Philip

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral ceremony was on Saturday 17th April 2021 at 3pm, and took place in St. George’s Chapel, Windsor.   The Prince himself had carefully planned his own funeral.  This included readings, hymns and...
Harry & Meghan’s Private Wedding?

Harry & Meghan’s Private Wedding?

I wanted to talk about the exciting Meghan and Harry interview by Oprah that happened this year.  As a Celebrant, one of the things that really got my attention with that interview was when Meghan said that they were actually married three days before their big...
Grief at Christmas-time

Grief at Christmas-time

Christmas is often a wonderful time, anticipated with excitement and hope.  However, for the grieving, it can be incredibly difficult and isolating.  I view Christmas as a giant magnifying glass; if you’re happy with family, friends and loved-ones, these blessings are...
Ceremony for Grieving Children

Ceremony for Grieving Children

The recent loss of actor Chadwick Boseman has sent a wave of collective grief around the world.  Arguably most famous for his role as Black Panther (T’Challa) in the Marvel film franchise, Chadwick played the first black superhero; an important role-model for so...
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