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Burnley FC says no to Radio 5 presenter

Burnley FC has number of famous supports perhaps the the most famous is Prince Charles (I was a little surprised to read this too) anyway among the faithful is Radio 5 Presenter Tony Livesey. In a discussion about the Brazilian club Corinthians offering burial plots for their fans Mr Livsey, proclaimed that he was going to…

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Cremation in Norway – not what you would think

A Nordic send-off conjures up images of iconic viking pyres, right? Wrong,  turns out they are not big fans of cremation There is something of odd here, the percentage of Danes and Swedes opting for cremation is circa 70%+, nothing surprising there comparable with many secular progressive democracies, but Norway figures range from 36% (Wikipedia)…

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Je suis coupable… of keeping ashes?!

Our Gallic cousins appear to have a different attitude to keeping ashes at home, well I say different attitude – it is actually illegal! In fact 72-year old widow has been convicted by a local court for keeping ashes of her deceased husband. She missed him and she wanted him near by, so last year…

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Ashes kept in the house: is a ghost more likely to be present

I was hoping to do this post for Halloween, never mind. Keeping my eye out for a ash related interest I came across the question: If you keep ashes inside your house is this is more likely to retain the ghost of that individual or attract other ghosts in the vicinity? I suspended my own…

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Social Media – give us a thumbs up

Social media what’s it all about ah? Truth is it moves so quickly and leaves the vast majority of us a bit bewildered – ‘have you pintrested this and that, oh I have moved to intagram as facebook is not for me …. what ah?!? etc etc .’ What I do know is that an…

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They are fighting it out over cremation ashes memorial diamonds

There is no love lost in the Memorial Diamond world with claim and counter claim who is real? Are the Russian ones fake? Who is a ripping you off? So as a consumer you get to feel a bit unsure – what is real and what is not, who are the good guys and who can…

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A Scattering by Christopher Reid

I don’t profess to be a poetry buff, I wonder whether this                                                                                               is because I spent too long hearing my father say: Pah, that isn’t a poem: poems rhyme. Whilst these day I don’t subscribe to that theory, I often find myself having read a poem wondering whether I have missed the point or the subtle…

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What Are the Pearl-Like Objects Found in Monks’ Ashes After Cremation? Still None the wiser!

Some time back I posted on the subject of the bead/pearl like objects occasionally found after a certain Buddhist monks are cremated – known as sarira or ringsels. These objects are highly prized and supposed to be a sign of divinity. However try as I might I could not find what they were or how they were…

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