Originally from Bexhill on Sea in East Sussex, I now live in Ilminster, Somerset with my husband Phil, our four dogs, six cats, our rabbit and our guinea pig…………yes, I’m a bit mad on animals! My daughter Tegan lives not far from us either so we are all quite a close family.
I became a Civil Celebrant after the loss of our twins and then my father. With the loss of twins I felt somewhat abandoned by ‘religion’, with the thoughts of why would a ‘good god’ allow something so awful to happen to us. It set me on a different track spiritually and, over time, I found peace within myself. I then lost my father in 2012. Now he was a character! Totally non-religious, there was no way I could have a vicar perform his service; he always believed that God would strike him down if he ever set foot in a church, and so a ‘Celebrant’ was sought to conduct his ceremony. It was the most moving and personal funeral ceremony I had ever been to and we came away feeling uplifted and contented that we had ‘done our Dad proud’.