Monday, 19 January 2009


Yes yes, so much for my New Year resolution of blogging at least once a week *slap on wrist*

My excuse is that I've been working hard! I've been busy as a bee preparing and giving presentations about Sentiment Ltd - There have been some hairy moments and a few times when all 6 computers in this office were on their way out the window - PowerPoint and myself are not friends!! However, all in all, it has been a fun start to 2009.

This last week I met up with a TV production company who approached me with the view of possibly hosting a TV show about funerals. So I headed into London Town to meet the TV company and talk through their ideas. The nice TV chap said to me... "We want to follow the stories of 6 people who are dying. They will need to pre-plan their funeral and then when they die we will film it." He went on to tell me that he needs to do this in a 6 month time scale! I sort of looked at the poor guy with a bit of a blank expression and asked him what happens if these people live beyond the 6 months?

His response was... "Well, if they've got something like motor neurone disease, they're guaranteed to die right?" Oh my god I wanted to laugh so hard! If it wasn't for the fact he was so sweet and genuinely serious, with all the best intentions of showing funerals in the right light, I may have slapped him in the face and told him to wake up to the reality that this real life we are talking about?

Anyway, I saw it as endearing and naive, so I'll forgive him and hope that he has gone back to the drawing board with a bit more research, understanding and compassion! I suppose when you've had no experience whatsoever with death and dying, you can see life so black and white!


  1. Oh my word, that is both completely hilarious and utterly depressing at the same time.

  2. Jayzus. Good telly, eh? Here, dear viewer (settle back, now), are six people and THEY'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!! So the suspense is killing you? Nothing to what it's doing to them. The morbid fascination is spellbinding. Whoops, there goes one now. Aww, wasn't that touching? Awwwwwww!

    As Hillary says, simultaneously hilarious and depressing. No harm done. Nice man, but a twit.

    Want to see you up there on the plasma all the same, though, Louise!! Great post!!

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  4. Very interesting post and I fully agree with Hillary!! :)