What other words or phrases do you use instead of saying the words died or death?

Recently, at Horsham Death Café we discovered 47 words or phrases that people use rather than say that someone has ‘died’ or there has been a ‘death’. Yes 45! How many can you think of before checking the list that follows?
Passed over
He popped his clogs
Kicked the bucket
She went to sleep
Passed away                                                                                                                    Transition
Pushing up the daisies
Gone to heaven
Shuffled off the mortal coil Read more

Let’s be honest and say how it really is.

If he was a miserable old bugger and admits to the fact, why not honour his essence? Focus on the positive and all the things that person brought into your life. Nobody will want to listen for 10 minutes about all the medication he was on and all the falls and tumbles. Read more

Gingerbread Coffin Biscuits

  • 350g (120zs) plain flour
  • 11/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g (4ozs) butter
  • 175g (6ozs) light muscovado sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • Writing icing to decorate

Heat oven to 180 C 350 F or gas mark 4. Line two baking trays with non stick baking paper. Mix the flour, ginger, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl. Cut butter into chunks. Rub it into the flour until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Break the eggs into a small bowl and mix in the syrup. Add it to the flour. Stir everything together and squeeze into a smooth dough. Roll out until it is as thick as your little finger. Cut dough into coffin shapes using a template and place onto the trays. Bake for 12-15 minutes until dark golden. Leave biscuits on the tray for a few minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool before decorating. Enjoy!