I became an celebrant in May 2016, deciding to follow this vocation after being widowed in 2015. Kindness and compassion to others has always been my priority when working with people.
Throughout my career I have worked in various roles supporting people, mostly in the voluntary sector. I started working in these roles after completing an Honours degree in Psychology.
Co-ordinating social inclusion projects for older people with sensory loss and supporting unpaid carers across Moray, I loved being able to use my creative flair to organise social events and activities. Listening to people’s life stories is fascinating and I enjoyed being able to find creative ways to encourage people to feel included in their community.
I take the same care and attention when writing celebrations of life. I enjoy personalising services that truly reflect a person and how they lived their life. I also create other ceremonies for all different occasions, including naming ceremonies and renewal of wedding vows, in fact I can create a ceremony for any occasion that marks a significant moment in your life.
In my spare time I love to watch my two lurchers running free on the beaches in the local area.
At home crocheting is a favourite hobby, particularly blankets. I like to be creative and my blankets normally evolve to reflect the person who will receive it.
I also like to get creative in the kitchen and love to bake, from cupcakes to homemade tablet.
I’d love to hear your story, so if you are planning a ceremony for any occasion, please get in touch.