Well it has started…

The countdown to possibly the biggest and most important social event of the year has begun, and I am not talking about Mrs T’s funeral although,  I do believe quite strongly that the organisers would do well to take a leaf out of my social planning handbook. 

As you may, or may not aware are, I am getting married in the summer. “hurrah” I hear some of you cry “really?” I hear all my former Internet datees mutter in raised eyebrow disbelief while propping up bars across the UK.

Well yes, it is true, I am to marry this summer and I am planning to do the whole thing on a budget-hence my social planning handbook. So far I have purchased a dress, bridesmaid dresses, bunting, bunting, bunting oh and some bunting and various other fabulous bridal items and have spent about £7. Now… surely if I can organise the most important day of my life on a budget, it’s not much to ask for Maggie’s demise to be marked in a similar fashion-after all it is the most important day of her death, so to speak.

I was going to suggest that we should all pop round to some of the poorest Sun reading areas of the country (because they all loved her after all) with a bucket and ask everyone to chip in, but in the nick of time I remembered the welfare reforms and realised just how tactless that would be. Darn that Government of ours…

So another idea might be to make do and mend perhaps? There must be someone on ebay knocking out pre owned coffins and with with a bit of upcycling who knows what kind of beautiful thing could be created? Get Kirsty Allsopp on the case, she loves a challenge and with a bit of wire wool and some vintage floral fabric anything is possible.

Now…talking of all things floral I will be ‘doing’ my own flowers for my big day and this will involve a trip to Tescos in the pleasure bus (Ford Galaxy) the day before to stock up. Surely this set up could work equally well for a funeral?

You see, with a bit of thought and application (oh and a teensy weensy bit of good old common sense) it really is possible to organise even relatively substantial social events for less than £10 million..now as for those irritating little welfare reforms don’t get me started…actually it warms my heart to think that Daily Mail readers across the nation have got so much to occupy them this week, they must be laughing and crying in equal measure. “Poor Margaret…so sad…weep…weep…weep”  “Stupid poor work shy nasty people…serves them right hahhahhahhah.” But this all begs the REALLY BIG question….what WOULD Diana say?

Published by Sarah Adams

I am the author of The Life Edit, an eight step personal development coaching programme that harnesses the power of journalling and writing to help people make transformational changes to their lives. I am also journalist and writer who has worked for newspapers, magazines, TV and online for the last 35 years, and an accredited personal development practitioner. I have written books, appeared on TV and radio and have worked in the world of corporate communications as a senior manager. I launched and ran The Community Media Group for ten years-this is a social enterprise that exists to produce professional, community newspapers in socially challenging areas as well as providing free training.

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