Entries by Veronika Sophia Robinson

Love At The Treble Clef Cafe

So, ten years ago, I spent the Summer writing romance novels. I’d rise early at about 4.30 and write for a few hours before starting my work day. Well, those five novels have ended up ‘napping’ on my laptop for a decade. February is romance-novel month, so that’s a perfect time for them to be […]

Write That Eulogy

Write That Eulogy: the art and craft of biographical storytelling ISBN 978-1-7398336-6-4 ©  Veronika Sophia Robinson ©  Extract from Changing Places by Paul Robinson ©  Cover illustration by Sarah Esau   Cover design, interior design and typesetting: Starflower Press   Literary Criticism UK £12.99 Published by Starflower Press www.starflowerpress.com 170 pages     “It is […]

Celebrant’s Notebook: Wedding at Augill Castle

Veronika Robinson has had the immense pleasure of being a celebrant for twenty seven years. She officiates across all rites of passage from Callanish to Cornwall (and overseas upon request) however mostly works in Cumbria. She is a tutor at Heart-led Ceremonies Celebrant Training and editor of The Celebrant magazine.   This intimate wedding ceremony […]

Celebrant’s Notebook: Children at Funerals

By Veronika Robinson   Across the years, the question of whether children should be ‘allowed’ at funerals has remained a sensitive topic. There’s no definitive black-and-white answer, however, I would like to share the case for, and place of, children at funeral ceremonies. A few years ago, my best friend ended her life. It coincided […]

Celebrant Training: do you know the difference between certificates based on aptitude and those on attendance?

    When searching for a celebrant-training course, it is vital that you’re aware of a distinct difference between outcomes. Some organisations give anyone who attends their course a certificate which declares them to be a ‘professional celebrant’.     As a celebrant trainer, there are deep concerns that I have with this approach. It means that […]