This was the first Death Cafe run by Kristine Rose and Barbara Greene. Although both women have professional lives that are involved in death matters they both strongly support the Death Cafe protocol of not using it as a platform to promote business and so ran the Cafe accordingly. There were 7 participants who initially mixed and mingled with a cuppa and cake outside in the warm autumn afternoon glow. The group then decided to move inside the house and even though people knew there was no agenda, everyone spoke of matters entirely to do with life, mortality and death. The overall ambience was light and there was ease in sharing both laughter and tears. Everyone present was keen to attend regular gatherings and there was spoken appreciation of the safety to go into the topic of death and acknowledgement that to do so made us feel even more fully alive.