Nope, not a Northerner.
We live in cornwall, but for the last few years, the a lot of our time had been spent up North in various hospitals. And in Exeter and lots in Great Ormond Street (London).
Like i think it was Mame asked, i was just going to update you all on how it went.
In a nutshell, it was perfect.
There were far more people than we expected, loads of them had to stand around the edge. My brother didn't read the poem in the end, just my sister, he was too upset.
My uncle gave a brilliant speech, had the whole room in tears from the start. My mum got as far as about two sentances before she couldn't do anymore, but of course everyone understood, and my aunt finished it for her.
My dad didn't have a speech he just thanked everyone for coming, reminded everyone what Lilia was like, played a video of her playing with May. Then he started handing out milkshakes, slightly unexpected by nice nonw the less. Some supermarkets have got to be compleately out of milkshake right now.
I finished my speech, and more. I think i went blabbing on for about 5 minutes. I don't even know what i said.
Some of Lilia's friends from the hospital read her a lullaby. That was hard because i remember Lil reading a similar one to a little boy who passed away in September, so it was wierd to hear it read to Lilia.
The music was perfect for it, i didn't like the last song but hey.
The coffin was lovely, it had "Princess Lilia" on it in black and it was Lilac.
Her class from school released a while dove outside, and 10 while ballons with messages in. That was really nice.
On the other hand, the burial was absolutly aweful. Just imagining her in a box underground was not nice. We were going to get her cremated but couldnt handel the thought of her getting burned, i think we'd have perfered that now. But it feels like Lilia can finially rest and go wherever now.
We don't have a head stone yet, just a crappy little wooden cross, but we'll have it sometime in the new year.
I gotta go now, we have to got for a meal with everyone.
10 hours and 20 minutes till this crappy year is over.
"Happy" new bloody year.
I hope this one's better.
Hope you all have a good time tonight, we're having about 50 people over ours, not sure how that's going to work out... Should be interesting.