Well, Like Matty travelling back from Ireland I got back from travelling to Scotland for the funeral today. I thought i would tell all you guys about it.
Dont read on if your fed up as i am gonna talk about the funeral.!!
Well if a funeral could be nice, it was nice!! We arrived at the church which is called our lady of the sea and it is in a fishing port on the coast. Loads of people came, family, friends , people from my childhood. It was lovely as my uncle and aunt wanted a formal black suit and clothes do, i thought that would be so depressing , but everyone looked so smart and beautiful. The church was lovley and modern inside although it is very old outside which was a surprise. My Uncle coped remarkably well during the day.
Then we had a 20 procession to the crematorium along the beautiful west coast of scotland, my auntie chose it even though it meant a drive for us all, but i could see why. I HATE these things , but this one, well, it was modern, a quick ceremony but looking with a huge picture window behind the priest onto the hills and down to the sea.....it really took your mind into being comforted and happy. And they had a no noise curtain around the coffin, when they gave you time just to say goodbye in your own time, not rushed or very final, Also it was good as they didnt move the body till we were all away, again so much better.
Then back to the village to a friendly hotel, got lovely thick Scotch broth and sandwiches and sausage rolls, and everyone chatted and laughed, saw people i hadnt seen for thirty years! And had a traditional Scottish wake. We were wishing Auntie was with us , she would have loved her funeral, but you know we have had many family get togethers, i know she planned it that way
So drove home this morning, tired but just a bit relieved its over, it was so hard when she was in the hospice. I was proud of Katy and hubby, mixing so well with people they didnt know from my school etc.But straight back into the brink, Katy had to go Back to school and drama practice and interviews at school tonight. But i will enjoy the normality whilst i can!!