I had promised to let you know how it went and some of the children felt I should say that it was harder to burn than we expected, just so that you could possibly say in the instructions that it needed quite a bit of bbq gel to ignite it.
It was a very emotional day for us all as you can imagine but the incident with the boat helped to lift the mood and Charlie would have been the first one to be chuckling so, as I said earlier, it was a very fitting send off for him and certainly not stressful because of the boat as you suggested. Also I do agree with you that humour does help in this situation however strange some would view this.
Anyway, thank you again for your kind consideration.
[Viking Longboat Urn]