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When Lily met Arkoudaki

Emma loves cuddlies. She has always loved them,her favourite is Hippo Hips, a big and soft “girl” hippo she had rescued from among the elephants on a wet day in Ikea. She also has two other very special teddies, to remind her of Georgie. I wasn’t surprised when, on our flight from London to Zante two weeks ago, she asked me to buy her Lily, the easyJet mascot teddy. And I couldn’t say no. I didn’t want to say no. When you lose a child, it is hard to say no to your surviving one. So we got Lily and took her with us on our Greek odyssey. Lily proved the ideal travelling companion. She was polite and pleasant yet quite daring in her culinary choices and insisted on trying the local sweets in Zante, as you can see for yourselves: In no time, she had been promoted to be Emma’s day cuddly (no-one can replace Hippo at night, sorry!) and the two of them became inseparable. She fitted perfectly into our family, quite literally. …