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Everybody's Free - a song to start the new year.

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Everybody's Free - a song to start the new year.

Despite my love for the lyrics of Finneas O'Connell and James Blunt currently, this song seems to be everywhere I turn (as with the numbers 2222) and so I thought I'd share it as many of its words speak to me

Its been around for a while, but I bet some will hear for the first time and some will be grateful to hear it again. Such simple yet wise words... "You are not as fat as you imagine" and "Don't worry about the future" resonate with me... but "Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours [heart]" is good advice. I've never lived in New York City or California (although I have lived in the USA) so new additions to my Bucket List... why not ? :) 

Which of the lyrics 'speak' to you? You can comment below.

The song, released in 1999, was written by Nigel Andrew Swanston and Tim Cox and performed by artist Baz Lurhmann. I've copied the lyrics below. 

Listen to the song here on YouTube: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5giWfpANMac

Lyrics
Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '97
Wear sunscreen
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it
A long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists
Whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable
Than my own meandering experience, I will dispense this advice now
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth, oh, never mind
You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth
Until they've faded, but trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back
At photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now
How much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked
You are not as fat as you imagine
Don't worry about the future
Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing Bubble gum
The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind
The kind that blindsides you at 4 p.m. On some idle Tuesday
Do one thing every day that scares you
Saying, don't be reckless with other people's hearts
Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours
Floss
Don't waste your time on jealousy
Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind
The race is long and in the end, it's only with yourself
Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults, if you succeed in doing this, tell me how
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements
Stretch
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life.
The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives
Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't
Get plenty of calcium
Be kind to your knees
You'll miss them when they're gone
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't
Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't
Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the 'Funky Chicken'
On your 75th wedding anniversary
Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much
Or berate yourself either
Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's
Enjoy your body, use it every way you can
Don't be afraid of it or what other people think of it
It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your own living room
Read the directions even if you don't follow them
Do not read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly
Brother and sister together we'll make it through
Some day a spirit will take you and guide you there

 

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Happy Healthy Peaceful Holidays To All...

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Happy Healthy Peaceful Holidays To All...

Bold Beanies cancer headwear and all those at our little factory rebelfamily-production would like to wish you all Peaceful and Merry Holidays

A time to remember those who are no longer with us. A time to show love to those alone. A time to bask in the magic. A time to reflect and be grateful. A time to eat, share and drink and recharge for the forthcoming year and new challenges. 

As cancer doesn't stop for Christmas, we will still be shipping our chemo alopecia headwear, head wraps, headscarves, PICC covers and cancer gifts throughout the whole festive period, albeit at a slightly slower service than normal. For all those of you that are newly diagnosed or looking for cancer hats for loved ones, we understand and we care. 

Bold Beanies are designed with style, ease and comfort in mind, by me, Emilienne. I had chemotherapy for Breast Cancer 12 years ago over Christmas. One of my memories of that time is watching her very young children decorate the lower branches of their Christmas tree... and with no energy, thats how it stayed. I was very ill, but very grateful for every moment... and still am. I look forward to a big new family Christmas (and birthday!) with new traditions and lots of love. 

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Friends of Anchor Charity Men’s Chemo Hats

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Friends of Anchor Charity Men’s Chemo Hats

Liberty Mens Camouflage Blue Cancer Chemo Hat for Friends of Anchor Charity  https://www.instagram.com/p/B5X8oy7ngih/?igshid=1jcef3dn4ylvl Very proud to support this lovely charity Friends of Anchor with our Chemo hats for men, women and kids.  Friends of Anchor is run by a small team and stewarded by a committee comprised of senior representatives from the ANCHOR Unit wards and clinics, and the business community, the charity’s aim is to help provide the best possible treatment, care and support to patients. Find out more about this wonderful charity here: https://www.friendsofanchor.org/ Bold Beanies range of cancer chemo headwear for men, women and kids are designed...

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Lisa with Incurable Breast Cancer Dresses Up For Chemo!

Posted by Carl Pettitt on

Lisa with Incurable Breast Cancer Dresses Up For Chemo!

I dress for chemo, like it's a special day out" - Lisa Fry has incurable breast cancer and she uses her love of fashion to make every day extraordinary. Extremely proud to call Lisa a friend. In fact 'The Lisa' Bold Beanie was initially made for and is named after Lisa and her love of animal prints. We could definitely learn some things about life from this remarkable woman. Watch her little video about her strategy to cope with secondary Breast Cancer and still feel like herself on BBC Gloucestershire here:   https://www.facebook.com/bbcgloucestershire/videos/2481325778855307/ You can also follow Lisa on Instagram at...

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Picc Sleeve to cover & protect a diabetes Libre Sensor

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

Picc Sleeve to cover & protect a diabetes Libre Sensor

"Hi, Your company was recommended to me I wear a Libre Sensor on my arm to test my blood sugars. It's about the size of a 2 pound coin I seem to catch it when at work and worried I will pull out I wondered if you do some form of arm band please Look forward to hearing from you, Judith"

Judith contacted us a few weeks ago with a problem with a Libre sensor for her diabetes. We were able to find a PICC line for her and she has since had a few more :) Judith no longer worries about her sensor being pulled out of her arm, which has actually happened and was very painful. 

PICC line covers are great for protecting PICC Lines and other ports for lots of devices... giving you extra security and peace of mind from snagging. 

If you require one for a different part of the arm, please contact Emilienne directly and we will do our upmost to make sure you have a cover sleeve that fits correctly. They are not medical dressings, but they are  thin soft stretchy breathable cotton sleeves. 

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