19 November 2011

A Lush day :)

I just remembered that I forgot to tell you about my day at Lush in Poole.  It was so amazing that it is now up there in my top 3 ever things that I've done. They were really, really nice to me and Milly and I just loved the whole day so much that I was quite sad when it was over.
I'm trying to remember the names of everyone so here goes - Karen, Jack, Dan and Olga met me and spent the day going around with us ... is that right?  I wish I could remember all the names of the people that let me destroy the jobs they were meant to be doing, like the comforter bubble bars!  Mine were so bad that I don't think they'll ever see a Lush shop lol.  Filling the snowfairy bottles wasn't any better and it was so quick, I can't believe that they have to move the bottle so fast.  The funniest test was when I was trying to tie the bows on the gift boxes and they were just moving down the belt thing so fast that I kept bumping into the end.  But they were all really nice to me and I didn't meet a single miserable person in there, so mum and me have decided that Lush is a happy smiley place to work and it smells good too.
If any of you follow my Facebook page (alice pyne) you'll have seen the photos of my very own bottles of Snowfairy which they made me special 'made by Alice Pyne' stickers to go on.  All Lush things have a sticker on them so that you know who made it or who packed it and I was so pleased to get my own batch.  I don't know where my bottles have gone, but if you all have a look in your nearest Lush shop, you might find one.  You must let me know cos it will be fun to see where they ended up.  I got a big box of goodies and I got to go to the Lush spa which was so relaxing, so thank you LUSH, you made me so happy and I am enjoying my daily baths.

Before I tell you something about my treatment, I have something really exciting to tell you.  There's going to be a second 'Alice' mug from Emma Bridgewater, but this time for my own charity here in Cumbria.  I was so pleased when I heard this and I've got my designs drawn and can't wait to show you all what my second mug will look like.  There'll be mountains and lakes and hopefully Mabel too! 

The other news is that I had another scan at Alder Hey last week and it looks like it's spreading a bit quicker than I hoped.  There isn't many things that they can do now but my consultant did say that I could try some radiation to see if it will help for a bit. So we met my new consultant at Clatterbridge who is called Freda and she's really nice.  This week we've been away doing the planning and I had my mask made which is like having a plaster of paris put over your head and shoulders to make a mould. I've had some more scans done and there's just a little bit left to do before I start having my treatment.  Unfortunately, I'm going to be there on my 16th birthday so I don't think that will be a fun day but I suppose that if I want to do the treatment I need to do it properly.  Mum is on the computer now looking for somewhere to live or we might drive, I don't know yet but Dad said we'll book a hotel for my birthday night so that it's special.

When we got home last night, the Ulverston Curry Club had dropped off a special certificate for me and my family saying we were their Citizens of the Year.  I thought that the curry club was like a Chinese restaurant or something but mum and dad explained that they support lots of good causes in the area and do not spend all their time eating curry! So thank you x

Next Friday, I'm doing something with friends for my 16th birthday and on the next day we're having our family christmas day. If you follow me on twitter I keep talking about my #Christmasinnovember and although I should be here for the one in December as well, I'm not risking it and making sure that I get my pressies lol. I'm joking, we're going to give just a couple of presents and then maybe wander into town as it's the Dickensian weekend in Ulverston and it's very Christmassy. 


51 comments:

  1. i'll keep an eye out for you in Lush, Carmarthen! sometimes i buy something because the guy on the sticker is cute! tee hee! looking forward to adding your next EB mug to my collection. have a lovely birthday bash with your friends! xx

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  2. Happy Birthday early!
    Lots of prayers your treatement goes well.

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  3. I have been following your blog since day 1. Your words and attitude have blessed me very much. My prayers continue to be with you. God bless and keep that beautiful attitude and love of making the best of life shine through.
    : )

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  4. You are such a inspiration,your courage is unbelievable and what you have done in raising awareness for donating bone marrow is amazing i hope you have a fanatstic birthday and novemeber xmas xx

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  5. The day at LUSH sounds wonderful. I can't wait to see the sketch for your new mug. You have been so busy. We are all keeping you in our prayers and love your amazing attitude.

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  6. Awesome update, Alice. I'd never heard of Lush before I started to read your blog. Now I can't to learn more about it. Have a wonderful Christmas in November!

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  7. Happy early 16th birthday, Alice, and Happy Christmas in November to ALL. The Dickensian weekend sounds like a lovely way to spend Christmas. As with every other day I wish you well, you and your whole family, animals incuded, are forever in my prayers.

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  8. Happy early 16th birthday, Alice, and Happy Christmas in November to ALL. The Dickensian weekend sounds like a lovely way to spend Christmas. As with every other day I wish you well, you and your whole family, animals incuded, are forever in my prayers.

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  9. Happy birthday and Merry NoMismas(combo between November and christmas!)!

    Hope everything goes good! <3 from Hawaii

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  10. Hope you have a wonderful Birthday and Christmas-in-November!! You are a true inspiration and a blessing to many :)

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  11. I'll be looking out in lush, I think your bottles could become a pricless item! People might end up auctioning them off, ha ha! Hope you have fun with your friends for your birthday. Sending hugs and happy thoughts x

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  12. Hoping your birthday is very special for you despite the treatment. Sending prayers and blessings from New Zealand to you and your family.

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  13. Thanks for updating your blog Alice, its great to hear what you've been up to. I'll look in Lush, Belfast next weekend to see if any of your Snowfairy made it to N.Ireland. Enjoy your Birthday/Christmas weekend. xx

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  14. you have created a wonderful blog simply outstanding and mind blowing .I LIKED IT LOT

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  15. all sounds amazing Alice. don't know where you get the energy from but I'm glad you do. Hope the radiotherapy works well. xx

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  16. Happy Birthay Alice! May you have a lovely Birthday. My prayers are always with you. You are the loveliest 16 year old girl in the world =)

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  17. You never fail to make me smile, precious girl. I wish we had Lush here. It sounds fantastic.

    I hope you have an amazing birthday, and Christmas in November. Mostly, I hope your treatment provides you with relief and remission.You have too much left to do, you can't leave us yet!

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  18. Hope you have a lovely birthday with your friends XXX

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  19. I'll take a look at the Lush shop here in Parma for the Snowfairy... Then I'll let you know! Please reveal asap thr new mug design... I LOVE mountains! Have a nice day <3

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  20. Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday Alice! I hope you celebrations and your radiation all go well. I hope there are lots of smiles, laughs, presents, and memories made!

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  21. Dearest Alice, I wonder if they have your LUSH bottle here in Italy, if I bump into one of them, I'll surely let you know! Woww, you are such a creative, shiny, lovely person that one imagines only in fairytales :) hope you'll have a nice evening with your friends, and also a very christmasy-Christmas with your family. Also, hope that the treatment goes well. Love, manner

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  22. Celebrate each day as you do, I enjoy hearing about your goals. I hope you have a happy 16th birthday!

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  23. Hi Alice,

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday and enjoy your early Christmas. Happy to hear an update from you! Can't wait to hear how your birthday and Christmas go!

    Hugs and love,
    Alyson in SC, USA

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  24. Hello there :), I stumbled across your blog as I was looking for inspiration for my own and I was touched by your story. I showed your blog to my girlfriend and she thinks you're the girl she heard about on the radio when she was driving home from work. The girl that inspired her to join the bone marrow transplant register. She joined the register as soon as she got home and she got her donor card a few days ago. She's very excited about the fact that she could help save someone's life. You're a great person :). Hope you cross lots more stuff off your list :D good luck.

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  25. Happy Brithday & Merry Christmas.. And I hope you have many more.

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  26. How cool Alice. I love Lush. They are like magic.
    What a special day you had.
    I love the idea of these two Christmases. You might just start a trend.
    Happy Birthday in advance. But I will wish it to you on your real one. Might as well have 2 birthdays while you are doubling up on the XMASES!
    xoxoxox Tracey

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  27. Happy birthday! Each one is a gift, but you know that already. Enjoy your day, and keep being fabulous love!!

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  28. Glad you had a good time :) You really do deserve it; more people should have the strength that your family shows. You guys deserve the award, you are an inspiration to us all.

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  29. Hi Alice! I'm glad to here you had such a great time at LUSH. Your photo is great! My daughter has the same Mini Med pump. Is yours insulin also? She's had hers for about 10 years now. I was telling her your story today and she was really touched. We both think you are amazing. Merry Christmas and happy birthday!

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  30. Hi, Alice...it's Mel from the FB page....I've added a link to your blog....
    could not get the Fb page to link!

    Your an amazing inspiration!

    Melx

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  31. Yikes can't get the blogger link to work.....but there is picture there! Sorry Alice!

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  32. Hi Alice,
    Happy birthday- and many more! Have merry Christmas as well :) I hope your treatment goes well, you're so inspirational!

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  33. I live near Clatterbridge. If there's anything I can do to help or any info I can try to find for you, please let me know.
    Jayne x

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  34. Hi Alice! I've been reading your blog since it started and just want to say I think you are absolutely amazing! My younger sister died of breast cancer last year at the age of 42 (probably sounds old to you!) and I know she would have loved to have read your updates. She also inspired so many people with her incredible attitude and courage and would have loved reading about your outlook on life and your candid descriptions of the bad times, which she would have identified very easily with. Your family must be so proud of you - and of Milly too! Good luck with your charity and I hope your November Christmas day is just an appetiser for your December one! By the way I signed up as a bone marrow donor about 20 years ago when Gary Lineker's son had leukaemia so I know how publicity can help spread the word. Well done for everything you’re doing now and in the future with your charity. You’re very special. Lisa xxx
    PS hope you have a lovely birthday too!

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  35. Alice I am so pleased you had such a great time at Lush. Wow I bet it's a gorgeous smelling place to work!
    I hope you have a really special Christmas in November!

    Good luck with your next lot of treatment. You really amaze me with your strength and drive you have. I really look up to you Alice and wish I was even a tenth as brave as you are. You are always in my thoughts. xxxxxxxx

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  36. Hey Alice,
    I had decided to myself make a bucket list and was scrolling through google when I came across your blog. Your story really inspired me and I am so pleased to see that you are living your life to the fullest you can. You are a wonderful girl and your family must be so proud! Also was shocked to see your Cumbrian! I am from Kendal, so it's just down the road. Keep smiling beautiful <3

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  37. Hi Alice. I came across your blog today because on twitter people are trying to get you to trend. Really hope you do trend. That would be awesome.
    I feel I have to leave you a comment because your blog really effected me. In a good way. Cancer is very close to home for me - I lost my dad to it five years ago. Your positive attitude reminds me of him, and like my dad, you are an inspiration. To have such a happy attitude in times like this is amazing, it makes me reflect on myself and feel ashamed because sometimes I feel down about stupid things, when there are people like yourself who have it much harder but have such a positive look on life. The glass is always half full, right?
    My heart goes out to you and your family, and also to everybody else who has been effected by cancer. There's a saying which goes, "cos everybody dies, but not everybody lives". You are living your life to the full, loving each day as it comes. There are many people out there who may grow to a very old age, but it doesn't mean they ever really lived... You're getting busy living Alice, and I hope you stay busy living for a very long time. Much love x

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  38. Hi Alice, a quick note to say that you continue to be awesome, and one of the most inspiring people I have ever come across :) really pleased that You had a good time at LUSH :) take care, and keep smiling :) Dave xxx

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  39. This is the first time I have ever interacted with some1 fighting with cancer.....the fight should go on..and u are an inspiration to so many.....great

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  40. Hi Alice. You are such an inspiring young girl and your positive outlook on life makes me appreciate how we should live our life being happy. I hope you had a lovely birthday and Xmas. Hope u get to fulfill your wish list. My prayers and with you And your family..

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  41. Ooh I live in Poole (and love Lush) so I'm def going to pop in to see if I see any Slice stickers :-)
    Happy birthday and Merry Christmas xxxx

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  42. You are gorgeous! You're in my prayers girl. God works miracles.

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  43. I've had the very same mask made twice now Alice for head and neck radiation. Very same mask. Be sure and ask for great music in headphones. And if you get at all claustrophobic, tell them you need a bit of xanax. I will help I promise. I took one small pill before each treatment. After one week I could have probably left off the pill but it relaxed my fears. I love you Alice. You humble me. Your friend sparroweye aka Candace

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  44. Happy Birthday Alice. May all your bucket list dreams come true.

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  45. Hola Alicia, tengo que felicitarte en castellano porque no sé inglés.
    Te doy la enhorabuena por ser tan valiente y te mando todo mi cariño.
    Muchos besos.
    Marián

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  46. Nice to read your experiences here. I always love to read your writings. Nice sharing and keep posting.
    cancer treatment centers

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  47. Felicitaciones Alice.Dios te ama desde siempre.En mi sencilla condición humana, te amo y oraré por ti.

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  48. God bless you ,you are a beacon for grown ups and all those who got to learn from you --'how to live life'

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  49. You can do it! Do not give up, you're a warrior of life ... I wish that here in Mexico were people like you.

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