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September 2020 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

September 2020 Newsletter Video Blog Summary

September 2020

 

This month I continued to heal from surgery.

Participated in Zero Waste Week 2020.

Continued learning about literacy on the prestigious World Literacy Foundation Ambassador 2020 Program and

visited the Makers Market West Didsbury, Manchester.

 

Surgery (March 2020)

My surgery March 2020 - Blog about my endometriosis and PCOS by Sabeena Ahmed

For those that don't know I was admitted to hospital after a few weeks of excruciating pain in my left ovary and required urgent surgery.

My cyst was removed 17th March 2020.

My consultant informed me that the cyst had ruptured and had welded itself to my colon and left ovary. He removed the white ruptured cyst cleaned me up. but could not see any signs of Endometriosis or PCOS due to inflammation.

I was in two minds about attaching photographs of my ruptured cyst and decided against it.

Thank you to all my friends and family who sent get well messages.

 

 Zero Waste Week 2020

This is my humble effort to reduce my plastic consumption and waste for Zero Waste Week 2020. 

I've been very poorly this year and hope to support the Zero Waste movement with zest and vigour next year.

 

Day 1

Day 1 of #ZeroWasteWeek, I'm sharing re-usable masks.

It's been 6 months since the Covid 19 pandemic swept the world.

The message remains the same wash your hands, wear a mask and keep your distance.

Stay safe everyone!

Re-usable cotton masks 

 Reusable masks Zero waste week 2020, Fair trade ethical living with Sabeena Ahmed

 

 Day 2

In an attempt to remove plastic cups from my life.

I have stopped drinking tea and keep a bamboo eco cup in my bag.

Many thanks to my sister Irem for this gorgeous William Morris bamboo eco mug.

 

William Morris bamboo eco mug

William Morris bamboo eco mug, Zero waste week 2020, Fair trade ethical living with Sabeena Ahmed

 

Zero waste week 2020, Fair trade ethical living with Sabeena Ahmed

1, Helps cut daily consumer waste

2. Reusable over and over

3. Naturally organic bamboo fibre

4. Fast growing rapidly renewable

5. Biodegradable at the end of product life

6. BPA and phthalate free

7.Reusable non drip lid

8. Fully dishwasher safe

9. Light bright and lovely to use

10.Naturally sterile, no taste residue

 

 

 

Day 3

This black velvet make up bag has been lovingly made my Gemima London.

 

 Black make up bag with an embroidered 'S'

Handmade Velvet S make up bag, Zero waste week 2020, Fair trade ethical living with Sabeena Ahmed  

 

Black velvet Make Up bag 'S' hand made by Gemima London - Zero Waste Week 2020, Fair Trade Ethical Living with Sabeena Ahmed

 

   

WORLD LITERACY FOUNDATION AMBASSADOR PROGRAM 2020

This June I applied to apply as a World Literacy Foundation Ambassador with the World Literacy Foundation. My application was successful. 

I'm A WLF Ambassador 2020 - Sabeena Ahmed, Dubai and the United Arab Emirates

#WorldLiteracyFoundationAmbassador
 

Welcome video message from the CEO Mr Andrew Kay

 

ABOUT THE WORLD LITERACY FOUNDATION 

In 2003 Mr Kay established the World Literacy Foundation with the goal to bring books, tutoring and literacy resources to children without any support.

Since its inception it has supported over 315,000 children around the world.

For those interested here is the link to their impact page.

 

World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program 2020 Quote John Quincy Adams

World Literacy Foundation Ambassador Program 2020 Quote John Quincy Adams

 

A Visit To The Makers Market 

West Didsbury, Manchester - September 2020

The Makers Market West Didsbury, Manchester, UK visited September 2020

The Makers Market West Didsbury, Manchester, UK visited September 2020

 

This month I visited The Makers Market West Didsbury, Manchester.

It was a beautiful Sunday morning and I headed over to Nell Lane, West Didsbury with my sister Irem.

I surprised to see so many wonderful artisan stalls selling bespoke hand crafted items.

Our first stop was the YESBVIP stall and Irem decided to model some beautiful headbands.

 

YESBVIP Stall

The YesBVIP ladies at The Makers Market West Didsbury Manchester September 2020

The YesBVIP ladies at The Makers Market West Didsbury Manchester 

 

My sister Irem modelling a lovely tiara headband at The YesBVIP stall at The Makers Market West Didsbury Manchester September 2020

My sister Irem modelling a lovely tiara headband at The YesBVIP stall

 

My sister Irem modelling a lovely tiara headband at The YesBVIP stall at The Makers Market West Didsbury Manchester September 2020

My sister Irem modelling a lovely tiara headband at The YesBVIP stall 

 

We wondered around the market and came across Soraya's stall.

Soraya's handcrafted silver jewellery stall at The Makers Market West Didsbury Manchester September 2020

Soraya and her beautiful handcrafted silver jewellery

 

I couldn't resist this beautiful bee pendent and chain with peridot stone.

My beautiful silver bee pendent with peridot purchased at Soraya's handcrafted silver jewellery stall at The Makers Market West Didsbury Manchester September 2020

My beautiful silver bee pendent with peridot purchased at Soraya's handcrafted silver jewellery stall 

 

My beautiful silver bee pendent with peridot purchased at Soraya's handcrafted silver jewellery stall at The Makers Market West Didsbury Manchester September 2020

My beautiful silver bee pendent with peridot in its box

  

We had a lovely morning visiting the Makers Market West Didsbury and hope all the vendors and local businesses had a brisk days trade.

 

The Makers Market West Didsbury, Manchester, UK visited September 2020

 The Makers Market West Didsbury Manchester

 





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