I am still alive….

I am still here but haven’t really had the time or energy to post.

M is 11 weeks old now so along with her, her brothers, my husband & the running of my house my days are quite full.

When things settle down i hope to post more inshaaAllah


Zaytoun – Fair trade Palestinian products



I have started Zaytoun Palestinian products, all products are fair trade.

If you would like to purchase any items you can email me at –  zaytoun_dorchester@yahoo.co.uk or via the comment box

Postage costs are all based on weight so you will need to contact me for a quote.

I have sold most of the soaps but i do intend to restock, i have the following items left –

Palestinian medjool dates – 500g box – £7.50

Organic Maftoul (large couscous) 250g bag – £2.75

Soap – Plain olive oil or Honey (olive oil base with 20% honey) – £2.50 per 100g bar

Cheeky Wipes – product review

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I received my Cheeky Wipes mini kit today, i am so excited. Sad i know, but what can i say the joy of discovering something new is great :). Such a simple idea but well thought out.

I put them straight in the washing machine and have been using them already as you don’t need to wait for them to dry before using them. Just fill the box to the appropriate level, put 4/5 drops of the soaking solution (essential oils), put the wipes in and your ready to go!

So far Ive used them for :

Toddler (20 months) nappy change – Well as soon as i had the box filled my son done a big poo so perfect chance to try the wipes, my boys love kiwi so when they poo it can be a nightmare getting the small black seeds of their bum. The wipes are great!!! I used 3 wipes in total for one change…that’s very little compared to what i normally use when using disposables.

Wiping toddlers hands & face – I used the wipes to clean the boys after dinner time, my eldest loves them already. After i cleaned his face he came back within minutes asking me to wipe it again with the new wipes.

I was so excited when making my purchase i didn’t really think ahead, i ordered the mini kit because its for cloth/reusable nappy users. Most of us already have nappy pails (buckets) for soaking & wet bags for traveling. But i don’t use my nappy bucket to soak the nappies as some are all in one and not suitable for soaking so i should really have ordered the all in one kit as it comes with the mucky box. I’m using a small bucket with a not so sturdy lid to soak my wipes, not a good idea with two toddlers in the house who may kick it over.

I also didn’t think about the fact i have 3 children and live in a house with stairs! anyone with children & stairs will understand….you will be in one place ready to change a nappy but the wipes wont be….dilemma! so ideally i need a second fresh box…one for upstairs, one for downstairs…problem solved.

So i will have to make a trip back to Cheeky Wipes sooner then expected, which is fine even though i feel I’m becoming slightly obsessed as i currently view their site multiples times a day.

I opted for their bamboo wipes – firstly because bamboo is natural & so soft, we have some bamboo nappies which are so soft its tempting at times to put them on myself. Secondly because we live in a very hard water area (according to Wessex water) and they will stay soft over time.

I think my next purchase after a new fresh box & mucky boxes will be their Cheeky Mama sanitary range (pads/pantyliner kits)

Sorry for such a long review but i couldn’t miss anything out 🙂