A widower’s tribute to his adored wife, in the form of a heart-shaped meadow, has grown in secret in the Gloucestershire countryside, until being discovered by a hot air balloonist
The Daily Mail reports that after Winston Howes’ wife Janet died 17 years ago at age 50, the farmer planted thousands of sapling oaks in a six-acre meadow in order to create a lasting memorial.
He left a heart-shaped area bare, marking the space with a large hedge. The point of the heart faces Janet’s childhood home, Wotton Hill. Daffodils planted in the center of the heart push forth in spring.
The meadow is not visible at ground level, and was a family secret - until balloonist Andy Collett accidentally discovered it last week.
Howes, now 70, told the Mail that he came up with the idea in “a flash of inspiration,” and that once it was completed (with the help of his son), he put a seat in the field.
“I sometimes go down there, just to sit and think about things,” Howes told the paper. “It is a lovely and lasting tribute to her which will be here for years.”
The two were married for 33 years.
i never thought id get myself into this… lame doodle of kaneki
As I said, recently I took part on the Free! BL Fanbook by Life in a Glasscase but the comic I submitted at the end wasn’t the first I made for it. I also worked on this story before with Hayatako but we couldn’t finish it on time. So I’ve decided to upload it here since I think is readable and I find it really funny, so it’s a pity having it stored on my hd.
Yeah, the title’s from that Lindsay Lohan film and the story is about Rin(say?) and Makoto exchanging bodies. I don’t even know if there’s a pairing in here, just Rin being somehow head over heels about Haru and an overall healthy halo of perversion (?)
Lat summer, I researched a couple things and they made my life better. Why not share it?
Feel free to add to this list, I’m sure there are those who are an expert at this stuff.
Emergency pimple that you need to get rid of ASAP
1) Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar. It’s recommended that you dilute your apple cider vinegar if your skin is sensitive.
2) Hold the soaked cotton ball onto pimples GENTLY (don’t press hard) for at least 5 minutes!
3) Dab apple cider vinegar on your pimples through out the day.
4) Let the apple cider dry.
Results: By nighttime or the next day, your pimple should shrink or disappear provided you persistently dabbed it repeatedly
Don’t do this often, it can aggravate your skin*
There are many you can do. Here are 10 of them.
For longer, thicker eyelashes
Apply vaseline on your eyelashes before you sleep. You can also use a clean mascara brush and dip it in some almond, olive or coconut oil and apply it on your eyelashes.
To get rid of dark elbows and knees
Use a lemon and squeeze it until you get the juice out. Use cotton balls to soak them in the lemon juice and then apply all over your knees and elbows. Leave them it on for a couple minures, then using a warm washcloth scrub it off.
For baby smooth skin
Use 2 teaspoons of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of milk and honey, 3 teaspoons of flour and mix all together and apply on your face. Leave it for 30 minutes and wash it off.
For lighter skin
Wanna get rid of that summer tan ? Squeeze lemon juice again but remember to dilute it. Never put direct lemon juice onto your face. Mix this with some sugar. Use it as a scrub. Leave it on your face for no more than 5 minutes. The same can be done for your body.
For silky hair
Apply olive oil/coconut oil to your hair. Make sure you get it deep into those roots. Leave on for 30 minutes up to 1 hour and wash it off with shampoo and conditioner
For whiter teeth
Sprinkle some baking soda on your toothbrush and brush using gentle, circular motions. I’d watch out if you had gum sensitivity though. Old wives’ recipes often state that a paste of baking powder, a little salt, and a few drops of white vinegar, works effectively.
For cleaner nails
Just scrub your nails with a loofah and use a toothpick to take out dirt.
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