Vietnam Friendship Village is the home to children affected by Agent Orange. Despite of their disadvantages, the children at the village receive much love and compassion from their teachers and parents, providing them with a life full of joy and happiness. Since its operation began on March 18, 1988, the Vietnam Friendship Village in Van Canh commune, Hoai Duc district, Hanoi, is now home to around 200 children with special classes designed to help them increase their awareness and ability to integrate into the community. Every day at the class, the students meet their friends and teachers, bringing them a lot of laughter which can ease the pain of Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin. The happiness of the teachers is experiencing the progress, optimism and trust in life of the students. Teacher Pham Thi Phuong Thao and a student at a class at the village The teachers’ happiness may simply come from smiles on the faces of students Over the past 13 years, Thao has worked both as a … [Read more...] about A house of love and compassion
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A Corby couple have spoken of their ordeal after buying their dream first home - only to find almost 200 issues when they moved in. Marc and Stacie Smith bought a newly-built home from Larkfleet Homes in Kestrel Road on the Priors Hall estate and moved in last month. But on completion day they arrived to find it still resembling a building site with about 30 ‘significant visible’ problems.With nowhere else to live they reluctantly signed paperwork. An independent snagging report later found 196 defects.CLICK HERE to see a picture gallery of some of the worst faultsSalesman Marc, 30, said: “There is not one room in the house that didn’t have an issue.” The couple bought the £250,000 four-bed home after falling in love with a showhome, saying they thought it was good value for money with a lot of living space.After several delays they were told they could complete on January 31. They turned up to be shown around but could not believe the state of … [Read more...] about House of horrors: Corby couple’s new-build nightmare
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Laurie Wilson Globe correspondent November 06, 2018 Tiny homes are trending in the housing market this season, including decorative gingerbread houses. Here are some Hansel-and-Gretel-approved sweet spots where kids can create and decorate the gingerbread house of their dreams with gumdrops, licorice, pretzels, and other festive treats. And there are some spiced-up, adult-only gingerbread house workshops, too. (Translation: cocktails). Tip: Reserve early; classes tend to sell out fast. Seaglass Restaurant & Lounge This oceanfront restaurant in Salisbury will host its annual Gingerbread Night Out, a ladies-night-out event, on Nov. 27 under the direction of Gingerbread Jim (a.k.a. Jim Shalkoski, assistant general manager and “extreme” cake baker). Shalkoski will share insider tips like how to use mini marshmallows and toothpicks to build a snowman, … [Read more...] about The tiny house movement has never tasted so good
A whopping two-thirds of Spaniards live in apartments - more so than anywhere else in Europe – but this wasn’t always the case. Back when the population was more rurally based, the wealthier members of society lived in some pretty splendid houses, each cultural region developing its own particular design and idiosyncrasies for its staple home. So if flat-dwelling in Spain isn’t for you and you’re willing to sacrifice some of the perks of living in the city, these historic casas may be what you didn’t know you were actually after. Granted most of them don’t come cheap and others may be in desperate need of renovation, but as we said in the title, these casas are “the stuff of dreams”. (We’ll include links to actual listings if available) Galician Pazo Spain’s lush, Celtic region of Galicia in the northwest of the country has more rain than Andalusia but these chateaux-like homes really make up for it. Once the homes of … [Read more...] about Looking to buy a house in Spain? These historical casas are the stuff of dreams
There seems to be no end to Minnesota’s appetite for burgers, so we decided to run our usual biennial roundup of favorites every year. That means there will likely be fewer new burgers on the list, but also that we get a chance to talk about newcomers more quickly. In this state, where burgers are king, you can find a good one just about anywhere — your corner bar, the finest restaurants and at a plethora of burger-centric spots. Here’s a list of all of our favorites, listed not in any particular order, but grouped into categories that might help you choose what you’re in the mood for. New (to our list) or changed burgers are marked with an asterisk. Eat Drink St. Paul: Get the latest news, tips and reviews from the St. Paul dining scene, every week in your inbox Loosen those belts and get your marking pens ready. You’re going to want to hit lots of places on this list. DIVE BAR BURGERS They may not all have a website, but they have regulars, pull tabs, … [Read more...] about There are a lot of great burgers in the Twin Cities. Here’s your guide.