A single mum returned from holiday to find her parents had completely transformed her flat for just £50.
Amy Townsend took herself and her two-year-old son Olly for a getaway in Benidorm. While she was away her mum and dad were left in charge of her house, but they decided to give her a huge surprise.
Instead of the usual feed the cat and water the plants, her parents transformed her living room into a relaxing oasis.
She shared the news on social media with the caption: “When I saw my living room had been transformed, I was overwhelmed with joy.”
She added that ‘it was a total surprise’.
Before the makeover, the room was dark and gloomy with just bare plaster decorating the walls.
Her parents worked hard over one weekend, spending just 50 quid in Home Bargains to completely transform the room.
They wallpapered with chequered print which came in at just £5 a roll, and they opted for a yellow and grey colour scheme.
They also painted the fireplace, added curtains and cosy furnishings and accessories to really make a house a home.
Amy added: “While I was away, my mum and dad wallpapered and painted for me!
“It’s made me a lot happier knowing they haven’t spent lots as I look for free things and I shop in charity shops for bits and bobs to add.
“I don’t have a lot seeing as I live alone with my two-year-old so charity shops have to do!”
What an amazing surprise to come home to!
Huge illegal party at Manchester University student halls caught on video
Fines have been issued…
A huge illegal party at the University of Manchester’s student halls was caught on camera this week.
The large gathering of students was recorded on Snapchat, taking part in a big party just outside the Owens Park halls located in Fallowfield.
The incident, which took place late Thursday night and into Friday morning, was broken up by police and campus security.
Partygoers can be heard shouting and chanting loudly in one video, which was captioned with ‘Covid wah?’, while another clip shows people dancing to music from a sound system.
The University of Manchester has released a statement, with a spokesperson saying the uni ‘strongly condemns’ the students’ actions.
According to the university, students that were involved are having their details recorded, with some going through a disciplinary process, while others have already been issued fines by the police.
A university spokesperson said: “We are aware of this party and our security services worked with Greater Manchester Police to shut it down.
“This behaviour is totally unacceptable and the University strongly condemns it. We have been clear and consistent with our messaging around student conduct and behaviour in halls and we will be working hard to identify those involved.
“Our students must respect social distancing rules and all other restrictions to keep themselves and others safe.
“If students do not comply, they will face disciplinary action from the University, which could lead to fines or expulsion, and we will not hesitate to involve the police if necessary.
“Some students have already been issued with fixed penalty notices by the police. Additional security officers have been deployed in Fallowfield and further reminders sent.
“Details of offending students are being recorded and a number of these will now go through our disciplinary process.”
Gordon Ramsay has angered everyone again with his £56 Sunday roast
Gordon Ramsay has done it again, and this time fans are very unimpressed by his £56 Sunday roast.
The TV chef has already been dragged for serving up a £19 Full English breakfast that was ‘pitiful’, with fans saying ‘where’s the rest of it?’
Someone also left a one-star review on TripAdvisor for ‘five small slices of meat and over salted fries’, aka steak and chips at his restaurant.
Gordon announced the news of his Sunday lunch at the Savoy Grill in London on Instagram, writing: “Sunday’s at @SavoyGrillGordonRamsay roast sirloin of beef with all the trimmings… absolutely stunning!!”.
Except fans were pretty disappointed that ‘all the trimmings’ didn’t exactly mean ‘all’.
One person wrote: “Is that a child’s portion?”, while another added: “Where’s the rest of it?”
A third person commented: “Error 404. Trimmings not found.”
The worst bit, the restaurant charges £56 for two courses and a drink.
The roast uses ‘prime local produce’ and the ‘precise culinary techniques’ used mean guests can ‘revel in the delights of roast sirloin of beef, seasonal vegetables and Yorkshire pudding, followed by a classic Savoy dessert – Baked Alaska’.
The website adds that you can top it off with your choice of ‘Bloody Mary or fruit cocktail’ for a two course experience ‘you’ll remember’.
But not everyone was as mortified as others.
One person pointed out: “If you want shit food and lots of it for a cheap price go to a Toby carvery, if you want quality food from a Michelin star chef it comes with a price!”
Another added: “Oh hell yes!”
What do you think, would you pay £56 for a roast?
Man shares cleaning hack that shows how dirty your ‘clean’ towels actually are
This is disgusting…
Jared Guynes shared his wife’s cleaning hack for towels, warning that ‘clean’ towels are actually pretty nasty.
People have been left seriously grossed out by this towel cleaning hack that reveals just how dirty your ‘clean’ towels actually are.
Sharing pictures of freshly cleaned towels in grimy water on Facebook, Jared has racked up over 86,000 shares and loads of people have vowed to give this a go.
Despite these towels having just gone through a wash, the bathtub is full of thick, cloudy brown water. Jared said your towels are ‘probably this nasty too’.
His wife got the cleaning tip from a YouTube video for ‘towel stripping’. The deep clean requires a cocktail of Arm & Hammer, baking soda, borax, Oxi Clean and hot water in the bath, and soaking your towels overnight.
Jared wrote: “In this case she took our collection of clean towels, let me say that again, the towels were totally clean, washed and folded and in the linen closet, completely clean, completely normal.
“The story that she told me is that over the years of use, microscopic amounts of soap and detergent get locked in to the fibres of the towels.
“Subsequently that stuff gets gummed up and can also trap microscopic amounts of dirt and grime and bacteria, even after going through the washing machine with detergent.
“So after seeing someone else do it she decided to do the experiment on our own towels here in the tub.
“I’m literally freaking out right now. The towels at your house, no matter how clean you think they are, are probably this nasty too.”
There are over 32,000 comments on the original post but not everyone is convinced the dirt is actually from the towels.
One pointed out: “It’s the combination of chemicals. nothing on your clean towels can product that colour of water”. And another added ‘this would be impressive with white towels’.
But others are shuddering at the thought of how dirty other things in their house could be. One added: “Just think of your bed sheets, pillows, duvet and mattress. Then there’s underwear too.”