Sizzling marriage proposal
A man named Albert Ndreu decided to fill his apartment with candles and balloons. His plan was to pick up his girlfriend Valerija Madevic, surprise her with the romantic set-up in their
A man named Albert Ndreu decided to fill his apartment with candles and balloons. His plan was to pick up his girlfriend Valerija Madevic, surprise her with the romantic set-up in their studio flat, and then propose to her. But when he went out to pick up his girlfriend to bring her home for the surprise, the flat caught fire. Fire crews rushed to the scene in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, at about 8.30pm on Monday. The flat was gutted by flames and smoke damage. Despite the setback, Ndreu got down on one knee in the charred room and asked Madevic to marry him – and she said yes. Ndreu said: "Valerija always says the most important thing is the small gestures every day – but I wanted to do something special for the proposal. It didn't go exactly as I thought it would but she said yes, so I think the day took an unexpected turn but ended up exactly how I wanted it to."
The brilliant @nzfilmparallels Twitter account matches our political pictures with famous films. First, a visit to the New Plymouth Farmers' Market and that scene out of Pulp Fiction (1994)… and second, Shane Jones in Invercargill and John Belushi in the Blues Brothers (1980). (Idea: @billbennettnz)
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