☀ Mystery Of Hidden Rental Apartment

AND Karachi's Coolest Ice Cream Cart

Inhale the present, exhale the past.

Now, let your breath guide you back to the present moment, where peace and mindfulness reside.

Thank you for reading today’s edition of Grateful Gazette 😌

Here’s what to know for Wednesday:

  • Rental apartment’s artistic marvel receives special recognition

  • California hiker rescued after 60-foot fall

  • Mobile storytellers transform child literacy


In the heart of Birkenhead, a red-brick household’s a remarkable secret.

Ron Gittins, an eccentric artist, turned his unassuming rental apartment into a mesmerizing wonderland of creativity.

Gittins wasn't exactly throwing open house parties to show off his masterpiece.

In fact, he was a bit of a recluse, preferring to keep his artistic oasis under wraps.

So, you can imagine the surprise when, after his passing in 2019 at the age of 79, his family stumbled upon his artwork.

Despite his reclusive nature, Gittins was beloved by his family and respected by fellow artists.

His niece, Jan Williams, and partner, Chris Teasdale, embarked on a mission to preserve "Ron's Place."

They formed the Wirral Arts and Culture Community Land Trust (WACCLT) and even launched a crowdfunding campaign.

Their efforts paid off big time.

The British government stepped in and granted the property a Grade II listing, ensuring that Gittins' artistic legacy would be protected for future generations.

But here's the twist: Ron’s Place isn't your average apartment; it's a beacon of Outsider Art.

So, what's next for this hidden gem?

Now, they're transforming it into a micro-museum because masterpieces like these deserve to be showcased. Ron's legacy lives on — one lion-headed fireplace at a time.

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Mohammad Noman is the storyteller extraordinaire behind an ice cream cart.

This isn't your average scoop stop. Nope, it's a rolling library on wheels!

Pedaling through Lyari Town, he's got kids hanging onto his every word, trading sandals for storytime.

And get this – he's not just spinning tales for kicks.

He's part of a literacy movement sweeping through Pakistan faster than you can say "chapter one."

With over 15,000 kids already hooked, it's like they're on a mission to sprinkle reading magic across the city, one page at a time.

And guess what?

Noman's ice cream cart isn't just a gimmick – it's a genius way to sneak education into every nook and cranny.

From dropout to student, Noman's journey is as inspiring as his stories.

Parents are trading bad habits for good reads, and even local grandma Rashida Ashraf loves the scene.

Who knew literacy could be the cherry on top of your sundae?

It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.

Mother Teresa

It’s like the magic ingredient in the recipe of life.

It's all about giving without expecting anything in return, like sharing your last cookie with your friends, knowing they'd do the same for you.

So, next time you're feeling generous, remember, you're not just giving – you're mastering the art of living.

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