Plant lover: Joe Bagley lives in his own personalised jungle. His home is a one-bedroom coach house in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, and it is filled to the rafters with all kinds of potted plants from cacti to ivy and from tropicals to succulents. All told, he estimates that 1,400 plants live in his abode. His love of plants started as a boy of 13 when his grandmother gave him a spider plant cutting. Since then, collecting and caring for plants has become his passion. Even his work involves plants he works in a garden centre.
Close proximity: Those who live near busy highways may not be thrilled with traffic noise, but that's nothing compared to a situation in Cairo, Egypt. Designed to carry fast-moving vehicles, Teraet Al-Zomor Bridge is under construction just 50cm from four high-rise apartment buildings. Apparently the bridge is an important addition to the infrastructure and the construction has a permit. The apartment dwellers will have to relocate as the buildings will be torn down. For now, though, the view from some of the suites is definitely blocked, but hopefully the compensation to the renters will be worth it!
Big loaves: The country of Vietnam holds many tourist attractions, but one unlikely item has people talking - giant loaves of bread. Baker Pham Thi Bac of An Giang province in the Mekong Delta, started making the big loaves in 2018, just for fun. At about one metre long and weighing approximately three kilograms, the loaves taste great and are glazed with butter and seeds. Local people heard about the bread first and started asking for it. Then tourists joined in, wanting to take home a loaf or two as souvenirs - if they could figure out a way to carry them!
House for raffle: Katherine Jablonowska and Ryan Mclean wanted to do something different, so they took on a unique project. They bought a 19th-century cottage on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales and renovated it. But their goal was not to live there. Instead, they plan to raffle it off for 5 per ticket, with the lucky winner becoming the new owner. Originally a working barn, the home is now a beautiful, peaceful abode, with all the bells and whistles of modern life. When selling tickets, the pair is requesting a 1 donation, which they will match and donate to The Children's Society.