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Saturday, February 04, 2017

It's Saturday, It Must Be Sweden

So today we visited the Swedish Republic of Ikea. I always feel as though Ikea has the same status as an embassy and all their property is considered as part of their home country. Then again I've had a conversation with magpie this week so you cn't expect much sense out of me.

Our nearest Ikea is 106km away on the outskirts of Toulouse and takes about 1hr15 to get there. Then again when we lived in Loondon our nearest Ikea was just under 9 miles away and could take that long to get to. We were after some storage for the lounge and decided to use a modular system so for the last couple of weeks we have been planning out sizes of units, colours of doors, matt/lacquered/textured.....

Saturday probably isn't the best day to go when in reality we could go any day in the week but we had to go out and get our saturday morning croissants from the bakers 6km away so we were nearly there anyway give or take the last 100. So we fought the crowds, walked about a further hundred kilometers round the "yellow brick road to where the display was and then eventually, having marked down all the codes, aisle positions and quantities, descended into the bowels of the store. All went incredibly well and we got absolutely everything except one door. One door costing five euros.

Hopefully we will pass an Ikea when we are next on our UK travels either here or there because I'm not doing that journey again just for one small piece of wood.


  • I'm guessing your missing door has some stupid unpronounceable name, too.

    Unfortunately, you won't be able to pick it up over here. Thanks to Brexit, Ikea have to get out and never darken our doorstep again. **

    That'll teach 'em. Coming over here, with their Billy bookcases; taking away the jobs of perfectly good English book shelves.

    **This may not be strictly true.

    By Blogger Masher, At 6:49 AM  

  • "I always feel as though Ikea has the same status as an embassy and all their property is considered as part of their home country"

    Yes! Exactly that. Shopping in IKEA is an experience - but never a very nice one. Though they do seem to have exactly what we go in looking for. It must be some kind of magic.

    By Blogger Brennig, At 2:52 PM  

  • Masher - Yes, I think it was Lippviken. And they've brought their Lingonberries! You can't move for bloody lingonberries.

    Brennig - Perhaps they have a special Swedish mind reading tool? If they do it will be in the basement along with the 42,000 household items they seem to cram in.

    By Blogger kennamatic, At 9:42 PM  

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