Wednesday, 3 February 2010

27 of 365


As well as the filing cabinet we also needed a new bookcase, chest of drawers, and a few other bits and pieces. So on January 27th I went to our local(ish) Ikea.

Being a member of Ikea Family, I got a free cup of coffee there:

15 comments:

Amy said...

I didn't know there was such a thing as an 'Ikea Family' .... just how often do you drop by your localish Swedish family?

Ruth said...

I've never bought a single thing from that store! That coffee looks awfully strong ...

Karen said...

I love Ikea, but the closest one is nearly three hours away--in Canada! Love your shot of it, too.

Rhona said...

I love going to Ikea but don't go too often because I always end up spending more than I intend. Which is your "local"? Croydon is our nearest - about an hour from home. I do need to go again sometime soon but haven't sorted out when!

Sian said...

Ah, Ikea..it's one of our most favourite places in the whole world :). Sad, but true.

Jennifer Rose said...

ah Ikea, land of the giant rat maze ;p

Deb said...

Funny, the IKEA near my house looks exactly like yours! We didn't have an IKEA in Arizona until a few years ago, and as luck would have it, they built it about 5 miles from my house (about a 15 minute drive through town). I love that store, but my sister HATES it. She says it's too overwhelming.

How are you party of the "IKEA family"?

humel said...

To answer a couple of queries: Ikea Family is the loyalty card scheme which enables Ikea to spy on my purchases and analyse me as a customer, but I let them do it because in return I get discounts and free coffee (and yes, it is strong coffee! But there's hot water available if you prefer it weaker); Rhona, sorry but I'd prefer not to say exactly which Ikea I use, but it's further north than London - and it's not in Canada!! :-)

scrappyjacky said...

OH will do anything to avoid IKEA....even suggesting a trip to Bluewater instead the last time I mentioned that particular 4 letter word....luckily for him we live many miles from one.

Scrappi Sandi said...

I love Ikea!! & I'm a family member too!! We used to frequent the Thurrock & Wembley branches, but our 'local' is now Milton Keynes...my favourite bit is our last stop off in 'Bargain Corner' for an 'even better than that' moment!!! & I love strong coffee too!!

Jo's Place said...

oh I am so jealous. We don't have Ikea here in NZ and it is just so so wrong. How could they deprive us of the wonders of Ikea, it's just not fair boo hoo :).

Lizzie said...

Ha! Your photo of your Ikea looks a lot like the one I had on my LSNED pages! I did a blue & yellow page in celebration of a trip to buy stuff for J's new bedroom.

Ikea coffee is great... the Swedes are good at choosing and blending coffees.

Clair said...

Have you tried the Dime Bar cake? Delicious!

melody said...

yep..ya just gotta love ikea!

RachelB said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Ikea, I haven't been for ages though. Must take a trip soon!!!