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Mon 8-Feb-10
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SOL
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IKEA?!?!  <fingers in my ears>  lalalalalallaalalalalallalalalala cant hear you.  IKEA = Couple hell, an argument in every corner, and a rampant un supervised child screaming in the pod chair as it throws itself around and around spinning.  

Mon 8-Feb-10
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Never been, and now I probablly never will Big_Laugh

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Mon 8-Feb-10
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Needs must - great shelving units and no arguments, I'm going on my own.

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S.O.L. said:IKEA?!?!  <fingers in my ears>  lalalalalallaalalalalallalalalala cant hear you.  IKEA = Couple hell, an argument in every corner, and a rampant un supervised child screaming in the pod chair as it throws itself around and around spinning.  


Lol I have never seen that, maybe it has changed in the last 7 or so years since I have been, I used to quite enjoy going but never went at the weekend only early in the day too.Big_Hug

Tue 9-Feb-10
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last time we went I was duped into going.  went to see a friend who had a new baby, turned off on the way home and went in there WHEN IT WAS A SALE!!!!!!!!!!

A couple where arguing, as a woman had found a cupboard and bookshelf, that he kept measuring and saying "it wont fit in the chimney recess", to her "but it is nice I really like it".  Back to him, "We would have to knock the fire and chimney out to fit it in.  We bought the house because you liked that fire place!".  Back to her " But I really like it, we could make it fit"....

All the bargain bins along the walk ways of things called "oohgimiflip"  Or "sttrattnsborg" (just made that up by the way, although they may use those names now)  when really it is a cheese grater, or a peg bag.  These items make their way into the over sized yellow bag and by thetime he empties his goodies on to the conveyor, we have spent £20 or £30 I hadnt bargained for.

I will say one thing Their mirrors and picture frames are cheap.  It is still torture to me in thereSteam 

Wed 10-Feb-10
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Sometimes the names make a lot of sense and are actually quite boring when you know the language Laugh. I have never gone during a sale time - well not near the beginning anyway, I may not get the bargains but I do keep my sanity Whistle (some may disagree on that point). I can understand your problem of going during a sale when you didn't intend to - nightmare!Big_Hug

Wed 10-Feb-10
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danast said:Needs must - great shelving units and no arguments, I'm going on my own.


I'm a huge fan of Ikea. I remember looking for 2 wee tables for either end of my sofa. Local shops asked £60 and somehow managed to keep their faces straight. I was in the Glasgow Ikea with friends and bought 2 Lack tables for under £20, lugged them home on the plane and they're still going strong 8 years later.

We have an Ikea in Norn Iron now, but when we go there the rules say G must sit in the cafe drinking tea and watching the planes land at City Airport whilst I do the shopping. We only meet up at the tills 🙂

Wed 10-Feb-10
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On the rare occasions we go to Ikea we have a little family bet on 'how long before we see the first couple arguing". Last time we went as we parked the car I turned to look at the car beside us...in it, a couple arguing so thoroughly the lady was in tears , the man bashing the steering wheel. None of us had bet on the first argument being before we even got into the building...we still go though as it is a) cheap b) good design ( mostly) and, I really cannot emphasise this enough, in retrospect, hilarious.

Our thoughts are with you Danuta!

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Wed 10-Feb-10
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Gee thanks Kate.  Actually I love it and am liable to spend more than I intended.  eg,  I don't need any more serving dishes!!!  But I will see things that I don't know how 'I have lived without' and therefore must buy.  I will be going round by myself.  A friend will drive me in his big pick up, leave me for a couple of hours, then come back and help with heavier items.   Then he will help me at the other end to unpack.  Just the job.

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Fri 12-Feb-10
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Ikea tomorrow.  I may be some time!!!!  Wish me luck!

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Fri 12-Feb-10
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Yaaaaay, Danuta !!!

Does that mean a day out in the Big Smoke?

Don't forget to bring your thermos of tea and the box of sandwiches Ok Wine Laugh

(I sense repercussions Doh )

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Thu 22-Apr-10
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I'm not saying I couldn't LIVE without it but since I was given it at Christmas it is used everyday, it is indeed my lovely lovely le cruset pot, it's orange & oval with a big lid and cooks anything! I've even burnt things in it (multi-tasking with toddler etc) and it's come up spotless.

Also, OH bought me a block of Sabatier Knives a few years ago, they serve us very well.

In the food/beverage department, I couldn't live without red wine, strong cheddar and fresh chillies, I add them to most things (not all at once!) Laugh

Mon 26-Apr-10
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Could not do without:

1 - Electric oven - or a gas one - we have no real alternative

2 - Washing machine - doing it by hand must have taken our grandmothers many hours each week, plus very cold hands, arthritis etc.

3 - Very  basic running cold water. Our village pump is only 500 metres away, but . . .

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Mon 26-Apr-10
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My computer -  I realised that last week when I spilled coffee on the charger and it stopped working. A night in the airing cupboard dried it out, but I felt so isolated without it.  Is that really sad or what?

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Tue 27-Apr-10
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No I couldn't do without a computer either Danuta, that is what keeps me in touch with my kids and researching all sorts of things.

Some of the people in our area still do not have running water Danny. There is some social housing opposite a hotel where we go and eat and the people there have to get their water from a well outside - cheaper than being connected to the mains though.

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