Recently Peter, my husband, and I visited Ikea to buy a single, fitted sheet for our Ikea bed which we bought whilst living in Spain, sounds simple! Ikea is a 40 minute drive away and we arrived about 4.30pm. I had mentioned to my daughter, Kate, we were going and told two friends, Pam and Sue.
Kate asked if I would pick up a pizza cutter as hers had got lost in a recent move, I suspect thrown in the rubbish bin! Pam asked if we could buy 10 white dinner plates for a party she’s planning soon. Sue asked if we could buy a lamp she needed! So 3 extra things and the single sheet.
Peter is very tolerant! We started the journey around Ikea when he spotted some bedding, which we sort of needed but we couldn’t agree on patterns SO we bought two sets! Continuing through the crowds wandering aimlessly like robots we eventually reach the Market Hall. Collect pizza cutter (plus a cute washing up brush with a sticker on the end) and Pam’s plates avoiding unnecessary temptations. Oh except a bargain pack of paper napkins which always come in useful! On to the Lighting, I had a photo of said lamp but couldn’t find exact copy or at the price Sue had quoted. Eventually with help from two assistants, a man looking for same lamp for his mother, Peter and photo we bought a lamp! Ah then I spotted the candles!! Cannot visit Ikea without stocking up on candles! Once candle has burnt out the glass holders make handy desert dishes (trust me! But storage becomes an issue after a while!!) Now the sheet. “Helpfully” Ikea now stock their bedding in UK sizes not European which my original sheet and bed are. The same size as my local Sainsbury’s supermarket 10 minutes walk away from the house! Luckily we could laugh about the whole escapade. On the way to the check out we passed some handy garden tables, I had mentioned one previously, so in the trolley it went!
So to our one simple thing, the sheet, was added 2 sets of bedding, 10 plates, a lamp, a pizza cutter and a washing up brush and not forgetting the table. Oh and don’t forget the candles!!
I know this is a silly blog but sadly no photos taken (no time!) so hope the word picture works.
I will be out of action for a few weeks in August but will luxuriate in my new bedding whilst reading my book and sipping herb tea. Lucky or what?