29 November 2009

Cheap days out

I've got a confession to make. One of my favourite afternoons out with M if it's raining is a trip to IKEA...

If you can avoid spending any money on candles, kitchen gadgets and things in bargain corner, it's rather a giggle. There's lots of beds to bounce on, sofas and chairs to sit on, kitchens to have a pretend tea party in, patterns to find, signs to read, sums to do with money you don't have, escalators to ride on, silly Swedish words everywhere and free tea and coffee if you've got a family card. We often pick up two toy cats from the children's section and treat them to a rip-roaring journey around the store, leaving them in the cat and dog beds near the end (or in a chest of drawers in bargain corner - oops).

What more could you want?

(Mind, willpower is required if you are to leave the building without spending more than £1.71 on carrot cake.)


Kim@EnjoyTheRide said...

You're better at life than me, I can get through almost the whole store persuading myself I don't need anything, but as soon as I hit kitchenwares and candles I'm done for. Aaah. Sweet, sweet Ikea.

rach said...

Kim: It's bargain corner for me, and the Sweden Shop at the end (their gherkins are marvellous...)