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day trip to ikea

July 21, 2014

cold beer ikea

The last time I was in IKEA was in October 2012 when I bought this lovely bed, which then turned into a total IKEA nightmare, that was finally resolved a month later when they sent two guys over to re-install the bed. But today I felt the urge to head out to Castilleja de la Cuesta (Sevilla suburb and home to IKEA) to look for some very IKEA looking light fixtures I’d seen – and liked – when I was staying at Casa de Huéspedes last November. In the end I didn’t find the light fixtures I was looking for, but ended up with some new cushions and also replacement curtains required because of you-know-who… and also a bit of this and that. Half-way through the IKEA ordeal Peter and I stopped for the usual summer Cold Beer O’clock break, this time with (actually very good) sour cream & onion crisps, before heading back into the fray.  Best part was at the check-out – something almost nobody ever says – when I found out that one of the IKEA cards I’d brought along (had no idea what they were) turned out to be a “gift card” with a balance of 30€! So woo-hoo! My shopping trip ended up costing half as much as expected. So not a bad Monday. How was yours?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. July 21, 2014 11:13 pm

    I recall the bed fiasco. We have what is supposed to be the largest IKEA in North America (or the world?) in Ottawa. It opened last year and I still haven’t made a visit. Scary big…


  2. July 22, 2014 3:43 am

    AGH! I had four clients booked (I thought), and then as I sat down to a well deserved late lunch or early dinner at five pm, a ringy dingy at the door announced that I had booked someone and forgotten to write her name on the schedule. It happens from time to time.

    Five. And. A. Half. Big. Butts. That I had to beat between twelve noon of the clock and seven-thirty, with just enough time to eat three spoonfuls of pasta pepperonata. We’re not even counting the ninety minutes in the gym before that.

    That is a MONDAY.


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