Today I paid a visit to Ikea in Croydon. I wanted to look at their range of kitchens as they are good value for money and they are very well designed. As ever it was crowed, I have never been there when it is empty. As you may know Ikea have a novel way of shopping, where you have to walk through every dept no matter what you want. Clever, because if you are like me, you never know really what you want. Anyway, to the kitchens, they do look good for the money that they cost. I have chosen one called Sorbo a dark grey with birch. That will be ordered next week. Then to the market place, an aladdin's cave of things. Glasses plates, pictures. I got some very nice vanilla scented candles. There is no harm in being in touch with your feminine side.
Then to the tills. Those of you who know Ikea know that this is where the fun starts...new friends are made. The thing that keeps you happy is that they have put a hot dog stand just the other side of the tills. A combo meal for £1.50, great value.
Whenever you leave Ikea you wonder just how they do it, really wonderful looking things at democratic prices. And a fact that I found out the other day, the chap that started and owns Ikea and who is worth £10.000.000.000 drives a 1992 Volvo estate.
Now there's class.........