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To get so excited about a trip to IKEA?

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sugarmatches Mon 20-Aug-07 19:10:51

DH thinks I am a complete saddo.
I love IKEA. The meatballs, the creche, the stuff...everything.
I get excited getting out of the car and feel like a 12 year old at Alton Towers.
Obviously we don't go very often
Am I the only person that gets so excited about looking at all the bargain items?

southeastastra Mon 20-Aug-07 19:11:44

i get excited too but don't particularly like the drive there

Dior Mon 20-Aug-07 19:11:51

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UCM Mon 20-Aug-07 19:12:24

Nope, I get excited every time and end up feeling sick on the motorway.

We only go around my birthday as a treat. Dh tells me to get it delivered.

nell12 Mon 20-Aug-07 19:12:55

Good grief yes!!! My dh and I had a combined day off when the kids were at school, we planned a trip to IKEA 6MONTHS in advance!!!

We were so excited, me even more so than when we went on holiday 10 days ago

UCM Mon 20-Aug-07 19:13:02

Hello you <<again>> are ya following me. What you doing friday???

ejt1764 Mon 20-Aug-07 19:13:14

yanbu ... I love it too - which is not so good for my bank balance as I only live 10 minutes drive from the one in Cardiff Bay.

DS asks to go to IKEA if he's been good as he loves going in the creche!

Dior Mon 20-Aug-07 19:13:39

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Peachy Mon 20-Aug-07 19:14:06

Ah yes, we get rather Ikea excited too - DH loves the ematballs, I like kids Ikea

Tis a day out!

onlyWotz Mon 20-Aug-07 19:14:18

My so called friend dragged me along on the last trip and we were still at the check out at midnight!
I had about 6 things she nearly had 2 trollies worth! It was quiet though at that time.

Great about being north, as Warrington is so easy to get to. I used to hate going there when I lived South.

Slubberdegullion Mon 20-Aug-07 19:14:34


I was going to go on a lovely outing to Ikea this morning with my mother. Had spent yesteday afternoon perusing the catalogue. I was going to buy jars, and scissors (always buy scissors) and maybe a cushion. And have a slice of that dime bar cake.

Got up nice and early. Did hair and make up.

Went to dress dd's (they were going to nursery). Both have chicken pox.


whoops Mon 20-Aug-07 19:14:48

A friend & I do a road trip to Ikea every so often! We get a night out and chance to chat etc on the way there!!

clumsymum Mon 20-Aug-07 19:14:50

Oh dear yes you are...

I hate, Hate HATE the place. I don't like most of the furniture, hate the way they 'guide you round' the shop, and utterly detest the warehouse bit at the end. If we didn't have soooo many books (and need bookcases), I would never set foot in the place again.

To add insult they charge you extra to pay by credit card.

MyPoorSoreBum Mon 20-Aug-07 19:15:20

i too love ikea. i can make a full afternoon of it - take dcs there for lunch then put them in the creche for an hour for the joy of browsing alone. then gets dcs back and spend ages on kids section, then an ice-cream and home.

simple pleasures...

UCM Mon 20-Aug-07 19:15:48

You darling, there is only one you in my eyes

MyPoorSoreBum Mon 20-Aug-07 19:17:28

(don't actually buy much though, just a few quids worth of tat!)

mawbroon Mon 20-Aug-07 19:17:38

I quite like it too. I only live 5 mins away though and the novelty will probably wear off once we've lived here a while.

My only gripe is that they won't give me any allergy info for the cafe so I can't risk giving ds many of the things off the menu.

Dior Mon 20-Aug-07 19:18:01

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UCM Mon 20-Aug-07 19:19:47

I am back to work at the beginning of Sept, but have Mondays off occasionally. Will email you nearer time.

Dior Mon 20-Aug-07 19:20:40

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sugarmatches Mon 20-Aug-07 19:24:24

I always buy scissors too!!
I came home with some today and dh was like "why?"!!
Had the daim cake and looked at everything. I am loving the new catalogue. I really want to buy a POANG chair, but am afraid I will break it and never live it down with the kids. I am not that heavy, but I am skeptical about that chair.
Dd played and had a blast. It is like a special day out for kids.
I cannot help but wonder why so many other European countries are family friendly and the UK is not at all! Almost all of the EU has a children welcome policy and mine cannot even come into the garden of our local pub!
BTW, we do live in London. Maybe that's why!!

LadyVictoriaOfCake Mon 20-Aug-07 19:27:37

i love ikea and do get excited to bge going. and i can drive myself there now.

reminds me, i do need to get new sofa cover soon.

princessmel Mon 20-Aug-07 19:31:14

I adore Ikea too.

Never use the creche or eat there though. Apart from a hot dog at the end. Thats the only thing that keeps dh from going mad as we go round.
Dh just wants to get what we need and go. Whereas I want to wander round and savor every section. He'd never tollerate stopping for a meal!!

Kathyis6incheshigh Mon 20-Aug-07 19:32:59

I love it, despite the rows (and dh and I hardly ever have rows, only at IKEA).

Last time I got a meat thermometer for something like £4 when they were £12 everywhere else. Yay!

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