I've probably only been to Ikea a handful of times and anybody who is familiar with the stores will know how big they are and how long they can take to walk round. Once you enter you're sort of led on a path that you can't seem to get off and which takes you through every department until you actually make it to the exit. I reckon we must have walked 5 miles - OK slight exaggeration but not much.
Anyway, the concept worked, because I did impulse buy a couple of things. This little lantern will sit nicely on the patio table and only cost £2.
I also bought this after suffering serious orchid envy brought on by a lovely blog I've recently discovered called "A Life in the English Rain".
And 2 'silver bar things with hooks' for a blank wall in the kitchen, which my mugs now hang from.
Amy made brioche this week at school. They looked delicious and I regretted my 'no eat' rule so much so that I asked her if I should try one. She was very truthful and advised against it, so I'm hoping she'll make some at home in the not too distant future.
Thursday is Lidl day at Number 38, which means fresh flowers and these lovely yellow roses were my choice of the week.
Tomorrow I want to get out in the garden and plant up the sweet peas. They're really tall now and I think they're established enough to survive. I've also bought some geraniums that need planting. Just hope the weather is good enough so I can spend a bit of time out there.