It was time to buy a kitchen, not just any kitchen, an ikea kitchen. I’ve written previously about the how and why of our kitchen purchase – and now the where. Glasgow Ikea is very handy to where we live so the three trips I have made in the past three weeks haven’t taken too much time. I had a late night at work and as the evenings are getting shorter here is how it looked when I arrived:
As I already had the ‘pick list’ from my previous visit all that I had to do was handover the list, confirm a few items and then wait for Craig the very helpful assistant to create the stock pick list. I went for a lonesome dinner – there were very few dining – but Ikea has certainly got colourful in the dining room.
I had bangers and mash with a glass of vino – that just how I roll. With a full day of work and then evenings spent on the project I can tell you this was haute cusine at its finest.
What do you think about my dinner companions?
How great to get that finalised! We’ll get the kitchen delivered to our home over the next few days. I was excited to get that done, and just when I thought it couldn’t get any better it turned into Christmas! Oh man I am one Christmas fan.
Ikea are advertising their Christmas tree promotion where you buy a tree but get £20 back on a gift card. So it is a £5 Christmas tree (at least that is what I tell myself) – and I will certainly be first in line:
This was the tree we had last year…. I am wondering if I can get a bigger one for Christmas 2013.
Oh it makes me very happy to see it all Christmassy…
I have to admit I did put some Christmas decorations in my big yellow ikea bag, but then remembered how much I have stashed away in various places in our current house. I don’t promise I won’t buy some baubles before the year is out but I will try!
It has been a hard week on the bank account:- kitchen, bathroom and boiler – but one thing that surprised me about this kitchen purchase is that we managed to buy a lot more than last year but paid a lot less. They have promotions on at the minute that include 25% off appliances and 25% off some kitchen doors. With that great giftcard we came in well below our budget. Of that budget we spent 1/3 on appliances including a fridge freezer, built in microwave, dishwasher and washing machine for the utility area.
I took home the handles – but I may be having buyers remorse. What do you think?