You know how it is, right? You decide to pop to Ikea to pick up a couple of things, not really necessary, but just nice to have. Then you come out with more bags than you can carry (including tea-lights of course), and you've eaten more Swedish meatballs than really necessary!
Ruby and I went this week. We were having a day at home (no body shape class for me as Ruby was full of cold and would've been miserable being left in the creche), and I had itchy feet to get out the house for a hour or so. A pit stop in the Ikea cafe for a quick coffee ended up 45 minutes later with me having been tempted by a plate of those Swedish meatballs - 10 in a small portion (yes small!). So bad and yet sooo good. And Ruby spying a 'highly nutricious' fairy cake covered in brightly coloured sprinkles and getting herself in a right old state. After some persuasion, thankfully she accepted the not so bright baby cookie and yoghurt raisins I had with me.
I wanted to pick up some more of Ikea's Ribba picture frames in silver. They will really show off the colours of these hydrangea photos Huzz took last summer.
I also bought this bowl, plate and serving spoons to go with some small bowls I already have. I am dreaming of summer days and these blue skies, and thought these would be perfect for summer lunches in the garden.
A few meters of lovely patterned material, a roll of paper for the kiddos to draw on, a new duvet cover, and sandpit toys for the summer were all popped into that huge blue Ikea bag (its so big it dares you to fill it up!). And finally, I picked up this lovely floor cushion for Ruby's room - she loves to sit on cushions and flick through piles of books, jabbering away to herself.
But, damn, I forgot those tea-lights! Looks like another trip coming up - better make sure I have lunch before I go next time.