IKEA nearly got me

We went to IKEA today. Mainly to get some baby/toddler safety latches as the Little Tornado likes to open drawers now, with too much enthusiasm for our liking.

We also went there to get those IKEA meatballs for brunch. Yes we are sad but we don’t care, we are now parents.

Husband got the latches and some more black sorting boxes that have been absolutely integral to our house tidying process, you know, the Drona boxes. We highly recommend them.

Anyway so that’s all we wanted to get right? Okay.

I’m passing the Kitchen market place section and see this frying spatula. It’s a simple kitchen utensil from their cheap but dependable set. I pick it up, because I think: “This will be good because I cook a lot and our one is always dirty when I have to cook a new dish – this way I always have two for easy access.”

Thought processes as follows:

Shit but this means I’m buying something.

But shucks it’s just 50p. 50p is okay, I’ve saved a lot so far.

Shit but it’s not about the budget, it’s about the stuff.

But these new rules mean we cook so much more, can’t we just add to efficiently? Isn’t that part of the process too?

You’re full of shit, you know, lady.

Maybe I can get Anh to buy it somehow.

But that’s bloody cheating!

But it’s just 50p!

You’re so pathetic, you know.

All the while I am holding this frying spatula, walking past all these lovely things, swatting imaginary things here and there all over IKEA.

At the end of it all, I put the spatula next to some random pot in a section far, far away. And we leave.

That was close. But that’s the thought process. It’s hard. Your brain is your best friend and worst enemy.


Anyway, happy Chap Goh Meh. The 15th and final day of Chinese New Year. Our decorations at home come down after this, the year truly starts proper now 😉  Here we are, at the Magic Lantern Festival in Chiswick this evening – thanks to our friends Nadine and Ewan. We nearly froze our asses off but it was still lovely to see all the lights.

Happy rest of the weekend all. May the force be with you in your thought processes. x

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