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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

It was dark and dismal and raining at 7.45am this morning, but at least it was much warmer. I wish the weather would make its mind up!
We picked my friend Dale up at 11am and went by car to Southampton! She wanted to go to Ikea to look at the kitchen units! We got there at 11.30am and walked around looking for the drawer units she wanted. We eventually found them! I told her it would be a long way to walk! Luckily there were chairs around to sit on! She finds it very difficult to walk! While we were looking for the units we found a lovely Wooden trolley style Island for the middle of the kitchen, just the right size as hers is quite small and she said she could use it in the dining room too. It was a real bargain at 35. Nice and strong with 2 wheels at the front.

Dale needed to sit down so she bought us a nice, but naughty lunch! She and I had oven baked fish and chips with peas and Adrian had the Swedish meatballs with chips. We sat for about half an hour then we went in the lift down to the next floor.

Dale wanted to see the rugs and we found those through the short cut with help from one of the staff. A blue one with flowers on caught her eye! That's on her wish list! LOL! We left her sitting near the lift and went off in search of silicone cake moulds.

We saw a nice fish frying pan that's on my wish list, but it was 32. Didn''t get the silicone fairy cake moulds for the Halogen as they were on display but out of stock! Rats!

Went down to the ground floor and pick up point to get the trolley. Dale sat on a seat while we searched for it. Had to look on the computer to find where it was situated. It was a long way to walk and we eventually found it back near the lift we had originally come from. It says there are almost 5,000 solar panels on the roof, so you can tell how big an area it is. We have 11 on our roof at home! They are doing SOME good for the environment and proud of it!
Before we left we looked round the sale area, but didn't find much there except a nest of Japanese style occasional tables for 19 that we would have liked! They were reduced from 80 which was very good.

Got back in the car at 3pm and headed for home. Dropped of the trolley at Dale's bungalow and then took her to her B & B. After that we stopped off to do some shopping. It was nice not having to carry the 8 pints of milk and shopping up the hill and on the bus!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NORASPAT 1/19/2012 10:20PM

    I love fairy cakes and forgot all about them along with butterfly cakes and Eccles cakes too. I wish we had an IKEA store close by, or a Marks and Spencers HUGS, Memeories Pat in Maine. Snow is headfing our way but it is better than what we have been aving FEEZING RAIN !!!

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SENATOR9 1/19/2012 11:34AM

    Lots of walking but a good day

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LESLIECOY 1/19/2012 9:35AM

    Shopping ! Retail Therapy !My favorite form of walking !
It sure sounds like you had lots and lots of walking !
and found some treasures along the way.

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GRAMMAMARY 1/19/2012 9:30AM

    sounds like you had a good day with lots of walking

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JULIAOAK 1/19/2012 4:02AM

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1BEACHWALKER 1/19/2012 2:19AM

    Nice that you were out helping your friend- she is lucky to have you! Sounds like a successful tiring day! Hope you had a nice sleep after all that walking!! Shopping sometimes is really hard on a person, even if it is fun- I know it is on me!! emoticon emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 1/19/2012 12:17AM

    Loved that you had such a great day ... We have ikea here too in Australia.. but not in our region ...
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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MNABOY 1/18/2012 11:36PM

    You were a busy shopper and burned a bunch of calories.

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/18/2012 11:33PM

    We have an IkEA here ELLEN it is enormous !I usually think of Southhampton in the summer LOL!

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ARTJAC 1/18/2012 11:08PM

    great story in england you have fish&chips&mushy peas with vinigar on them yummy fairy cakes are called cup cakes in america

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MOTLEM 1/18/2012 10:01PM

    I hope you had a pedometer on girlfriend as you surely would've done your 10K steps for the day, eh. emoticon
Oven baked fish and chips .. cool, but can't understand why you had peas with that meal. Here in OZ, fish and chips is just that .. fish and chips. Seems strange adding peas is all. emoticon
Loved reading about your day at Southampton with Dale and Adrian. I am glad you made it thru Ikea OK. Big place, eh. emoticon
Great blog, and thanks for sharing. emoticon

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MARTHASPARKS 1/18/2012 8:47PM

    What a great day. What are fairy cakes?

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