Dubai's Desperate Housewife

Trials and traumas of a full-time mum in Dubai

“What I bought” Wednesday

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I went to Ikea this afternoon to buy three silver picture frames and a potato ricer, the latter on the advice of my dear friend A, whose mashed potato my incredibly fussy D-there’s-lumps-in-it”-D and D-“don’t-like-mashed-potatoes”-S actually will eat.

I found the ricer and the photo frames but, at the check-out, my trolley also contained:

"Buy me!" Buy me!" woofed the Ikea dog

 

4 x swimming towels (not needed but I liked the pattern)

1 x stuffed doll (boy variety, clutched by DS)

1 x stuffed dog (Dalmation variety, clutched by DS)

1 x washing-up brush (clutched by DS: “I help Gerlie.”)

2 x funnels (I often wish I had a funnel. Can’t think why now, but… next time)

1 x roll of art paper

2 x duvet cover sets (for DS)

1 x pillow (for DS)

2 x chopping boards (can never have too many)

1 x packet paper napkins (ditto)

Anyway, I’m slightly relieved, in a strange way, to say I actually ended up buying none of these items, despite ringing them up at the till. I also didn’t buy marshmallows for the children to eat on the way home, much to DS’s disgust.

That’s what happens when you leave your purse at home.

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Written by mrsdubai

April 25, 2012 at 5:35 pm

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  1. And all that time you had me thinking you were just like me with another average “just need one thing” trip to Ikea….

    PrincessKristy

    April 25, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    • I can never come out of Ikea with less than a full trolley. I don’t know how they do it!

      Mrs Dubai

      April 25, 2012 at 9:51 pm

  2. Hello! I’m at work surfing around your blog from my new iphone 4! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the fantastic work!

    household items

    April 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm


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