Sunday, 15 May 2011
IKEA and Me plus Alex's "Birthday"
We hopefully made our last [major] trip to IKEA this weekend. We knew we had 1 more in store for us but we wanted to live here a few months to see what we "needed" to make it our last stop. Kuk set off early Saturday with a list in hand. Delivery came later that day which gave me/us the time to put it together. This last load included a dining room table, 6 chairs, a bridge for the entertainment center, 2 more wardrobes, a futon, sewing table, bookcase, and a small table for the hall. Phew. Glad that's over. Pictures to follow later -- I've been waiting to show the house until we were "done".
Bits and Bobs
Despite the IKEA run, we did have a nice weekend. We went to Pizza Express for a family dinner, chatted with two friends (one at "tea"!) and had a couple of new experiences.
Kuk ventured to City Centre via the bus to get her haircut and shop at the mall. No issues. I also got my haircut (2nd time) and walked. It's a different part of town with a small shopping center. I took my back pack and stopped at the produce store for some fruit, the butcher and the pastry shop and then walked back. I felt very European!
Alex turns 9 tomorrow. It's easier to celebrate on the weekend (and Kuk has a work engagement tomorrow as well). We were a little subdued (lame?) this year but it turned out really well. Alex had a friend over for a play date and the two neighbor boys also joined in. It was a fun day.
We had a small cake tonight as a family. You may notice the lack of candles. I covered our lameness by holding up the grill lighter while we sang and he blew that out while laughing. Alex also got twice as many presents as he was expecting!