Monday, September 26, 2016

Daniel used to live in Sydney but now he lives in London: 25th September 2016

This is the Ikea at Tottenham. We walked here from Finsbury Park. It seemed like a good idea at the time. I took this photo as we made our approach, mostly out of relief.
All hyperbole aside, the walk was actually quite pleasant. As we toured along Seven Sisters Road we found all manner of suburban stalls, fruit sellers, and about twenty Tesco outlets have all shapes and sizes. I remarked to Kate that this is something we would absolutely never do in Sydney, which is funny in hindsight as the trip was hardly arduous.

That said, spending two hours in an Ikea after you've spent a similar amount of time walking there is a whole other feat of endurance. It turns out that Ikea on a Sunday afternoon as a hive of humanity no matter where you are on Earth. Come the end of our jaunt, we had a number of ideas for furniture and storage solutions, but mostly just wanted to be somewhere silent for a long, long time.

1 comment:

Dave Parker said...

I am impressed your relationship survived. I maintain that Ikea ruins relationships and lives. Bleurgh.