Rumour has it that IKEA are going to build a store nearby. Silver Vixen decided that we couldn't wait that long. There was a small mesh shelving stack that she wanted for the utility room - and IKEA had just the thing.
Along with half the population of Hampshire we began to shuffle through this museum of Scandinavian design (there was no audio commentary to explain the exhibits - nor provide historical background). As we progressed, we picked up various booty, and dodged the occasional trolls and goblins that hid amongst the various level and caves. It was like one of the old computer adventure games - without the eye-strain and carpal-tunnel syndrome.
With all of our booty finally collected we joined the famous IKEA queue and watched our remaining lives ebb away as we inched closer to a check-out. Finally, having parted with some coins of the realm, we managed to escape and head back to the relative calm of Sussex.
A new ASDA store has opened on the main road, near Ferring. We stopped there on the way back - a few observations:
- its bright
- prices seem keen
- if you want to find actors to play trolls or zombies - just check any aisle
- if you want to see why, geologically, the south coast is sinking - just check the average weight of the shoppers
Gorse Fox is sure it will settle once the novelty has worn off.