Some years ago after a terrible Highrise argument with slamming doors, loud voices and going off somewhere without telling the other person where, an Ikea chair appeared in R's bedroom and a new lamp behind the tv. The chair survives, the lamp has not.
Today D retweeted a link to Stockholm train drivers who are not allowed to wear shorts to work and so are wearing skirts while they are driving their trains. The driver's have lined up for their skirt issue and management has no problem with their male drivers wearing skirts. Skirts are official uniform. Shorts are not.
I sent the tale onto J via Twitter as he is a Swedophile and I thought it might amuse him. I expect I should have personally retweeted it, but I am not too crash hot at twittering.
The lamp had to be replaced, so R wanted to visit to Swedish furniture shop. I reluctantly agreed. We followed the arrows from beginning to end and did buy a suitable replacement lamp, along with some flexible tubing that covers your ugly computer wires and some new drinking glasses.
R's Sister was somewhat estranged from her son, but the son did ask his mother to his wedding. She and her her present husband attended and things are slowly coming back together. Now her son has bred a child by the name of Audrey. Isn't that just such a fab name.
Audrey is a special name for Melburnians as Little Audrey of the neon Skipping Girl Vinegar sign is dear to us. She has even been mentioned in a couple of popular songs. I took the opportunity to take a snap or two while were visiting the big Swedish store. I've never taken a night time photo of her, but there is a good one to be seen here.
Technically, she should be Audrey of Abbottsford, not Richmond, but everyone thinks of the area as Richmond.
This is not the original sign. The original was installed in 1936 and was Australia's first animated neon sign.
I get panicky in Ikea if I can't see an arrow on the floor. I would have to decide myself about which direction to walk. We looked at some bits of furniture in the store, but as I very wisely said to R, the trouble with Ikea furniture is that is looks like Ikea furniture.