Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Spanish IKEA...

... is exactly the same as everywhere else.

Globalisation 1; Regional Diversity 0

I wasn't expecting much difference to be fair, but maybe something distinctively Spanish in there - a paella dish perhaps, or some morisco inspired lattice work. But no. Identical to all the rest. Even the books on the shelves were in Swedish. Which made me think that perhaps, in say 300 years, when we all speak English (or Mandarin) perhaps IKEA will be the only place where the Swedish language is preserved.

Anyway, I bought a new bed to replace the one Kate broke and got it assembled (a few fiddly bits but otherwise no probs). Kate immediately decided to take it for a test drive.

By which I mean a siesta! Of course! Why, what were you thinking? Huh?

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