Ah you thought I was going to talk about Ikea eh? Well now there is a Danish store to rival the Swedish friends we know so well. We have a new JYSK which has opened here in Derby and I was quite impressed.
The concept is very similar to the other Swedish furniture place in that it is very reasonably priced but you do have to take it home flat packed and build it yourself. I had my eye on a few furniture items in the store and asked a very friendly sales person if it was easy to put together, in fact I actually said 'is it as easy to put together as the other Scandinavian place which we won't mention?'. He told me not to swear but said yes it is all supplied with pre drilled holes and is very simple to to construct.
So I thought that's good, it's like Ikea stuff then and I have experimented with quite a bit of their furniture and have managed it without a Scandinavian man to help me. This is good then, I can now buy top Danish furniture from just up the road and although it is a smallish store I can still find my way around without a map.
I have to follow arrows in Ikea and frankly one can spend a day in there by the time there has been a little shopping, stop for meatballs and then more shopping. I do like to pretend to be a warehouse person though and find my furniture on the shelves. I'm thinking of going for a forklift licence and then I could take something off the top shelf (I bet that's where the saucy bedroom furniture is - as seen on 50 Shades).
So I was quite impressed with my first visit to JYSK, not sure how to pronounce it and tend to get the letters all mixed up but apparently it means 'Jutlandic' so there you go.....now you know. The first store opened way back in 1979 so it has been around along time but obviously we never hear about these things until a store like this pops in this county. The first UK stores opened in 2008 so it's only taken ten years to get to Derby, better late than never I say.
If you would like more information about JYSK then take a look at their website here www.jysk.co.uk you can also sign up to their newsletter to obtain discounts and offers so worth it if you have your eye on lots of things like I have.
Give it a try and let me know what you think. I am going back soon just to see if it was as good as I thought it was the first time around and to check out any bargains. Thank you so much for reading today, please join me again tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now........
....you all take care now.
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What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.