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Lapeyre & Ikea

Up at the crack of dawn - we have to go and source some materials for a client which involves driving to Lattes which is the centre commerciale just outside of Montpellier - this in itself gives 'A' the heeby geebies just thinking about all those people bustling around in Ikea...

As it happens we are in and out of Lapeyre which is a kitchen / bathroom type shop having found out exactly what we needed to (do you have it in stock? can you deliver it? Euro150... low whistle.. and do you take back open boxes of floor tiles? yes, as long as it's within 15 days.).. and into Ikea for kitchen installation info which isn't on the 'net and when you call Ikea it is totally impossible to get a human being to answer... we come away with our info... yes, they will come and measure for you, but only if it's Ikea that's going to be doing the installation - at Euro136 per metre for the lower cupboards and Euro85 for the upper cupboards... and it's 2 weeks for delivery, even if they have it in stock.

Anyway, Alicia decides that we are in Ikea... so that means it's time for lunch... so we have 3 cinnamon buns .. Euro1.50 for 3 and two cups of cappuccino.. and a juice... and we're sitting down at 9.30am.

Back home and we pack for a short doggy sitting stay down the road... at lunchtime we are sitting on a terrace in the garden... absolutely baking... the weather is glorious.

The afternoon is spent first running about the garden with the toutous and then playing Harry Potter on the Wii machine (not me I might add.) I'm doing mailing lists and working...

French Help Services
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Relocation and Help in Montpellier, Nimes, Herault & the Gard departments. Troubleshooting for those already here

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