Friday, April 18, 2008

21% off at Ikea on Saturday | Free Blueprint exhibition

Irish Independent picture of Paul Reid holding up sign

On Saturday, Ikea celebrates its 21st birthday, and will be offering 21% discount in its stores (but not online) throughout the day.

So if you fancy joining the Sydenham Bypass flash mob in a gigantic freeze tomorrow, park your car up on the the A2 and enjoy the car radio. You'll not be moving for hours!!! Update - Saturday - The final approach road after the Sainsburys' roundabout seemed to be the only slow traffic.

BBC NI Blueprint advertising poster - showing one of the Harland & Wollf cranes (David or Goliath) encased in ice

And if you want to try something else instead, William Crawley's reckons if you turn up at the door of Blackstaff Studios on Great Victoria Street on Saturday or Sunday, you'll be able to get into the Blueprint Exhibition without a ticket.

Saturday, 19th April, 2008

  • Tour 1 10.00 am - 12.30 pm (including Live broadcast of John Toal's Saturday magazine programme)
  • Tour 2 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
  • Tour 3 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Sunday, 20th April, 2008

  • Tour 4 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
  • Tour 5 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm

And if you were thinking of popping up to Streamvale Open Farm, it'll be closed this weekend as a precaution while officials try and track down the source of an E.coli outbreak in Belfast.

One of Streamvale's goats
"The source of the infection remains unclear and the EHSSB stresses that the risk to the wider community remains very low," Judith Morrow said. "We are confident that our intensive cleaning programme over the weekend will further reassure the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on Monday and that we will immediately reopen for business."

Update - Monday - And I'm glad to read that Streamvale were able to reopen on Monday.


Norwin said...

Just back from Ikea. In and out in 10 minutes, saved 5 quid. No traffic problems until you get onto their own access road (which I avoided by parking in Holywood exchange).
So if you want a bargain, it's okay!!

Timothy Belmont said...

It's awhile since we've visited Streamvale. I was at school with Tim Morrow and I recall his dad, Adie, as a local politician.

We used to pick-our-own strawberries and raspberries there.


Boaly said...

My wife went to ikea with her parents on fri, there'd been some mix up in a paper so they got an unexpected 21% off, They said it wasn't busy, but still managed to stay for around 3 hrs. So glad I was at work!!!

Brabazon said...

I'm a bit miffed with IKEA at the mo'. Popped in tonight all set to order our new kitchen. After weeks of tinkering and thinking and head scratching, we'd finally settled on the design and were ready to go, until the lady in the kitchen dept told us that she couldn't serve us as she had to go for her dinner before the staff canteen closed! So we were left dangling, and rather than wait for an hour for her to finish her meatballs we just went home again. It seems even IKEA just can't get the staff...

Good job we only came from Bangor, if we'd trekked all the way from Wexford or something it would have been a different story. V poor... :(