Ikea’s top 5 places for hide-and-seek

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!

as u know, most of all i like to travel and take fotografs. but right now i cannot go outside because of this big lake that is around our house. this lake is from the rain and a that big pile of snow that is melting. they say it will be a bit colder soon, so there is possible to go skating, maybe. but as of right now, i should not go outside. because i may get cold. well, i have not had any cold myself, but other giraffes that i have been talking that a cold is not a very nice thing to have. especially for giraffes  – because of the long neck, u know. so therefore, i can’t go out and have to stay inside.

so what is there to do inside a house? lots of things. especially number one is to play games. and the number one game that we play usually is hide-and-seek, as u may know. however, there is not much to take fotografs of, i’m afraid – while playing. because everyone is hiding, and u can’t see much, hehe! so instead, let me introduce to you my top places for hiding! well, they are not MY places, because for example Angel is usually hiding in the bamboo basket. but they are my TOP places of everyone’s places for hiding u see.

so here it goes.

#5 – In The Big Black Bag

or in the Gray one. or any large bag, really! bags do come in handy when playing hide and seek, don’t u think? also, the Big Black Bag is the favorite hiding place from my friend Undu. unless of course he is hiding in the balcony, hehe! because he has a sheep costume, u know, it’s really warm with that on the balcony, it seems to me.

#4 – Under the Pillows

guess what – we have lots and lots and lots of pillows! pillows are really really good for hiding, that’s why they come right in the 4th place. usually, my friend Sipsik finds the teddies under the pillows. but pillows are really good for hiding some other stuff as well. like the other day, i discovered a postcard with a giraffe on it under the pillows. so, pillows are not only good for hiding, but also for discovering things!

#3 – In The Bamboo Basket

hehe, i think u already know why the bamboo basket is great for hiding!! Because it has a LID! That’s great news. Because u can almost lift the lid up and still be hiding. But of course, we always spot Angel when he is in the bamboo basket. Because he is white!! and also the fact that he almost always hides in there. So that’s why bamboo basket is on the third spot – it’s is very difficult to get there before Angel does!!

#2 – In The Washing Machine

the washing machine is almost my number one favorite place to hide. for two reasons. first, nobody ever guesses that i’m there. Except Undu sometimes. Or Angel. and secondly, it is usually always available. of course sometimes it is not, when my friend Sipsik is washing some clothes. But then we usually decide to play something else.
Well, not always of course, because there are still other gr8 places to hide. Especially the mysterious number one spot:

#1 – and the winner is – Inside The New Cupboard!

jei! the new cupboard is the best place to hide, ever. or at least for a few weeks now. for example, there are so many drawers to hide (three). then each of these drawers has lots and lots of space for hiding. well except recently, it is full of some clothes, but still lots of room! for example, this one time that we played hide-and-seek, everybody hid in the cupboard!! and it was still quite difficult to find everybody, i must say. but the cupboard is really, really nice!! so, right now it is very much at the top of my hiding list, hehe!
also, recently we have found that it is even more fun to play in the dark!! so u don’t need to hide at all. well, i do – because of my big eyes.

what are your favorite places to hide when playing? let me know in comments!! have fun and cu l8r!

.. where Ikea assembles a cupboard

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!

nice to see u here again! so, thanks for coming by! i was just about to tell everyone how it went after we had got back from Ikea and ended up with a small box of something. apparently, it was a LARGE cupboard!! quite mysterious actually, how it fit in such a small box..

so, as i was saying last time, i was to go and discover how it is to assemble something, like a cupboard for example! it is all good fun, i can tell u! although i have to say that assembling is not something giraffes, like me, are really good at naturally. so, it took me a little bit of time to understand what it was in the box:

so, here’s me reading the manual. not too many fotografs in this manual, i’m afraid. but there are drawings!! so, that’s actually very helpful. especially later on, when i started assembling. also good thing is that there are steps, like 1-2-3 and so on. and not too many words. no words actually at all, i think. but the drawings are great, so that even giraffes can understand!

finally, after reading the manual, it was quite obvious this pile of wood is going to end up a very nice cupboard. so, with all this great information, it was time for some fun assembling!

first of all, as u can see, the screws! (and bunch of other stuff too). i must say that without the manual, there was no way to figure out what goes where. so manuals are great.
and also, let me give u a hint: keep your manual in a safe place when assembling! because when i was not looking, Saab almost ate half a page! luckily it was a page that i had already read.. and i caught him munching before he could eat the rest of it! so it was pretty close call, actually.

also, u know, if you have teddies at home who like to eat stuff, it is good to have something to trade with. moose, for example, are great in situations like these.
so this is about where i was just before the eating incident:

and this is about one, two or maybe three hours later:

i don’t know exactly because i don’t carry a watch u know. i have to tell u that it was already getting a bit dark outside, so maybe it was three hours later. or four even. not more than six hours, that’s for sure. so, it’s almost done, just a one more drawer to fix. almost through with the manual!!

so, there was lots of fun celebration just moments after this fotograf. because the cupboard was all assembled!! so no fotografs from that. but u will see this new place we discovered right afterwards! (it’s the drawers) u know, it seems to me that these are great for hiding! pst, i think Angel thinks it’s only him that knows this. So, next time we’ll be playing hide-and-seek, i think i know where Angel will be hiding, hehe!

i have to say, very much fun things that they have in this shop, Ikea, don’t u think? so, what about you, what’s the most fun thing that u have assembled so far? let me know!! until then, have fun and cu l8r!