.. where Ikea gets stuck in snow.. in April!

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!


i guess u are wondering where I have been during the Easter? let me tell u – i got stuck in the snow!!

yes, that’s right. we got a very nice bunch of snow! in April! i can tell u, that it is not very common here in Estland to get snow in April. Especially here in the Kadriorg area. It’s because of the Sea – which is warm, my friend Lotte says. In fact, almost all snow had melted in last couple of weeks. So, over weekend a large bunch of snow came out of nowhere!! so i went to check it out and got stuck!! well, i wasn’t stuck for all weekend of course because my friend Tik (the Moon Rabbit) found me really fast and came to rescue. But of course, then we had to go and visit some of his Moon friends and help to find the chocolate eggs. I found one with the rabbit ears, hehe! so, in fact, i will go and check if there’s any more snow left, i can do last sledging of the year! maybe.. until then, let me know what kind of fun did u have over easter? have fun and cu l8r!

.. where Ikea visits a bakery and eats Pumpkin Cheesecake

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!

guess what? i was organizing my fotografs from Turkey when i got this tweet from my friend Heidi to come and check out the new Pumpkin Cheesecake. I have to tell u, we, giraffes are not much into pumpkins usually. But since halloween is coming and i have always wanted to check out a bakery AND my friend Sipsik is very much into cakes, so it sounded a like a good plan for Saturday morning.

Apparently, first thing u can do in a bakery is to ring a bell. That looked very similar to the bell we had in the hotel in Turkey in fact. First lesson: bakeries are a lot like hotels.

After introducing myself i could go and check out the bakery itself. First thing that i noticed were eggs, hehe!

as u may know, i like eggs a lot! in fact there were many many eggs pretty much everywhere, not only the fridge. LOTS OF EGGS! Lesson number two: cakes are mostly made out of eggs.

Here’s me and the machines for egg-whipping. Since it was Saturday, all the egg-whipping had already been finished for the week! So i have to come back to see how it is really done with these fun-looking machines.

Here’s a fotograf of me and what they make out of these eggs. (and other things, like chokolate. and berries. and nuts. and rum. and many other things…) Lot’s of stuff actually..

.. and this is what we got – the Pumpkin Cheesecake. quite big, don’t you think?
so i gathered some friends to try this cake at our place, in Kadriorg. Apparently, some friends of my friend Sipsik also somehow heard about this cake and came along as well!! (Lesson three – news about cheesecakes travel fast!) Here’s some of us contemplating our moves:

Finally my friend Lotte proposed an excellent idea of cutting the cake with one flowery thing on each piece. Which we did:

AND i have to tell u, i don’t have too many more fotografs except this last one. You know why? Because this Pumpkin Cheesecake was really really really good in fact. And do you know why? – i have no idea. Well, definitely i have to investigate more into this mystery of cheesecakes.. but it seems to me that cheesecakes (if they are as tasty as this one) can definitely make my top 20 list of best things to eat. It could be because they taste a little bit like ice-cream. In fact i remember now that not long ago i was having this strawberry cheesecake ice-cream from mr. Jerry and mr. Ben and that was also very good indeed.. so here’s lesson number four: Pumpkin Cheesecake tastes as good as strawberry cheesecake ice-cream and it’s not even an ice-cream! That’s gr8 news! (also my friend Sipsik says here she liked the taste which made the cake taste a bit like Christmas cookies. (i have to agree, because, as far as me and Teddies can tell, Christmas cookies are the BEST!))

Also what i found out later, is that they also make cakes out of marzipan. i have never tried marzipan myself, but i hear from my friend @Mooseherd that marzipan is best thing ever (not sure about that, because definitely it can’t beat acacia leaves or even ice-cream..!) So, probably i will go back there and try to see how this marzipan cake tastes like. What’s sounds gr8 about this marzipan is that they can even make little giraffe figures out of it, jei! Take a look at these fotografs, for example! Looks like lots of fun! Maybe i could even make some of my own? Until then, let me know if u have made any marzipan figures? or been to any bakeries or tried any cheesecakes!? Have fun and cu l8r!

ps. i have to put a disclaimer in here somewhere. I’m not sure what a disclaimer is, but my friend Leenu says that u have to put a disclaimer in, if you get something for free. And we got the cake for free, so here it comes. Disclaimer: Got this Pumpkin Cheesecake for free from the bakery.

.. where Ikea goes Easter Egg hunting (modern style)

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!
i don’t know about u, but seems like the Easter is somewhat big event around here. Especially recently, lots of people seem to do lots of fun stuff around Easter (almost like they do around Christmas or Halloween or Valentines’). so, lots of fun. and one of the recent big fun events is to hunt for stuff (eggs). we in Kadriorg, we are lots into all hunting around here. (i especially like to hunt for strawberries or ice-cream, as u may know)
so, as soon as i heard about this egg hunting thing, it seemed like something fun to do. so, let me tell u about it – hunting for Easter Eggs Angry Birds (modern) style! hehe! the great thing about this is that u can do it everywhere (+1), u don’t need real eggs (+2), which may break (my friend Angel broke a box of eggs once and Sipsik had to lock him up in the washing machine for two days, since he was getting all stinky) and also, u don’t have to hide them first, they are already hidden for you (+3)! and the gr8 thing about it is that i already had it in my phone, jei!

i guess there are two things that i found out about this fun Egg Hunt in Angry Birds Seasons game. well, in fact it’s one thing: there are two ways to hunt Eggs! the first one is to spot all the eggs on any level. like on this fotograf of me playing, check out the coloured eggs in the middle and on the ground! so, all u need to do, is to smash some angry birds into them to collect! wohoo! so this was how it looked pretty much in the beginning. and this:

is how it looked in the end!! see those coloured numbers? these are the eggs after collection, hehe! so, that’s the first way to collect eggs. there are LOTS in every level (which there are about 18 or so, but im not so gr8 with numbers, i must warn)
but, there is also another way to collect and that’s even more fun! because, in some levels, there are HIDDEN eggs! it is quite mysterious thing actually, because they can be anywhere. although right now i already have found them all, but still, gr8 fun! like one of the eggs was inside green grass. how silly to be hiding from a giraffe in grass, hehe! i found it right away!

but some of them are more tricky. and then, if u want to get the GR8 BIG EGG, u have to finish all levels with 3 stars, like me:

and then, u have ALL THE EGGS!

it’s lots of fun, this Egg Hunting! Highly recommended fun by a giraffe, like me, Ikea! well, in fact i have to go now and play the eggs too (did u know that they are actually bonus levels? – well, they are!! – bonus fun!) but in the meantime, please let me know if u did any Easter Egg Hunting this weekend? did u find real eggs or whose eggs were they? let me know in comments! have fun and cu l8r!