.. where Ikea is watching H100 and gets kidnapped

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!

guess what! i have just been to South-Estonia for the week-end. and lots of fun things happen in South-Estonia, if u ask me. For exampel Haanja 100, which is an event for people with bikes, usually mountain-bikes. Giraffes, like me, we are not much into biking, but i like bikes sometimes. and i like to watch the competition events, like H100 (last year). This event looks like gr8 fun because, u know, u have to bike one hundred kilometers. That’s a lot of meters! but not all bikers do 100 kilometers. in fact, some of them do one hundred MILES! that’s even more meters!! and it takes pretty much all day! Like for exampel this guy here, Jouni, apparently he doing 100 miles:

how do i know that? because he has this number, with a name on it, hehe! so, as u can see, me and my friend Sten went to watch the bikers on a big hill called Vorstimägi with a 2-milline (2-million) view. unfortunately, i could not stay there for long, because, u know suddenly there was this mysterious guy dressed in blue and before i or my friend Sten could do anything i was kidnapped and carried away lots of meters! luckily we have a fotograf:

as u can see, i don’t have any more fotografs of the bikers, because, u know, it is not so easy to take fotografs when u are kidnapped! and i have to tell u, i was kidnapped for quite a while. but i can tell u now that all ended well and i am now back at home, Kadriorg. im not going to reveal the mystery how i got back, but i CAN tell u that the mother of this mysterious guy in blue WAS indeed involved. so, the most important thing is to stay calm, even when kidnapped while watching bike racing, hehe!
good news is that there are photos from others, from the same area, Vorstimägi, over here! but what about you? have u ever been kidnapped? and what about biking 100 miles? let me know! have fun and cu l8r!

.. where Ikea is watching Tartu Rulluisumarathon

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!

guess where i have been this weekend! in Tartu, South-Estonia! in fact, there was this gr8 fun event called Tartu Rulluisumaraton, which sounds weird, but really is just a 42km race with speed-skates. I don’t have sk8es myself, but it sure looks like fun! and fast too!

for example, here’s the winner. he’s from Venezuela, so this skating must be REALLY fun, because he has come so far. my friend Lotte tells me that it’s really really far. and she knows these things!

so, here i was, watching. in fact, there were two events! or maybe three, even. So, one was sprint and the other was this marathon. and also half-marathon – that is 21km. That’s where my friend Sipsik was participating. i think she did really well because i did not even see when she went by, it was so fast!

and u know what – in the middle of those events, you could go and eat some pasta, hehe! i did not eat pasta myself, but i had ice-cream. i like ice-cream a lot, u know – therefore, no fotografs, hehe!

also, i managed to get hold of this yellow balloon! these balloons are really a lot of fun. because they want to fly away, u know. so i had to tie it to my hand in fact. balloons can be quite mischievous, i can tell u! especially the yellow ones, they are known for that!

but another thing happened while i was watching the marathon – i got hijacked! although my friend Leenu says the right word is kidnapped, but i think she only says it because it was this kid who “napped” me. but she only wanted to say hi, jack. although i am not jack, but Ikea. but i could not talk – see:

but i did meet a Teddy bear in the process, hehe! other than that, it was all good fun! oh, and did u notice the happy carrots a few fotografs back – they’re my favorite carrots from now on, hehe! how about you? did you do any rollerskating over the weekend? let me know! have fun and cu l8r!