(my particular favourite was the hang gliding pandas, but I loved the way that the store sneaked in loads of stuffed toys) but we didn't see this...
... which was the actual purpose of our visit. We also got this...
Image taken from IKEA and while they are marketed as a pair of vases they look remarkably like a yarn holder and a knitting needle holder to me - and I thought I was only buying the one but they are sold nested!
... which we hadn't meant to get and was definitely a want not a need but I wanted a yarn holder for when I'm knitting and while I had planned to make one (and still might), this looked well suited and, yes, I regret the £10 but it could have been worse.
We also got a red fleece blanket 130cm x 170cm (around 51 inches x 70 inches) for £3 which isn't a bad price per metre, even if the fleece isn't very thick. I planned to use it for the hot water bottle covers after practicing on the stash of well washed fleece baby blankets, perhaps double thickness, but bear has claimed it. Red is his favourite colour and he loves that it is soft and cosy. Then there were the soft toys that bear had requested for his Christmas/birthday present that I got when DH kept bear elsewhere.
So we came out with £37 of goodies but no wardrobe. I've gone online and ordered it, which means that we are paying £39 for a wardrobe and £35 for delivery. It would be £25 for delivery if it had been in stock but we have to pay a picking charge.
Bear loved the trip. He loved opening all the doors and checking all the cupboards and was totally ready to buy everything. I'm not letting him watch any home improvement programmes. I'd never hear the end of it.
Sharon - I am frequently embarrassed at how little non-European history I know, and the Native Americans are definitely on my 'to learn about' list. I feel that language shapes the way we think, we can only usually think about things we have words for, and when a language dies I think a way of looking at the world goes with it. I'm glad you enjoyed the link.