Clas Ohlson. Who? Clas Ohlson
No we had never heard of him ether- but today we were meandering round the Chapelfield Shopping Mall in Norwich and found a shop of that name. It somehow felt comfortingly familiar – and very Swedish. The helpful assistant explained that not only was CO a Swedish company [website here]but also their store layout was planned by the same guy who designs the layout of IKEA stores.
We spent ages in there – looking at their phenomenal range of goods [kitchen, garden, electrical, office, bathroom, storage, sport, crafts…] Bob even said “Some of this is better than Maplin!” [wow!]
They’ve been around in Scandinavia for 93 years, but only just reached Britain, apparently. They have a useful [free] catalogue which is produced annually. There was a lovely display of previous cover designs in the store which I just had to photograph
We took advantage of the lunchtime meal deal and I had Chicken Waldorf Salad, he had Quesadillas with Chicken and Falafels.
There was a phenomenal hailstorm as we ate lunch, then we wandered back to get the Park’n’Ride bus, calling in at a few charity shops on the way. I did get the bargain I was particularly hunting for – but cannot tell you about that just yet!
Back to Cornerstones, and we did a few jobs round the bungalow, and now we are planning a relaxing evening! If you are on your Half Term Break, I hope you are having fun too.
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Oh – one other picture, taken yesterday on our walk with A&M. This wall plaque amused Marion and me.
Norfolk is such a historic county you know!