Ah, Flying Tiger. The shop of hidden treasures and homeware dreams. How is it possible to pop in for one thing and leave with two bags full?
1. Why can't we get the name right?
The name has long been a source of great confusion, the fact it's been renamed with the word Flying in front of the Tiger only confuses matter further. It's Flying Tiger, but the tiger has always been singular, so why do people call it Tiger Tiger? Steven and Chris had the very same argument on Gogglebox. Ti-ger. Flying or not it's always been singular ok.
2. Why are those people not following the layout that guides you around?
It's clearly the same system as Ikea implement, and this haphazard careering around wouldn't wash there. There may not be arrows but you know which direction you should following, always go right. Stick to the rules in Flying Tiger guys.
3. Oo Ikea
Should really head to Ikea after this. For lunch. Large meatballs for one, please.
4. Right, I'm finished. Hang on, they sell spices in here?!
Should stock up on fennel seeds at that price. Oo...cinnamon sticks! You can never have too much Turmeric, best grab a few packets while I'm here. Pink Himalayan Salt is only £1? (immediately bulk buys)
5. Best pick up another Kilner jar
And remember to grab some pasta to fill up the jar. Might look a bit sad sat empty in the kitchen.
6. This is just like the Pound Shop
But far more organised. The clinical bright white decor makes it feel much more upmarket in fact.
7. Best pick up some tealights. Especially at these prices...
...which, it turns out, are pretty standard. Never mind. You'll never have a tealight shortage after shopping at Flying Tiger
8. Does every door in my house have a back-of-door hanging rack?
I'm sure there's one door missing a rack. I'll pick one up just in case. In fact there's still some space on one wall for another storage rack, they are a bargain after all?!
9. Does anyone actually buy the ponchos?
Oh, yes, it appears that person NOT following the arrows snapped up several.
10. I won't need to buy a bag, I only picked up the odd item
Two large bags please. Yes, I'm happy to pay.
11. WHY IS THAT PERSON PASSING THE TILLS ON THE WAY IN?
There's a system in place, follow the unwritten rules like the rest of us. Follow the path you're guided on please people.
12. I'm sure there's something I've forgotten. I'll pop in tomorrow
Because this shop is awesome.
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On that note, we're off to Flying Tiger to stock up on spices.
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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.
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