Our wedding website is now up and I keep finding more and more things to put on our todo list. Exciting!

The other week, me and R went to Ikea (as usual) and in the midst of the people and items, I fell in love. I’m sure R didn’t mind as the item I fell in love with was a tray. A white, metal, lovely, tray.

It reminded me of one of the (two) trays we had in the house whilst growing up. It was red metal and had a small heart shaped pattern cut out all around the edge. During birthdays and name-days*, the tray was brought out with a small linen cloth that our mother had embroidered a ring of flowers on. Inside the ring, the breakfast plate or bowl was placed and on birthdays, a candle was lit and placed next to it. As my birthday is in January when it’s very very dark in the mornings, this always made it feel so special.
Hopefully, this tray will help us create our own tradition and will mean that I will get breakfast in bed more often!

However, as we don’t have that much space for this tray in the kitchen at the moment, I decided to turn it in to a temporary idea board, with ideas and help from the lovely UnderbaraClara. I hung it up on the wall with the help of a white silk ribbon I had laying around and will mostly use it for our wedding ideas.

It looks so great against our old chest of drawers!

*Every day of the Latin calendar (with an exceptions of a handful of days) has a female and male name, originating from saints or martyrs. Many families celebrate the day of your specific names. I have two name days, one in Feb and one in Dec 🙂 If you’re curious, read more on Wikipedia

It’s been a while since my last update but I’ve been ill back and forth, making it tricky to get anything done. The days when I’ve felt better lists have been written and ticked off bit by bit. I’ve also applied for jobs and contacted job agency after job agency and have a few meetings with some of them (yay!).
The days when I’ve felt worse, I’ve tried to keep myself motivated but mostly just ended up sitting in front of the tv with a dvd from our monthly rental service.

I also have several projects in the pipeline, some which I’m so excited about that I cannot go to sleep at night whilst others I know would be so rewarding finishing but somehow I cannot  make myself motivated enough.