Seize the Day

Yesterday was Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day, the day when most people bid their resolutions farewell. Many of us start the New Year with all sorts of good intentions, only to slow down way too quickly.

Does that mean, that’s it for the year?


Any day is a good day for resolutions. It is always a good time to start over and try harder. We are very aware of our strong and weak points and working at the latter can lead to great results. I was always a person who sees great birthday presents for example, only to go back and find them gone (or forget the birthday.) We do not have an unlimited amount of time and sometimes we live as if we did.

I have been crossing many things off my to-do list in the last months, and last weekend we finally went to Fairyland Village, only to see it up for sale. We drove up anyways. The fading remains of what was once a magical place for children, had lost nothing of its charm. Fairyland Village would make a great setting for a horror movie. I did take a few photos along the fence but set off an alarm somewhere in the distance, so I turned around, when a croaky voice behind said, “Hello.”

I looked back and saw absolutely nothing. For a split second I was wondering what the witch in Hansel and Gretel may sound like. A few steps further another “hello”. Not so brave anymore, I turned around and “hello” was one impressive cockatoo. A mocking bird.

The moral of the story is, if we had gone when we found out about it, it would have been open. So call your grandma, apply for that fantastic job, go out and do something with your life.

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Popeye Village Malta

David Hasselhoff Museum

Postcards from the Garden  Gnome Museum

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17 thoughts on “Seize the Day

  1. So true. Even stuck at home during this Covid pestilence somehow days, weeks go by and I don’t get nearly as much done as I should. Seize the day 🙂

    1. Oh welcome to the club. You’d think you could (ought to) get so much more done, yet the day just seems to go slower … Don’t be too hard on yourself

  2. Love this. For some reason, it makes me think of the movie Dead Poets Society, probably more due to the name of your post than the Fairyland. Procrastination is one of my biggest faults, but I’m determined to work on it this year…I plan to get started tomorrow. 😉 Thanks for sharing.

  3. The witch would have said “Knusper, knupser, knaeuschen, were knupspert an meinem haeuschen?” Too bad the Fairy Land Village is closed. I’ve been known to put things off, but am getting better at not procrastinating.
    Carpe Diem! Have a great week!

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