Dame Judi Dench – when you’re in good company…

I don’t know about you but I love and admire Judi Dench – I think she is an amazing actress as well as being incredible for her age – I mean who wouldn’t want to look like her and have her enthusiasm and passion for life at 81?

AND she only goes and gets her first ever tattoo on her 81st birthday no less!!

Dame Judi Dench

‘CARPE DIEM’ – it’s her motto in life!  Woohooo how fabulous is that.

Seize the day, or Seize each day.

Her daughter gave it to her (or I guess paid for her to have it done) for her 81st birthday – what a present and how totally cool is she.

If I wasn’t so totally scared of the pain, I might even be tempted… but can’t actually ever see that happening.

Two of my loveliest friends posted the article straight to my Facebook knowing that this would totally resonate with me, which of course it did and brought a huge smile to my face.  Thank you to them and they so know who they are.

Thank you Dame Judi for bringing me back to my roots and embracing what my whole blog is about – seizing each and every day.

Oh and her birthday is the day after mine … although it has to be said she’s a few years ahead of me.

Go forth my lovely friends and Carpe Diem x


This image was borrowed from the BBC News

 

 

 

My Thursday thought… #8

My Thursday thought

Each Thursday I like to share my Thursday thought with you.

This could be in the form of a special quote I’ve found, or a saying or passage of text or something similar that I feel compelled to share for some reason or another.

There will definitely be silly, funny and far fetched ones thrown in, but if it strikes a chord with me it’ll be popping up somewhere along the line.

It goes without saying that there will obviously be lots of sparkly ones too.

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

My Thursday thought…

Thursday thought

Tired of trying to cram her sparkly star shaped self into society’s beige square holes, she chose to embrace her ridiculous awesomeness and shine like the freaking supernova she was meant to be.


This is soooooo me and the type of Word Porn quote I just LOVE!!

I hadn’t planned what this week’s thought was going to be, but when a friend sent this to me I knew this was the one.

I mean who wants to just fit in?

Hope you love this week’s Thursday thought as much as I do and thanks lovely friend – you know who you are – Mmmmwah!

Carpe Diem x

My Thursday thought… #7

My Thursday thought

Each Thursday I like to share my Thursday thought with you.

This could be in the form of a special quote I’ve found, or a saying or passage of text or something similar that I feel compelled to share for some reason or another.

There will definitely be silly, funny and far fetched ones thrown in, but if it strikes a chord with me it’ll be popping up somewhere along the line.

It goes without saying that there will obviously be lots of sparkly ones too.

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

My Thursday thought…

Sandbanks Thursday thought

Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth…

Oh my goodness what wise words we should listen to, but often get knocked for six if someone (especially if they are close to us) don’t get us.

A great reminder and one we should hold on to each and every day.

I hope you like this week’s Thursday thought.

Have a great day.

Carpe Diem x


I’m linking this post with Becky over at Cuddle Fairy for her weekly ‘Candid Cuddles‘ quotes..

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My Thursday thought… #6

My Thursday thought

Each Thursday I like to share my Thursday thought.

This could be a special quote I’ve found, or a saying or passage of text or something similar that I feel compelled to share for some reason or another.

There will definitely be silly, funny and far fetched ones thrown in, but if it strikes a chord with me it’ll be popping up somewhere along the line.

It goes without saying that there will obviously be lots of sparkly ones too.

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

My Thursday thought…

My Thursday thought

Be the type of person that you want to meet

I really love this and I like this way of thinking.

I’d like to think (for the most part) that I’m the kind of person I’d really like to meet and get to know and even be friends with.  It’s certainly something to aspire to and so that’s why this week I’ve chosen this one.

The image is my own and was taken today at Sandbanks beach.  It was the most glorious day and MrD and I had a lovely stroll along this totally gorgeous beach that we are lucky enough to live near.  It stretches on for miles and miles.  Kipster enjoyed lots of ball throwing so she was a happy girlie too.

I hope you enjoy my Thursday thought for this week.

Carpe Diem x

As this image is my own I will be pinning it to my ‘Words’ board over on Pinterest where you can follow me.


I’m linking this post with Cuddle Fairy’sCandid Cuddles‘ weekly linky.

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My Thursday thought… #5

My Thursday thought

Each Thursday I like to share my Thursday thought with you and for the 2nd week running I’m on time!

My Thursday thought could be a special quote, or saying or passage of text or similar that I feel compelled to share for some reason or another.

There will definitely be silly, funny and far fetched ones thrown in, but if it strikes some sort of chord with me it’ll be popping up.  It goes without saying that there will obviously be lots of sparkly ones too.

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

My Thursday thought…

Take time...

Take time to do what makes your soul happy

I think sometimes in the busy world we live in it’s easy to forgo the things we actually love and do good for our soul and overall well-being.  I know I do.

So here’s my message this week, to myself as much as to you my lovely readers, ‘take time to do what makes your soul happy‘.

Carpe Diem x

Image from my Pinterest board ‘Words


I’m linking this with Cuddle Fairy’s ‘CandidCuddles’ weekly linky.

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My Thursday thought… #4

My Thursday thought

Each Thursday I share my Thursday thought with you and woopeee this week I’m on time!!

This is where I share a special quote, or saying or passage of text or similar each week.  There will definitely be silly, funny and far fetched ones thrown in, but if it strikes some sort of chord with me it’ll be popping up.  There will obviously be lots of sparkly ones too.

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

My Thursday thought…

Be good and do good

Be good and do good…

Carpe Diem x

Image from my Pinterest board ‘Words


I’m also linking this with Cuddle Fairy ‘Candid Cuddles’ linky.

Cuddle Fairy

My Thursday thought on ‘Feel good Friday’… again!

Thursday thought

Oooops I’ve done it again – I missed posting out ‘My Thursday thought‘ yesterday, so I’ll call it ‘Feel good Friday‘ again today.

Each week I share my Thursday thought with you – a special quote, or saying or passage of text or similar.  There will definitely be silly, funny and far fetched ones thrown in, but if it strikes some sort of chord with me it’ll be popping up.  There will obviously be lots of sparkly ones too.

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

My Thursday thought which today is ‘Feel good Friday’…

Life is about using the whole box of crayons

Life is about using the whole box of crayons

What a great way to say it and think about life.

They might not always be your favourite colours but they all go towards making the full picture.

The good, the bad and the ugly.

Bring it on…

Carpe Diem x

Image from my Pinterest board ‘Words

My Thursday thought is ‘Feel good Friday’…!!

Thursday thought

One way and another I missed posting out ‘My Thursday thought‘ yesterday, so I’ve turned it into ‘Feel good Friday‘ for today.

Each week I share my Thursday thought with you – a special quote, or saying or passage of text or similar.  There will definitely be silly, funny and far fetched ones thrown in, but if it strikes some sort of chord with me it’ll be popping up.  There will obviously be lots of sparkly ones too.

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

My Thursday thought which today is ‘Feel good Friday’…

What makes you beautiful

What makes you different, makes you beautiful.

This is soooo true – we are all unique and different in our own wonderful and truly beautiful ways.  We should learn to embrace this and love ourselves too.

I love this.

Have a great Friday and enjoy the weekend.

Carpe Diem x

Image from my Pinterest board ‘Words


My Thursday thought… #3

Thursday thought

Wow how can it be Thursday already?

How fast do the weeks go?

Each Thursday I am sharing my Thursday thought with you – where I’ll be sharing a special quote, or saying or passage of text or similar each week.  There will definitely be silly, funny and far fetched ones thrown in, but if it strikes some sort of chord with me it’ll be popping up.  There will obviously be lots of sparkly ones too.

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

My Thursday thought…

My Thursday thought

I love this …

There is no map.

You gotta write your own.

You gotta carve your own.

You gotta sweat, cry, grieve, laugh, love your own.

And when you’re all done, that’s all that will have mattered.

Life – that’s what life’s all about – carving your own way.

Living.  Loving.  Losing.  Learning.  But ultimately being.

Carpe Diem x

Image from my Pinterest board ‘Words


 

I’m also linking this with Cuddle Fairy and Growing Up Kater Tot’s ‘Candid Cuddles’ linky.

Cuddle Fairy

My Thursday thought… #2

Thursday thought

I hope everyone’s week is going well … despite the rain and the autumnal feel.

Last week I started my new series called ‘My Thursday thought’, where I’ll be sharing a special quote, or saying or passage of text or similar each week.  There will definitely be silly, funny and far fetched ones thrown in, but if it strikes some sort of chord with me it’ll be popping up.  Watch out for the sparkly ones too.

I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

This week I’ve borrowed one over from a beautiful Facebook page I follow, Bohemian Spirit, where you will find a warm welcome to all free spirits, creatives and folk who wish to find out more about this wonderful world we live in.  They share a whole range of beauty created by Artisans around the world and inspirational quotes so it goes without saying that it’s my kinda place to sit and scroll down their page.

Find them on Facebook and have a look, I’m sure you’ll just love their page.

My Thursday thought…

life in your years

‘It is not the years in your life, but the life in your years that count’

Wow Adlai Stevenson what wise words you have for us all.

And that’s surely what it’s all about.

Living every day to the full and making the most of each and every one, so that no matter what you can look back and feel happy and content that you have lived a full and happy life.

I love this.

Carpe Diem indeed x

Image courtesy of Bohemian Spirit


I’m also linking this with Cuddle Fairy and Growing Up Kater Tot’s ‘Candid Cuddles’ linky.

Cuddle Fairy

My Thursday thought… #1

Thursday thought

My Thursday thought…

I love quotes.

Well that’s a given really as my blog is called ‘Seize each day’ – Carpe Diem in Latin.

Lots of blogs share quotes and sayings that resonate and have special meanings so I thought why not join the band wagon.

As it’s always been something I love it’s an easy one to share with you really, so I’m going to share a special quote, or saying or passage of text or similar each week and it will be called ‘My Thursday thought’.  There might even be silly and far fetched ones thrown in, but if it strikes a chord with me it’ll be appearing (so watch out for the sparkly ones too!).

I hope you enjoy them.

Here’s my first one…

lifes too short

This really makes me giggle, but oh how true!!!

Life’s waaaaay too short, so get on out there with your animal print ones on!

You’re welcome.

Carpe Diem x

Image from my Pinterest board ‘Words


I’m also linking this with Cuddle Fairy and Growing Up Kater Tot’s ‘Candid Cuddles’ linky.

Cuddle Fairy

The A – Z of me…

So, I was tagged by one of my blogging pals the lovely Lisa over at Into the Glade to do this post The A – Z of me.

Basically you have to say something about yourself using every letter of the alphabet with hopefully some sort of relevance somewhere along the line.

Yikes not sure how easy this is going to be especially when I get to Q and X!!

Let’s hope my links aren’t too tentative.

However, it’s a really lovely way to get to know other bloggers and also for you to get to know a bit more about me – assuming you want to of course.

So here goes…

A – ANTIGUA – yay we are off to the Caribbean on holiday for the first time in just over a week’s time.  Soooo excited!!

B – Of course has to be the name of our darling boy – BARNABY

C – We have a CAT; although more commonly known as the mog, but for this purpose I’ll be a little bit more polite about her.

D – If Barnaby had been a girl, he would have been called DARCY – I just love that name.

E – I drive a Range Roger EVOQUE and I absolutely love it.  I’m a lucky girl.

F – I normally buy myself a bunch of FLOWERS each week when I do my food shop.  I love having flowers in the home; they make me happy.  I don’t often get given a bunch of flowers these days *looks MrD’s way* so I figure I may as well buy them myself lol.

G – I love our GARDEN and spending time pottering around or simply just sitting and enjoying (gosh how old do I sound?).

H – The song HAPPY by Pharrell Williams is such a great song and I have it as my mobile ring tone.

I – I don’t do ICE-CUBES in my drinks (nope not even Pimms) – much too cold for me.  MrD thinks it’s weird, but sorry it’s the way I am!!

J – I love it when my bangles/bracelets JINGLE & JANGLE – sorry if this is a bit of a weak link, but I was struggling with ‘J’.  True story though, I love to jingle my bangles lol.

K – This one has to be the name of our little dog – KIPSTER of course.

L – I LOVE everything pink and sparkly and if there’s a bit of fluff thrown in, even better lol.

M – I’m a MUMMY!!  Oh my goodness… like when did that happen?  Wonder if you ever feel mature enough to be an actual mum for goodness sake?!

N – I have my NAILS done every two to three weeks.  For me it’s important my hands/nails look nice and I love choosing different colours for my nails.  In the summer it’s always some sort of pink and sometimes I have nail art on the ring fingers.

O – My lovely MrD and I got married in the month of OCTOBER as well as MasterB being born in OCTOBER too so it’s always a special month in our home.

P – One of the social media platforms I love is PINTEREST.  It’s an absolute visual feast and amazing for gathering inspiration.  You can visit my boards here if you like and get a real feel for what it’s all about.

Q – I enjoy having QUIET times.  It’s funny because when I was younger I found it difficult to cope with the quiet but now I literally embrace it.

R – I don’t like RATS and can’t even touch them.  Those tails EUGH!!

S – My lovely little blog is called SEIZE EACH DAY – the Latin aphorism being Carpe Diem taken from a poem in the Odes.  Seize the day was taken, so it became Seize each day.  At the end of December 2014 I knew I had to make certain changes in my lifestyle and I wanted to fully embrace the Carpe Diem attitude and hence my blog was born.

T – I like to have TWINKLY lights all over the house.

U – How amazing does it feel to have matching UNDERWEAR – always have to have white and white,  black and black or flesh tone with flesh .  Can’t be doing with this mix and match thing.

V – I can’t see me doing the whole VLOGGING thing (for those not in the know, that’s video blogging).  There’s some fab ones out there, but I really don’t have the confidence right now and not sure I ever will have.  And anyway, I sound awful when I hear myself and couldn’t put you all through that!

W – The WORLD-WIDE-WEB – what would we ever do without it?

X – MrD has to take X-RAYS as part of his job being a vet.  I know that’s not me, but I am married to him!!

Y – I’ve been a bit of a YO-YO dieter for a lot of my adult life, grrrrr!  You can read about my weight-loss journey here if you’d like to find out more.

Z – ZIPPERDY do daaa, zipperdy day, my oh my what a wonderful day!  One of my favourite little songs to sing when I’m feeling happy.  Yep I know … mental!

A-Z of me...


Wow that was hard!  Hopefully my answers aren’t too woolly.

I think I’m now supposed to nominate some other blogging pals, although I know a lot have already done their A-Z’s.  So to the following ladies, if you’ve already done yours let me know and I’ll take a peek at your blog.

If you haven’t and you’d like to play along, yay and I I look forward to reading yours – let me know you’ve done it though!

So without further ado I nominate the following:

Would love to hear yours ladies…

Carpe Diem x