This weeks theme for The Gallery is 'Chilled Out.'
There are many ways in which I personally like to relax and unwind- lying in a nice bath with candles and reading my book, watching television in the evenings while cuddling up to Mr E, getting into my dressing gown super early and having a large glass of white wine. I could go on. I think I am most chilled out when on holiday, I am happiest in the sun, lying on a sun lounger, reading my book with a cocktail in my hand. All the stresses of life are forgotten when you are on holiday. Although I realise it won't be quite as relaxing now Mads is on the scene!
Which is why I couldn't pick just one photo for my post this week when I have two which perfectly sum up the theme in my eyes.
The first...my 'old' life...travelling is one of my passions and I honestly enjoy nothing better than having the sun on my face. (although I have recently started getting the dreaded crows feet so ought to reign it in a little!)
The second...my 'new' life which I would not change for the world. Mads is a very chilled out baby who can sleep anywhere. In this photo I put her down for about two minutes to put some clothes away in her wardrobe and this is what happened! (I put her in her moses basket after taking the photo- I am not that cruel to let her sleep on the carpet!) I know it will change as she gets older but it never ceases to amaze me that she can sleep anywhere and through anything! We went to a charity pub quiz with all my family a couple of weeks ago and were going to leave early but she ended up sleeping under the table. I am very lucky that she is a 'chilled out' baby who rarely cries. (although she does have her moments!)
So there you have it. Two very different interpretations of 'chilled out' but both perfect in their own way.
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