Wednesday, 11 May 2011

The Gallery- Chilled Out

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.




Now head over to Tara and check out the other entries...

15 comments:

DeliciousNessy said...

I would quite like to be you in photo 1 right about now!
*goes off to find cheap holidays*

nicsnotebook.com said...

Haha brill pics - love the 2nd one :)

Laura said...

Great photos, funny how babies can sleep just about anywhere. I have to say pic 1 would be an ideal way for me to chill out!

Alysonsblog said...

loving the lilo one - what I would give to be in that pool now

Frankie P said...

Great photos, especially the one of Mads... Made me laugh..

The Paw Relations said...

What great and contrasting pictures.

spudballoo said...

Oh they are both perfect! Gosh you're lucky that she sleeps like that. Neither of mine EVER slept anywhere other than cot/pushchair/car/sling. Grrr!

Mummy and the Beastie said...

Wow I want to be in that pool! pure bliss! and Mads is so adorable, such a cute shot, zonked! :-)

would like to be a yummy mummy said...

I am with the others, would love to be in that first photo. However your little girl is very cute and this pic made me laugh x

Mummy...Mummy.....MUM!! said...

Two fantastic photos! The first one is very calming!

Dianne x said...

The water looks amazing what a lovely picture total paradise. Mads looks adorable laying on the floor bless her, she must be chilled out to just sleep like that.

Funky Wellies said...

Oh yes... Can totally relate to the chilling out in the first photo. As for the second one, simply adorable.

Working london mummy said...

How lovely. Enjoy the nap times now as once they stop having them, the time to chill out is drastically reduced!

mumsarcade said...

They could call it BM and AM for how our lives change so radically when we become mums. I must be really cruel cos I often leave children sleeping in places other than beds. Usually I am just relieved they have gone to sleep but it is very different with your first so enjoy it.

Liska said...

Aaron only cries when something's wrong - it's lovely to have a chilled out baby isn't it.
Such a cute photo - looks dead cosy too.

Liska x