Aug 28, 2017

Island love

I recently spent a week on Keswick Island which is a private residential island population 20 - yes 20!! I had to get there by a really tiny plane (12 minute flight) which is so not my thing but let me tell you - it was worth it!





















And here's why.....
The house.





The beach.



The Island





But mostly because I was so freaking chilled not even the prospect of rays in the water freaked me out!

See - this is my chilled AF face!


It was supposed to be a "working" holiday but, to be honest, I didn't get anywhere near as much done as I wanted but I read a bit and it was sooooo nice to just relax in a place where there is sunshine and nature and beauty and hardly any people.

And champagne, of coure.

What about you? How do you chill?



21 comments:

  1. Well I could certainly chill that way LOL that looks amazing :)

    I am happy just curling up with a book and a drink of some sort for a few hours if I get the chance for a few days or week maybe then a cruise is a nice way for me to chill :)

    Have Fun
    Helen

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    1. A book and a drink sound pretty damn blissful to me, Helen!

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  2. Ahhhh. Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Nobody's Baby But Mine. Nice scientific experiment. Great story!

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    1. You have an eagle eye, Laney :-) Yes, fab book, a reread for me!

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    2. Thanks for your detective work, Laney. I was trying to read the title but failing. Lovelovelove that book...and to keep on topic...rereading old favourites is a perfect way to chill.

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    3. I'm still trying to figure out how she did it, Bron :-)
      I'm not a big re-reader but after I read that SEP I suddenly wanted to revisit all my Jenny Crusie books too!

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    4. I Googled some of the lines in the book that I could read (hard to read the further right I read) and voila!

      Oh, and how do I chill? With a refrigerator, LOL!

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    5. That is dedicated Ms Laney :-)

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  3. Amy, I'm sure I could chill like that! I'm sure I could. :)
    Escaping with a book or a catch up with friends are my favourite ways to relax, or on winter nights - a long, hot bath!

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    1. Oooh a bath! The perfect way to chill, Annie.

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  4. That sounds like a fabulous way to unwind! And yes, always with a glass of champagne :D

    I love to unwind with a book in some place either sunny or cosy, or if I feel like people-ing then brunch with my friends is always a great idea!

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    1. Cosy works as well, Stefanie. In front of a fire somewhere when its snowing outside is a particular fantasy of mine :-)

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  5. Oh, those pictures! Just looking at them makes me feel more chilled. That is my exact idea of how to truly unwind -- a week of nothing but reading, swimming and eating (and champagne, of course). It looks as if you had an amazing time, Amy! :-)

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    1. Oh my, Michelle, it was soooo damn nice :-)

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  6. I'll quietly ignoring the need of a wee small toy plane to get there -- not my idea of chilling at all! -- and focusing on the bubbles, the sand, the sunshine, the lack of people, and the Kindle. And agreeing that this is the perfect way to relax.

    My chilling-out days pretty much always involve a screen: either the trusty Kindle or the TV for a binge-watch or the cinema big screen. Guess it always involves story for me, and the escape to another world.

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  7. Oh yes - shutting yourself away in the house on the couch under a pile of blankets and binge watching some tele sounds the perfect chillin' recipe, Bron! Maybe some grape juice to accompany?

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  8. What a beautiful place! I am going "home" to Wisconsin for a week on Wednesday. My kindle and I plan to share some quality time sitting on the grass in a park on Lake Michigan!!!

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  9. Next time take me I would love to chill out like that! wow that looks amazing. Your little grey cells would thank you. Chilling out to me is when I have the house to myself and doing what I want without worrying about anyone else. However doesn't quite workout that way anymore because I have beagle to look after. So my chilling out time is when I go away with all my lovely ladies once a year even if hard work as well. I love it. Went from four days to six days now so can have a day to just chill and do what I want. ;) At home how I chill is a nice bottle of champagne and watching a good movie #SaturdayNights

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  10. Amy that island is so beautiful! I had never heard of it before you posted your pictures of it. It looks like the perfect place to chill!
    Warmth, water - either the sea or a pool or preferably both - a good book and no housework or pressing deadline to worry about is my idea of chilling!

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