Kimba Likes Christmas | Blog Break

Kimba Likes Christmas


I absolutely love Christmas!  As an expat family, we have no family in the country, so we have an amazing family festival of love and happiness and sharing and just hanging out together.  Just the three of us.

We’ve started a few family traditions, like watching Love Actually whilst finishing up the wrapping for Santa.  Feasting on seafood and Champagne on Christmas Eve.  Feasting on smoked salmon scrambled eggs with more Champagne for breakfast.  Spending the day watching new movies, eating Christmas comestibles, playing with new toys.  Feasting on barbecued beef rib and pigs in blankets and salads and roasted vegetables and other deliciousness.  Saving a little room for a Christmas pudding supper.

We are not religious in any way, shape or form.  I’ve had discussions over the years with people who are religious.  Some of these people have become quite upset when sharing their views that Christmas is for Christians and if you’re not celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ then you have no right to celebrate.

This seems very un-Christian to me.  Surely if you are religious, then Christmas is a religious festival.  If you’re not religious, then it is a legislated public holiday with themes of love and family, giving and sharing good food and good company.

Our Christmas isn’t religious but it is about love and sharing and giving and helping others in need.  I call Christmas the Family Festival of Love.  Don’t you think that hits a few of the Christian tenets?  My Christmas is about respect.  I respect that you choose to believe in whatever you choose to believe in.  I think I deserve the respect returned. To do otherwise is just not in the spirit of Christmas.

Whatever  your beliefs, I believe I would like the take the opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I’m thrilled with our lovely little Kimba Likes community and I thank each and every one of you for your gorgeous comments and interactions.


Kimba Likes Christmas | Holiday Hours


One of the reasons I chose to direct my efforts into working as a full time Editor, Stylist and Consultant at Kimba Likes is that I want to be there for my Blokefolk and be a wife and mother.  One who is present.

With that in mind, I’m officially on holidays from Thursday 19 December.  I plan to post two-three times per week, sharing some of our holiday adventures, shopping finds I think you need to know about, and my fashion and beauty experiments.  Plus anything else that takes my fancy!

Kimba Likes will return to normal programming when Boyo returns to school in late January 2014.  I still can’t believe I’m the mother of a very nearly Year 5 student!

You will still find me all over the social media landscape on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Polyvore and Instagram.


Lots of love

Very Merry Christmas and a Fabulous New Year

xxx Kimba xxx



  • Lisa Mckenzie - 18 December 2013 - 2.13 pm

    I agree with you about the religious thing each to their own! Wishing you Boyo and the Welshman and your Mum and very Merry ,happy and Safe Christmas and a wonderful new year xxReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 19 December 2013 - 10.02 am

      Merry Christmas to you and yours too, Lisa. Thanks for being such a lovely cheery presence on Kimba Likes! xReplyCancel

  • mamastylista - 17 December 2013 - 5.53 pm

    Have a wonderful Xmas break hun! Looking forward to catching up with you. xReplyCancel

  • Norlin Mustapha - 17 December 2013 - 5.17 pm

    Enjoy your break with the bloke folk Kimba! Yep we celebrate Christmas for the same reason as you do. Nothing religious just a time to spend with loved ones. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • shoppegirls - 17 December 2013 - 10.03 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I love how you celebrate and enjoy the special people in your life. Have a fabulous time see you around. Vicki xReplyCancel

  • Fair, Fake and Fifty - 17 December 2013 - 3.15 am

    I agree with you wholeheartedly. Enjoy your Family Festival of Love day. I am also an expat without family, except for my Hub’s and two teen boys (one is autistic). Love your blog and your style. Di xxReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - 16 December 2013 - 9.24 pm

    Happy Christmas Kimba. I love the sounds of your Christmas and all your lovely traditions. Just gorgeous. Enjoy the big day and have a well deserved break. Looking forward to reading more in 2014. xReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 19 December 2013 - 10.05 am

      Lovely to have “met” you this year Vanessa. Loving the Shenanigans AND the Style. Happy Christmas to you and all your Blokefolk xReplyCancel

  • Sonia - 16 December 2013 - 8.46 pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more. In fact, I’d love to spend Christmas with you and your beautiful family – it sounds like perfection!
    I adore coming here to read about what you’ve been up to. I love that you have absolutely no shame in enabling me to shop nor do you hesitate to build me up with loving words. You’re a gem of a friend, Kim-Marie. I wish you nothing but happiness, success, laughter and love in 2014. Cheers to you my darling! xxReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 16 December 2013 - 8.51 pm

      Oh, I’ve always wanted a little sister, Sonia. Would you mind awfully if I adopted you?! xx

      Thanks so much babe. xReplyCancel

  • Johanna - 16 December 2013 - 8.17 pm

    Ahh that’s a lovely way to spend Christmas, and I can relate, as we are an expat family in WA, and there are just the four of us (although now we have expanded a little to include boyfriends and girlfriends of our grown up children). We too have smoked salmon and champas on Christmas morning, and on Christmas day we feast on ham and a very small rolled turkey (the kids demand turkey!). I miss our family back in England very much, but I also love lying by the pool and a pretty stress free Christmas day with not too much to do except chat and eat and drink a little wine, watch a movie or two 😉 (By the way thankx so much for commenting over at my blog Lifestyle Fifty earlier today – we also follow each other on Instagram).ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 16 December 2013 - 8.52 pm

      We used to do the turkey every year but when we started being able to buy turkey drumsticks from the supermarket, we eat them all winter and it really is just too hot in Sydney (most years anyway!).

      Lovely to find another new blog to read! xReplyCancel

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