Thankful Thursday : I love my life


I love my life. I really do. I appreciate how lucky I am to not want for anything.  Lucky to have a warm and safe place to live.  Lucky to be loved and to love, and to live my life in health and happiness.  Lucky to have the Welshman and Boyo and our family and my Gorgeous Girls.  Lucky to have a voice which is listened to and heard.

OK, so the health part has been a challenge over the years, but I’m still here and it’s non-life threatening.  How lucky is that?


We live walking distance from Boyo’s school, which is conveniently located near the express bus stop to the city.

My working hours enable me to be a school run mum, and work in an interesting office four days a week, with a three day weekend. In the school holidays, I switch my four short days to two long days. How lucky is that?



We live close to local parks, cycle paths and water, and weekends are all about family. How lucky is that?



I get to hang out with this little dude every day. He is a happy little Vegemite with a great little circle of mates and, despite the poo and fart jokes, I feel that my campaign of raising a gentleman has been successful so far.  One day, he will even remember to flush the loo every time.  I am blessed with being Boyo’s mama.  How lucky is that?



When things aren’t quite as fabulous, I’ve got enough pocket money to buy myself a little cheer-up treat, like this cute Topshop necklace.  How lucky is that?



I am not a fabulous cook (well, I’m not that bad, just out of practice) but I am an excellent food stylist.  No matter what I cook (unless it has too many vegetables), Boyo declares it the best ever.  How lucky is that?

The reason I’m out of practice?  The Welshman is our awesome personal chef who regularly serves gourmet meals.  Best of all, he’s a thinker and a planner, so there are always leftovers in our fridge for me to “food style” the following day.  How lucky is that?



Check out these yummy blueberry chocolate cupcakes that I whipped up in five minutes for an after school Homework Club treat.  Having a friend over for a play and an hour’s homework on Mondays is the one of the best ideas we’ve had recently.  Calling it Homework Club and providing treats adds to the excitement.  Kids who want to do their homework?  How lucky is that?


(c) Daniel Linnet


After 13 years together, and 10 years of marital bliss, he still loves me.  La la loves me.  I love him back just as hard.  How lucky is that?


Thankful Thursday

This Thankful Thursday, I’m thankful for being able to say “I love my life”.  How lucky is that?



  • Becky - 26 October 2012 - 9.07 pm

    Beautiful post. Life is good. Such a great place to be!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Thompson - 26 October 2012 - 10.20 am

    We have so many things in common – I even recognise the landmarks in the photos. Keep being thankful, its a great place to be 🙂

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 27 October 2012 - 6.00 am

      I’ve just commented over at your blog, Becc. I’m determined not to let these very boring health challenges like food allergies and autoimmune disorders take over my life 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kylie - 25 October 2012 - 9.20 pm

    Life’s good 🙂 xReplyCancel

  • Francesca Writes Here - 25 October 2012 - 9.00 pm

    I love this post, so much to be thankful for 🙂ReplyCancel

  • carmen@musingnmayhem - 25 October 2012 - 3.53 pm

    Just spot on! You are almost as lucky as me!! 😉 Go you! 😀 xxReplyCancel

  • B - 25 October 2012 - 3.10 pm

    I love this! So great!
    Just excuse me while I grab a tissue and blot my eyeliner… *sniff*ReplyCancel

  • Lara Cain Gray - 25 October 2012 - 2.28 pm

    That wedding photo has to be ultimate frock shot! I love this post. It is such a good thing to reflect on life’s positives. ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 25 October 2012 - 7.42 pm

      I still adore that frock, 10 and a half years on. Shame it doesn’t still fit because I could have whipped it out for Frocktober! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Sonia // She's Sonic - 25 October 2012 - 8.27 am

    I la-la-LOVE this post! What a fabulous way to start my day by reading this. You are indeed lucky, Kimba. Extremely lucky. Thank you for reminding me to think about everything I DO have. I am a lucky girl, too. xxReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 25 October 2012 - 7.43 pm

      I woke up before everyone else in my house this morning and was inspired to write this post. I’m glad it started your day off nicely! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • mumabulous - 25 October 2012 - 7.37 am

    Having a muffin baking hubby who adores you is fortune indeed! Love the wedding photo, you look like a goddess. ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 25 October 2012 - 7.54 am

      Ah, I’m the muffin baker, but he is responsible for pretty much everything else that comes out of our kitchen. Oh, and thank you. Just so damned happy on my wedding day and I think it shows! xReplyCancel

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