Tuesday, 15 October 2013

I'm Thankful For......

Today I thought I would steal something from my friends in Canada and The United States, and that is Thanksgiving. I have always thought it was a lovely idea to spend time together as a family, and more important share what you were thankful for. I do wish we shared this holiday in the UK.

So I am having a one woman UK Thanksgiving lol.

I am thankful for my family..... I have been married for 34 years to Kevin. We met and married very young and lucky enough we grew up together which is wonderful . He has always worked very hard to make a good life for us and I am sure I don't tell him enough that I am very thankful for that.

Kevin and I on our wedding day

 I also have two lovely children Matthew and Natalie.  I am so happy that they have grown into such great adults and I am so very proud of all they do

Matthew and Natalie when they were younger
. I hope they feel we have been good parents and that we can always be close. I also have a great niece (my only one) and 10 yes I said 10 nephews. We don't see much of each other but I hope they would know they can call on us if they need us.

Nephew Sam and Niece Emma

I am also very thankful to live where I live. Most of my life I lived in a big town and dreamed of living in a rural area. I got that chance 15 yrs ago . Although rural it is also a fantastic sailing town so has a very pretty river . I am also so pleased to get back home no matter where I go.

Sun set in Burnham

View across the fields

And even though I could go on my last thankful I am grateful for friends . My best friend Sue and I have known each other for over 20 years. Sadly we don't live close anymore but we do keep in touch and see each other when we can, I also love her children and in turn their children.
I have to be thankful for new friends and proving its never too late to make them. I have got to know a lovely couple called Joanie and Nigel. They are both great fun and I really hope we can spend more time with them in the future. Joanie and I often go out for lunch and we always have a good time.

Afternoon tea with Joanie

So I hope you enjoyed my things I'm thankful for and I would love you to share yours.


  1. Aww lovely post Jill. I love living in the countryside too, I could never live in a big town again xxx

    1. I enjoyed writing this one em. No I couldn't go back to living in a big town either xx

  2. Thanks em I just thought it would be nice to have my own thanksgiving xxx

  3. Great idea Jill and a really lovely list of things to be thankful for. I'm certain your niece and nephews feel the same way about you xx

    1. Thanks Lou it was fun to write. I do hope they all do :-) xxxx


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