Posted by: Debra Kolkka | December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all the lovely readers of Bagni di Lucca and Beyond. I hope Santa is kind to you this year and that 2013 is all you would like it to be.


Thank you to all our followers…almost 2,000 now…I hope you all keep coming back to share our travels. Thank you especially to those who take the time and trouble to leave a comment…I love to hear your thoughts.


  1. Happy Christmas to you Debra. Wishing you also a fabulous 2013 Lyn

    • Same to you Lyn…perhaps we will meet in Italy next year.

      • That would be very nice

  2. Merry Christmas to you dear friend. Take time to enjoy !

    • It is a bit hot here just now to do anything much. I’m hoping for a cool Christmas day so we can enjoy our lunch.

  3. Merry Christmas, and thank you so much for the gifts you give us all year round!!!

    • Thank you for following. I hope you have a great 2013.

  4. Thank you for your Christmas and your good wishes for 2013. And a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you.

    • I hope your Christmas is fun and not too cold.

  5. Merry Christmas Debra! I truly enjoying reading each and every one of your lovely posts! 🙂

    • Thank you…and I wouldn’t miss one of yours.

  6. Merry Christmas and many happy travels for 2013.

    • Shall we be having a Saariselka Christmans next year?

    • Yes…. Saariselka here we come. Just stack on the layers of clothes to keep warm. It is worth it as the scenery is so beautiful.

      • I can’t wait to dash through the snow in a one horse (or reindeer) open sleigh.

  7. Merry Xmas to you too.

    • I hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends.

  8. Have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in Bagni di Lucca in 2013.

    • I look forward to our first coffee and sfoglia.

  9. Merry Christmas to you too.
    I thoroughly enjoyed your posts last year, what fun some of them were.
    Happy traveling for 2013.

    • Thank you for following…I hope I can come up with some interesting posts next year.

  10. Merry Christmas and the best of everything in the new year. Thank you for your wonderful blog, the next best thing to being in the Bagni di Lucca area.
    Mille grazie e Buon Natale.

    • I will be back in lovely Bagni di Lucca soon, to some cold weather and some delightful walsk in the winter forests.

  11. Thank you for your delightful blog throughout the year. Enjoy your festive season, safe and happy travels in 2013.

    • Thank you for following, the blog is fun to do and I have met so many delightful people along the way.

  12. Obrigada Debra,
    Tudo de bom pra vc tb e que 2.013 de muitas viageans !!!!

    • I think I know what that means…I hope you have a great Christmas.

  13. thank you for the images and words that bring the places to my screen… joy for Christmas and happy travelling for next year

    • I am looking forward to some new adventures next year…and taking lots of photos.

  14. Christmas Greetings to you and your family.hope to catch up with you in October.have loved reading of all your travels.

    • I look forward to some interesting times in October. I know we will have fun.

  15. To you & our blog – lots of stunning decorations here – & amazingly not too hot

    • Lucky you…it is hot and humid here. Have a great orangutan Christmas. Don’t bring one home!

  16. Happy Christmas to you, Debra. Thank you for the travels in Italy, and more, you bring to us!

    • I love sharing my makes them even more fun.

  17. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you Debra. Thank you very much for all your assistance……..

    • I look forward to meeting you in March in Bagni di Lucca.

  18. Happy Christmas Debra, and thank you very much for all the wonderful posts on the two blogs. We always look forward to the next post; its wonderful.

    • Thank you for following…there would not be much point if nobody was reading.

  19. P.S. don’t forget promised the ‘Lucca Ladies’ post in 2013 – but best to wait till late spring early summer as there’ll be some good examples out and about by then!

    • I will definitely be on the lookout for some lovely girls for you.

  20. Have a wonderful peaceful Christmas and a joyous 2013. Look forward seeing you here soon again. Ciao, Carina

    • I hope you have a great Christmas and some happy travels in 2013.

  21. Thank you Deb. Your blog is a constant joy and having the absolute pleasure of meeting you and staying with you in May made my year. Your incredibly timed, generous invitation to come up the BdL and stay a while gave me a new direction. I didn’t know it at the time. I’ll catch you up on it all one day when we next meet. Happy Christmas! xx

    • Meeting you was great fun…I hope to do it again next year.

  22. Impressive blog Debra. Have a Merry Christmas & great 2013. Audrey & Donna Mead

    • It’s great to hear from you…have a wonderful Christmas.

  23. Merry Christmas Debra! I hope you have a beautiful and relaxing time 😀 x

    • You too..and I look forward to your book next year.

  24. Have a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New year.
    Have read every blog since the beginning and will look forward to many more years of Bagni di Lucca and Beyond.

    • I’ll be back in Bagni di Lucca soon looking for more fun things to talk about.

  25. Have a wonderful Christmas Debra….and merci beaucoup for bringing Bagni di Lucca (and much of the world) to us in such a beautiful way. A bientot.

    • Enjoy your Christmas…wherever you are.

  26. Happy Xmas Deb from Judi and Jan. hopefully all going well we will see you in October. 😀

    • I lok forward to some adventures in October.

  27. have a good festive season and relax in this brissie heat. see you in 2013!!!

    • It is bit warm for me. Soon I will be in cold, cold Bagni di Lucca.

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  29. Merry Merry Christmas Debra. Thank you for taking us along with you on your travels. Here’s to seeing you in 2013 in Lucca!

    • How about an aperitivo on Lucca’s wall?

  30. Have a wonderful Christmas, and I’m looking forward to 2013 too!

    • I have lots of lovely travel planned for 2013…some new places and some favourites.

  31. Merry Christmas to you, Debra and thanks for your many beautiful gifts to all of us throughout this year! Hoping I’ll get to actually meet you here soon!

    • That would be fun. Have a wonderful holiday time.

  32. Merry Cristmas Debra….. very much enjoy reading your wonderful blogs. Really looking forward to visiting Bagni Di Lucca next year!

    • I’ll be there soon making sure things are in order for your visit.

  33. Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2013 – SO good to meet up with you and looking forward to a cup of coffee together in 2013 – somewhere in the world! Love F xx

    • It was wonderful meeting you in Sydney…next time Italy, Greece?????

  34. A very Merry Christmas to you and much peace in the new year.

    • Thank you, I look forward to you posts in the new year.

  35. Merry Merry Christmas Debra !!! High light for Frank and I was to be able to spend 5 magical nights in Bagni Di Lucca this year we loved it. Thank you !!
    You are a gem xxxx look forward to more adventures in 2013

    • I hope you come back one day.

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  37. Have a Merry Christmas, Debra and the best new year.

    • Christmas day looks as though it is going to be fine and hot. I am up early to make another pavlova….it’s all looking good.

  38. Merry Christmas Debra and to all those close to you. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us throughout the year!

    • Merry Christmas Frank…I had an uncle Frank…he was funny.

      • Cheers to your Uncle!

  39. Happy Christmas and A Merry New Year!

    • Hi Rommel, I hope you are having a great time.

  40. Very Merry Christmas to you Bagni di Lucca and Beyond, and THANK YOU for all the beautiful and educational pictures. Hope you continue be inspired thru the New Year. Have a Blessed one. Peace & Love Rosa Isabel


    • Thankyou Isabel, I will be leaving Brisbane again soon to travel to some favourite palces and some new ones.

  41. Merry Christmas to you too Debra and your family..

    • I hope you had a great Christmas day with your family and friends.

  42. Buon Natale to you! Hope we can connect again in Lucca in 2013. Looking forward to more fun, food, and wine there. Take care!


    • Let me know when you will be back in the area.

  43. Buon anno to you & grazie for being a part of my fledgling community!

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