Posted by: Debra Kolkka | December 24, 2021

My white Christmas

We are in Germany spending Christmas with friends. It is cold but there is no snow…maybe tomorrow.

My white Christmas tree is sitting on our tiny balcony in Ponte a Serraglio.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy new year. Thank you for following my blog and a special thank you to those who take the time to leave a comment.

I hope there will be lots more travel to share next year.


  1. Xmas tree is gorgeous- looking very special overlooking the river. Have a wonderful ⛄️ Xmas cheers

    • The tree is having its second Christmas on the balcony. I don’t think it will make a third, the white stuff keeps falling off. Have a great Christmas!

  2. Love that balcony and it looks very special dressed with the white Christmas tree for the Festive season. Enjoy your trip with Jim to Germany. Merry Christmas & Best wishes, & I hope Santa finds you there. Travel safe 🎄🎁❤️

    • Have a wonderful Christmas in lovely Brisbane. Have a Mooloolaba prawn for me!

  3. Enjoy Your Christmas in Germany hopefully the snow will come. Helsinki did get a white Christmas. Stay safe and healthy.

    • We will no doubt get some snow next week when we go to the Bavarian Alps. Have a great Brisbane Christmas!

  4. Buon Natale Deb enjoy your lovely cold European Christmas. Predicted 43 degrees here in Perth today so for us it will be a quick swim at the beach then lunch will be fish on the bbq, lots of salads eaten indoors with air con on. Best wishes x

    • 43 degrees! Ouch. Enjoy your summer Christmas and your delicious food.

  5. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2022!

    • You too! Enjoy your time with your family.

  6. Merry Christmas Debra! Thank you for writing your wonderful, informative and entertaining blog. It makes us feel close to Italy and the Lucca region when we can’t be there. We love reading about your adventures.
    Heres to many more in 2022!

    • Thank you for following my blog. I enjoy sharing my travels. Have a wonderful 2022.

  7. I hope you get a white Christmas. Snow is magical. I think back to when 5th Avenue was closed to traffic because of the mass of snow and we walked and slid down the centre of the road.

    • That was a great time. I miss New York! Have a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous new year.

  8. Frohe Weinachten Deb and Jim! Enjoy your holiday in Germany. I hope you were able to get to a Christmas market there.

    • The Christmas market was cancelled where we are, but it is lovely to be here and we are enjoying spending time with friends. I hope you have a great Christmas and that we meet in Italy next year.

  9. Happy Christmas to you Deb & Jim. Do hope you get some snow! Thanks for all the travels we have enjoyed throught the year it helps when we cannot physically travel. Take care and have fun.

    • It is great to be here with friends. We will get some snow next week when we go to the Bavarian Alps. Enjoy Christmas and have a wonderful 2022.

  10. And to you, Jimlet and Moira’s family ❄️🎅🍾☃️

    • Have a prawn or 2 for me at Christmas! Enjoy a sunny, warm Christmas and have a great 2022.

  11. Still a wonderful sight to behold. Merry Christmas

    • Merry Christmas to you!

  12. Merry Christmas to you both. Looking forward to seeing you blogs in 2022.

    • We hope to be able to do some Italian travel in 2022. Let’s hope covid leaves us alone next year.
      Have a wonderful Christmas!

  13. Merry Christmas Deb. I do follow your blog just never seem to leave a reply
    Overcast here in Brissie but hot
    Enjoy your time In Germany Chris

    • Merry Christmas and have a wonderful 2022. Stay cool and safe.

  14. Merry Christmas Deb, all good wishes for 2022. Do hope we can all travel next year. The Christmas tree looks lovely on your balcony

    • All the best to you and your family. 2022 just has to be better!

  15. On our little mountain there is a cloud sitting in the garden and Peter has just lit the fire!! Merry Christmas to you and Jim and Moira and her family. I hope you get to travel more next year too – my armchair and I are ready and waiting.

    • Enjoy your fire! Here’s to a better 2022.

  16. Merry Christmas Deb, have a wonderful time in Germany. Thank you for all of your blogs, it makes me feel like I am still travelling myself. Let’s hope this crazy world starts to settle some more, and we can all move freely again. All the very best for 2022.

    • Thank you! We have had a lovely Christmas with friends. I am hoping to lots of travelling next year.

  17. I and my friends look forward to your latest blogs. We read them with relish and dream of the travels we have postponed over the past 2 years and those that WILL happen in the near future!!

    • Thank you for your kind word! Let’s hope we all get to do the things we want to do in 2022.

  18. Hope you had a nice visit and a peaceful Christmas! Wishing you a wonderful new year!

    • We had a lovely Christmas with friends. Let’s hope we all get to do what we want in 2022.

  19. Beautiful tree. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 🎉

    • The poor tree has been pelted with rain for days unless my friend brought it inside. Have a wonderful 2022.

  20. Best wishes for the Festive Season! Thanks for all your interesting stories and beautiful photos. Hope to return soon🙏🤞🇦🇺🇮🇹✈️

    • I hope you make it to Italy soon. Surely 2022 will be a better year for all of us!

  21. Looks amazing like always lovely! Hope you enjoyed your Christmas and New Years. Leonardo can’t wait to meet his Aunty Deb!

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