Posted by: Debra Kolkka | January 25, 2014

Ci vediamo Casa Debbio

It is time to go back to Australia for a little while. I hate to leave our lovely house in the mountains, but it has to be done.

I will miss my early morning walks through the mist down to the village.

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I will miss the waterfalls that have appeared after the heavy rain we have had.

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I will miss the ever changing view from the house.

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…and the incredible drive down the mountain.

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There are compensations of course. I will get to see my family and friends at home and dive into the surf at Main Beach…and I will be back to Casa Debbio in about 6 weeks.


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  1. The photographs are beautiful, but they give the feeling of loneliness.

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    • Perhaps it is the winter landscape that makes you think that. I think it is beautiful.

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  2. Looking forward to seeing you Deb! Brisbane misses you. xx

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    • I am looking forward to coming home…lunch at Harveys?

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      • Yep! Chicken salad…same as usual. Very Yummy.

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  3. Hi Debbie, it all looks too beautiful to be true. is it really as
    lovely as it looks. You’re one lucky lady.
    Cheers Pamela

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    • It is every bit as good as it looks. I am constantly delighted by my surroundings.

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  4. The photos are just as we imagine over the cold months. Beautiful! And that sunset, or is it sunrise, is so picturesque.

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    • I think winter has its own special charm. It was a beautiful sunrise.

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  5. Departures are always sad, but then you get tp look forward to the next arrival. We are ready to leave LA tomorrow, looking forward to a catch up at home. See you soon…..

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    • I can only leave because I know I will be going back soon. I was in Helsinki yesterday…minus 14degrees! Going home to the heat won’t be easy.

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  6. Great photos which explain very well – particularly tothose who do not know the area – how hard it is to leave and how lovely it is. In any case, 6 weeks it’s not a long time and you will see family and friends. Say hello to Main Beach on my behalf. Look forward to seeing you in the spring.

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    • I will think of you as I dive into the surf. I look forward to catching up in spring.

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  7. Beautiful landscape, I can see why you will miss it…

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    • I have been working on the garden at Casa Debbio and I am keen to get back to see some of the results in spring.

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      • Roll on Spring! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Hmmm —now that Casio Debio is unoccupied , I can move in — Italy has bazaar squatting laws —–

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    • It is a bit cold up there for you just now Richard, but you can try.

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  9. I don’t know how you can bear to leave, apart from seeing family of course, there is no comparison! Still, you’re not away too long this time…..

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    • I am keen to get back to get the garden ready for spring. I have been preparing garden beds for new plantings.

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  10. Your visits seem to be getting more frequent Debra, or is it just me? The gorgeous Gold Coast will be quite a contrast. Wishing you a safe return home x

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    • I spent more time than usual in Italy last year because of the house. I’m not sure how 2014 will pan out.

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  11. Oh that’s so ‘middle earth’ and ‘hobbity’. How beautiful it is. When I look at those misty photos I can almost smell the air.

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    • I love the misty days. I could have done without some of the heavy rain and thunder storms, but that is part of winter too.

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  12. Such gorgeous photos! Have a safe trip back to Australia!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

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    • I am in Hong Kong now visiting friends. It is nice to have such a happy stopover.

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  13. That’s a lot of beauty to say good-bye to. But there’s more where you’re going. Have a great, safe trip, Deb.

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    • It will be nice to be home for a while, and great to go back for the spring.

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  14. I love winter landscapes and actually enjoy the cozy kind of loneliness. Thank you Debra for beautiful photos..

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    • I love the winter landscapes in our mountains. I often have to stop beside the road just to take it all in.

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  15. Great shots! Safe travels and say hello to my Canadian cousin who is now down under. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I will give your cousin a big shout as soon as I hit the ground in Australia.

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  16. Knowing when you’ll be back makes your transitions like the phases of the moon – and I’m guessing family, friends and the surf at Main Beach might weigh up against the things you’ll miss! Makes me envious though ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I have been away for a few months and it is time for a bit of Australia.

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  17. I love the view from your windows and the surrounding area.You are so lucky you live there.

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    • I do appreciate how lucky we are to be able to visit such a beautiful area so often.

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  18. We wish you a pleasent fligth home and hope to see you maybe in Franconia this year. Love Anita, Mike and Nicky

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    • It seems ages since I have been to your area, and I love it there.

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  19. Oh I don’t know how you can leave, looks so beautiful!!! but I know from your comment you are in HK right now. Hope you have a lovely time back in Brisbane xx

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    • My life in Australia couldn’t be more different from my Italian life. Luckily I enjoy both.

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  20. I can see why you’re hesitant to leave. What a beautiful view. The color of the river is stunning.

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    • The river takes on that green colour at certain times of the year. It can be a bright emerald green sometimes.

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  21. I can so understand why you would miss that drive down the mountain – lovely images.

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    • The views from the road are spectacular, it is better to be a passenger so you can really enjoy them.

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  22. The views look so different to what we get here in Australia. It’s wonderful that you get both worlds ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • I know, I am very lucky to live in 2 great places.

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  23. Easy to see why this will be missed. Safe travels!

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  24. Safe travels and thank you for sharing your piece of Italy with us.

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  25. Happy travels Debra. Stunning as always

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  26. Amazing landscape photos!!!

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  27. Looks gloom but beautiful. I do hope you get to appreciate the beauty of cherry blossoms there this year. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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