About Me

I’m a fortyish woman with tropical childhood memories. I used to work in the travel industry and I’ve lived in several countries.

I now live in Northern Europe where I find myself freezing during the long winters, always dreaming of somewhere sunnier… where the snow has already melted away.

This blog started out as a travel blog where I showcased my travel photos, but it has evolved into more of a generic photo blog. I occasionally write little stories, too.

If you feel like reading a longer version:
an interview from my blog’s beginnings

Me, taking a picture of Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia. Photo taken by my husband

I appreciate all of your comments, likes and visits – thank you! Hope to see you here again!


All the photos in this blog were taken by me (except the one on this page!)

Please don’t use my photos without my permission and without crediting this blog. You are of course very welcome to reblog and share my posts, linking them back here to The Snow Melts Somewhere. Thanks!

(Page last edited in 2018)


202 responses to “About Me

  1. Yes..here in Canada still waiting for spring. I would gladly replace my Canada with your North Europe 🙂 So many travel opportunities in Europe. I am jealous! Happy blogging and happy travels, Cheryl

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        • What about Quebec? (I speak some French but can’t understand a word of Quebec French! So to me, it seems kind of exotic) …Well anyway, I definitely understand your desire to travel!! 🙂

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          • Maybe it lost its lustre for me but I do know that some find it exotic. It doesn’t compare with anything European however in my opinion. My favs for Canada are both coasts if you ever come. Truly picturesque! And of course our Rockies from Alberta through to British Columbia. Hope you get a chance to cross over and visit.


  2. En España ya hemos tenido algunos días de calor y de primavera avanzada, pero de nuevo estamos con frío y esperando la verdadera primavera. Qué frío hace en el norte de Europa, es verdad, pero tiene unos paisajes impresionantes.


  3. Hi, I just found your blog through my Liebster Award post! Now following your travel blog. Are you in Instagram? I am @traveledit and want to connect with other travel bloggers so come and say hi!

    Keen to read more from your travels! 🙂

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  5. Thanks for stopping by and Liking Sea Salt. I joined the blogging world in March — so we’ve both been at it about the same amount of time…..although I am much much older than you! 🙂 In my rejuvenatement period (don’t ever say retirement) and finding my voice in poetry and the cyber world. I especially enjoy the Return Policy that seems indigenous to this blogging world — as in someone Likes one of my poems and I get to “meet” them the next morning over coffee 🙂
    Have enjoyed meandering your blog == armchair traveler is so so true. As a former dean of an MBA program, and in charge of our Global MBA, I’ve tranveled to many places. I always loved meeting the people and experiencing the culture. Someone along time ago told me that when you travel, don’t ever thing about assigning the term “better” or “worse” — comparison terms that carry definite judgement. Just think it’s “different”. I’ve found that helpful so many times and really set me up to enjoy. Hope you’ll stop by again….and very nice to meet you!

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    • Thanks to you too for stopping by 🙂 I liked your little poem, nostalgic and summery. I’ve really enjoyed blogging, too – before I started, I didn’t really realise there was this WordPress community. It really is a form of social media – and good that it is, because it would be kind of boring to just be blogging to yourself with no readers. I’ve found other bloggers to be really friendly and exploring other people’s blogs is definitely part of the fun! See you soon here in the blog world, I hope! 🙂

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  6. I really like the title of you blog and your sub heading. It really caught my eye and made me want to to check out your blog. I am looking forward to exploring your blog and the world through your eyes! Thank you.

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    • Thank you for the feedback and the nice words! I’m happy that you liked my blog so far! I’m going to be posting (mostly) pictures from my earlier travels in a pretty random order, so stick around for more! 🙂 Have a great week!


      • My blog started out as being about living in Japan but has morphed into a retrospective travel blog too. I love going through my old photos. It has encouraged me to go through and sort out a lot of files and I have started carrying my camera with me all the time.

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        • I’ve only been blogging a few months, but already I can see that it’s taken a life of its own; I originally tended to write about the different destinations I’ve visited but now I’ve become more focused on the pictures. Blogging has reawakened an interest in photography and like you, I also carry my camera around now… Your blog looks very interesting, I’m going to go explore it in a moment…


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  8. Hey there! We might have some things in common – I grew up in warm, sunny India & now live in cool, wintry Sweden 😉 Thanks for dropping by & following my blog. Wish you many adventures!!

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  9. Just to let you know that I’ve nominated you for The Creative Blogger Award. I would be delighted if you accept, but if you are unable to do so, that’s OK. The rules are on my post :
    I know you’re going to think I’m a pain in the posterior for nominating you for this so close to the other one. 🙂 This one is quicker to do – just 5 facts about yourself, plus the nominations. MIllie

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    • Hahah 🙂 Don’t forget the Liebster, so that’s 3 already, Millie! Well, I’m certainly very happy you thought of me and find me easy enough to approach 🙂 And of course it’s a huge compliment, too! I actually already drafted a post to the first one (2 Liebsters) but haven’t published it because it seems so LONG, I’m not sure anyone would be able to struggle through it without falling asleep! So, let’s see what happens! Thanks again, Millie! Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  10. I don’t do awards but sometimes do a challenge when it fits in with what I would write about anyways. If you would like to, I am doing a quote challenge and nominated you. No pressure at all as I said I don’t do the “chain mail” things often. I just happen to like quotes. You can see more at : https://fourcamelsandacoffeetogo.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/from-quote-to-real-life-the-gift-of-travel/

    Have a great day, Cheryl

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    • Hi there, Hannah! Thank you so much for thinking of me! I’m not sure if I will accept; I have a few other nominations that I haven’t done anything about either – though at first I was planning on doing the award posts straight away. So this time I can already say that I don’t know for sure… I’ll think about it! But it’s always great to be remembered! Thanks again!

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      • Hi snowsomewhere,
        Congratulations on all your nominations! 🙂
        Sure, no worries; awards can be quiet time consuming & tedious.
        Though, I look forward to yours!
        Have a nice day! 🙂

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  11. Considering your photos, I am sure you have not been freezing too much. It is great how you share your stories and photos. But yea, when it’s cold, I too dream of the warm places.. 😉

    Have a great week!

    Warm regards,

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  13. Hey there, Just a quick Thumbs up. I think the next blogging courses for July are going to be put up on the Daily post tomorrow. I did the Blogging 101 and it was well worth the time and effort. If you’re interested check it out.

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    • Hey there! Thanks so much! I just read your post and clicked on the other blogs’ links you recommended, the ones that I’m not already following (it’s a small blog world!). Anyway, I’ve decided not to do awards, though I love photo challenges and will do them if they fit my theme. Thanks for thinking of me, it’s always flattering to be remembered – out of all the many blogs out there! (I follow lots and lots of blogs, too!) See ya!


    • Thanks so much! I’m flattered you thought of me and remembered me 🙂 But I’ve decided not to do blog awards. Thanks anyway – I’ll definitely come over and check out your award post though 🙂 Have a great week!

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  14. I lived in Minnesota for 40 years–middle of the U.S, on the Canadian border–so I think I know how you feel about winter. Nine years ago my partner and I moved to Cornwall and people asked us how we’d handle the winter. What winter? we asked. We still think we’ve moved to the tropics.

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    • Lucky you 🙂 That change must’ve affected lots of things in your daily lives. It’s true that if you haven’t lived in a cold region, you don’t really knw what it’s like with the long, dark winters… it sounds like complaining about nothing, but… hmm. Well, things could always be worse and at least I have my travel memories! And hopefully more travels to come. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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      • Stopping by is a pleasure.

        The winters here are long and dark, not to mention rainy, but at least we don’t (usually) have to shovel anything that falls out of the sky. On the other hand, we can get cut off by half an inch of snow because we’re totally unprepared.

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  15. Here’s my thoughts, that you requested https://mariajanssonphotography.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/how-to-write-an-authentic-about-page/.

    I like that you have one longer, and one shorter version of your About page. When I first found your blog, my thought was “this is an interesting lady”. Everything from the design, to the posts, the photos, and the content is very appealing. The one and only thing that I would like to see is a photo of your face on this page. I like to “connect” , see the person I’m getting to know. I understand that it sometimes is a matter of privacy, and I get that. Everything else is really good. You have a great About page, it’s obvious that you put some time into it. Best of luck with you beautiful blog!


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    • Thank you so much Maria for taking the time out of your busy life to give me much appreciated feedback! 🙂 Also happy to hear I’ve left a good impression (isn’t that what we all want, haha!). The photo thing is true, I’ve been thinking about it – and yes, it’s totally a privacy issue (also why I blog as my alter ego Snow). But maybe at some point I’ll update my photo. Looking at your photo, I realise that one reason why I have an immediate mental image of your blog being full of positive thoughts, is probably because of that sunny picture of yours – it gives a good first impression. And it proves your point! 🙂 Thanks once again – all feedback is so rare that I really treasure it. Have a happy weekend and I’ll be looking forward to reading your next post!

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      • First impression is important, and you did leave a good one 🙂
        I would love it if you’d participate in my Gratitude Challenge! I am writing about something I am grateful for every Saturday. I would love it if you would join my Gratitude Challenge! Being grateful attracts more good stuff to your life, more things to be grateful for. I’m thinking that a challenge like this also could connect like minded people, that are interested in creating more goodness. Feel free to like, comment, participate (tag your post MJP Gratitude Challenge,) and share.

        Have a blessed day!



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