About the blogger

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! And so I dream of sunnier places somewhere else. Somewhere, where the snow has already melted away.

I love to write. This is where you’ll find my stories – past, present, future, and imagined. Sometimes, my two little boys star in them.

I appreciate all of your comments, likes and visits – thank you! To contact me, simply leave a comment – I review them all before publishing.

Hope to see you here again!


Exploring the beach: something I still love. (Australia, ca. 1981)

All the photos in my blog posts are mine and were taken by me.

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 2022)

219 replies on “About the blogger”

How exciting! And what a coincidence, that you live in Finland, like I do, and have lived in Australia, too, which I also have! Life is so fascinating like that. I am way overdue for bed but I got stuck poking around your blog and then I was compelled to leave another comment. So, lovely to meet you, too, fellow adventurer and explorer. 🙂

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I was saving poking around your blog for today, as I was too tired last night 😊 So I still haven’t read your story yet! So fun that we have such a similar background! Where did you live and when? Hope you weren’t as traumatized about moving to Finland as I was, hahahah 😉 (I’m really not a winter person!)

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Not traumatised at all, but it might have something to do with that I went to Australia when I was eighteen, then lived there for about four years. So I had already grown up with thick covers of snow and 25 below zero. 😉 On the other hand, the heat combined with the humidity in Queensland had me slightly traumatised. Basically I started sweating the moment I came back out of the shower. Haha But what an experience it was. Gorgeous nature and lovely people. I lived mostly in Beenleigh, down from Brisbane on the way toward the Gold Coast. I also spent some time in NSW, a couple of hours from Sydney (if I remember correctly. Maybe it was three!)

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Not initially, a boy brought me there ;-), but I did do a little studying my last year there. I have been to France once, to Paris. I went with a language exchange course programme, and on our way through to the UK the bus went through Paris. What did you study in France?

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Because I wanted to 😊 I was planning on staying there permanently and had a sort of permanent life there, too. But then I decided on a whim to come to Finland as they were interviewing people for cabin crew work… And I was getting tired of French bureaucracy, mouldy apartments and everyday things being quite difficult there. I have a love/hate relationship with France! 😉

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Haha, some places are like that. And ough, mouldy apartments–I have had one of those. I scrubbed like a maniac, but some smells just never go away. What a great experience though. Living in France, I mean; not the mouldiness. 😉 And living in different countries is great for language learning. Do you speak it fluently now?

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Hey! Hope you are doing great and your trips are so fascinating. I love your pictures and tales.
I’ve nominated you for the “FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION” Tag! You have the flexibility and leeway to interpret the “word prompt” the way you like and however you want! Photos, quotes, lyrics, poems or an article – whatever works for you!❤
Today’s “word prompt” is – NATURE.
I would love for you to participate and see more of your pictures(PS – No compulsion tho!) 🙂
Love and light! 🙂

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Hey! Thanks for the tag and -most importantly- for the thought! 🤗 I decided long ago that I won’t do tags or awards but it’s always a compliment to be considered. I checked out your post and your photos are lovely, along with the accompanying quotes.
Hope to see you around here in the blog world! Have a great week!! 🍂🍃

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Your blog title resonates with me very much – I’m always harking after sun, sea and warmth! I read your interview too – ‘My childhood was filled with after-school swims in my best friend’s pool’ – aah those were the days! For me it was playing in the pool at the club we used to go to – the usual after school activity!

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