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, always dreaming of somewhere sunnier… where the snow has already melted away.

This blog started out as a travel photo blog, and at some point I co-created the Friendly Friday photo challenge, which grew popular and still lives on. But now, my blog has evolved into more of a generic storytelling space.

I love to write. This is where you’ll find my stories – past, present, future, and imagined.

I’m also Mom to two 4-year-olds.

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


All the photos in this blog are mine and were taken by me. (Except the one on this page! Credit: Hubby.)

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 2021)

216 responses to “About the blogger

  1. Thanks for the Like that led me to your awesome blog. I am European too, but we are currently living in the Philippines, far, very very far from the snow πŸ˜‰ You should pass by someday! Merry Christmas and cheers to more beautiful travels! See you here or there

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    • Hey, so nice to “meet” you here! Thanks for visiting – and your blog seems very interesting and awesome too, I’m looking forward to taking a closer look! I’ve seen some beautiful pics from Cebu, definitely on my travel list! Have a great Christmas and see you around! πŸ™‚

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      • Cebu is indeed great as long as you are planning to travel around and not stay on the island .. Check out Bantayan on my blog, to give you an idea πŸ˜‰ See you soon on our blogs and maybe on the beach! Merry Christmas !

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  2. Hi, I just stumbled across ur blog and found it really interesting.. i am a travel blogger myself… hey, my next post is about people residing in different parts of the world and their honeymoon destinations..are u married? if yes, would u like to get featured in my blog?

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  3. AloHA – thank you so much for flattering me with a follow … I’m just about to take a tour of your site and I feel in my bones a co-follow will follow πŸ™‚

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  4. Lovely Blog! and very nice to meet you … If you still dream of Sunnier places , you can try visit Kuwait, it’s all sun here πŸ™‚

    I was curious about your Blog photo, its a palm tree/ coconut tree?

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    • Such a nice compliment!!! Thank you very much! πŸ™‚ You’re most welcome to join me virtually, some of the trips were in the past so it’s kind of like time traveling, too πŸ˜‰


  5. You know people often use the word breathtaking in many scenarios. Landing on your blog, seeing the photos and reading through the places you have been to, literally I had to take a deep breath to take it all in πŸ™‚ And I mean it in the most wonderful sense of all ❀ Before I plunge into your stories,(I have already followed, no doubts on that!) I just wanted to take a minute and let you know how awesome you and your blog is and the travels you have taken is simply amazing. My man and I, we love exploring new places and being on the road too, but truth is life does not allow us as often we would like to indulge ourselves in wanderlust πŸ™‚ Still we do our best and I warmly welcome you to pop over by my little corner of the blogosphere as well πŸ™‚ Cheers and warmest wishes, Minaxi ❀

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    • Oh, Croatia’s been high on my list for a long time! Hoping to visit it soon! Thanks for stopping by and following! Always nice to meet interesting bloggers!


  6. So glad to find your blog and read some of your travel stories. You’ve been to many places we’ve only thought about, so thanks for posting your impressions and photos. Thanks for following Oh, the Places We See. Glad to have you traveling with us!

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  7. Your photography is absolutely stunning, and it was so much fun to look at your lovely posts!! I can’t wait to see and experience more!! I am following, for sure! Keep up the wonderful work! πŸ™‚

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  8. 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. πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ˜‰ (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. πŸ˜‰ 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! πŸ˜‰

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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. πŸ˜‰ And living in different countries is great for language learning. Do you speak it fluently now?

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