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Snapshots & Scenes from April 2018

Finally a bit of warmth! I’m not going to jinx it, am I?

The Snapshots and Scenes post I put together every month is my favourite thing. It all started a few months ago when I first filmed little snippets of our daily lives. I’d never really done that before. I had tried to capture the milestones, the ‘big’ moments like the first steps, the first bike ride without stabilisers, bits of Christmas concerts and daring first attempts on the zip wire at the park. What I wasn’t recording was the everyday stuff, the ‘little things’ that made me feel so happy.

On the first day of every month, I put together a short video of a minute or so, to capture the essence of the month just gone. I generally start with what seems like hours of footage, and although it’s tough to select a clip rather than another, or to trim it so much that only 1 second remains, it’s also pretty satisfying to see those snippets of our daily lives, the absolute gold nuggets from our month just gone. I have a lot to learn, so bear with me, but I’m having fun! Just scroll to the bottom to join me!

The idea is simple: as you are enjoying ‘the little things’ with your family, record them on camera, film them on your phone or ‘big’ camera and share your favourite bits, ideally through photo and video.

Our April was all about…

  • Easter
  • A huge toy declutter
  • Being out and about on our scooters
  • The RAF museum
  • A short break to Norfolk with Daddy
  • Art club for my 4
  • Soft play
  • Rainy Easter holidays
  • The Aquadrome in the rain
  • Long bike rides
  • A one-to-one trip to Bournemouth for Beanie and Mummy
  • Lots of train journeys
  • A broken arm for Wriggly
  • A mission to South London to see our friends Reneé and family in their new home
  • The heating still used for an hour or two most days mid-April: insanity!
  • Aiming for a growth mindset: focusing on our mistakes and how they help us grow and learn
  • A Safari Day in London

Snapshots & Scenes… What’s that?

‘Snapshots & Scenes’ is a monthly project to focus on telling a story through video and photos. It can be a summary of the past month or highlight a special occasion or the little things.

Who can join in?

Absolutely anyone! I’d love to find out about your little and big adventures, see what you got up to last month and hear your stories. Anything goes, really!


  1. Anna-Marie
    12/05/2018 / 5:59 pm

    What a busy busy month! You’ve packed so much in! Loved the video! That meerkat picture is so cute and I hope little ones arm is starting to heal!

    • Mel
      12/05/2018 / 10:32 pm

      I could have taken Baby Bear the meerkat home! I love meerkat, they’re so cute 🙂 My little lady’s cast has just been taken off. All sorted now!

  2. 13/05/2018 / 6:36 pm

    Goodness….. your little ones are growing up so quickly! Love the new linky….. Hopefully at some stage I will have something reasonable to link! x

    • Mel
      22/05/2018 / 11:41 pm

      It would be lovely to have you!

  3. 26/05/2018 / 1:49 pm

    Your safari day looked great, bet they had loads of fun. It’s nice you could have some time one on one with your daughter. It’s hard to split your time with them sometimes. Glad Wriggly’s arm is all fixed now, what an adventure for her!

    • Mel
      27/05/2018 / 10:35 am

      Our safari day was amazing. Now I want to take them all on a real safari 🙂 I love a bit of one-to-one with the children. I’m taking my eldest girl school shoe shopping later and tomorrow, I’m going to a ‘free from’ festival with 5-year-old Jumpy. We’ll have lots of time to chat. They all need that. xx

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