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…
- 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!