Happy New Year! I don’t think there would be a better way to start 2018 on my little blog than with a few of my favourite photos and video clips from December 2017.
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 make me feel so happy.
During the summer, a group of fab creative bloggers and I came up with Snapshots & Scenes, a monthly project focusing on video and photos. The idea is simple: as you are enjoying the little moments with your family, record them on camera or film and share your favourite bits with us, ideally through photo and video.
On the first Monday of every month, I put together a short video of no more than 60 seconds, to capture the essence of the month just gone. I generally start with about 30 minutes of footage, and although it is tough to select a clip rather than another, or to trim it so much that only 1 second remains, it is 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 us!
Our December was all about
- Art club
- Getting to play with Cozmo
- Beanie’s first ballet exam
- Colds and snotty noses
- Playgroup photography
- 1-to-1 time with mummy
- Glandular fever
- Art club
- Seeing Father Christmas at Willows Farm
- Christmas performances
- Queen and Adam Lambert live at the o2
- A visit from my cousin Maxime
- Piano practice
- A new shed for our bikes
- A fun road trip to France
- Vomiting bugs
- Catching up with family in France
- Silly games
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! We would love to find out about your little and big adventures, see what you did in June and hear your stories.
Who is behind Snapshots & Scenes?
Here is the team behind Snapshots & Scenes. My co-hosts are all talented photographers who have a lovely story to tell and it is a real honour to be amongst this inspirational bunch.
Kerri-Ann – ‘Life as Our Little Family’
Jenny – ‘Let’s Talk Mommy’
Chloe – ‘Sorry About the Mess’
Sara-Jayne – ‘Keeping Up With the Jones Family’
and little me!