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Snapshots & Scenes from January 2018

Where has January gone? I don’t know about you, but we’ve been really busy and as a result, January has just flown by. We’re getting closer and closer to spring!

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.

Last 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 day 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 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 us!

Our January was all about

  • A Day at Center Parks
  • Leaving France after a great holiday
  • Going back to school
  • Cooking together
  • Coughs and runny noses
  • Reading Eggs
  • 1-to-1 time with mummy
  • Baking
  • Learning to dance using the Switch
  • Snow
  • Laughter
  • My birthday
  • Time with friends
  • Train journeys
  • An evening at the cinema courtesy of DFS
  • Working as zookeepers

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!


  1. 04/02/2018 / 8:37 am

    Oh my heart can’t take all this cuteness!!!! I haven’t seen this series on blogs before but it’s a perfect idea to do with my toddler!

    • Mel
      07/02/2018 / 9:44 pm

      We’d love to have you join in. It’s a really simple one. You can use photos and videos you use on our phone and simply write a few bullet points about your highlights for the month. It’s my favourite post to put together every month 🙂

  2. 04/02/2018 / 9:01 am

    Wao such a beautiful first month of new year 🙂 I enjoyed the post and pictures are very lovely <3

    • Mel
      08/02/2018 / 12:18 am


  3. Blair villanueva
    05/02/2018 / 12:50 am

    I like this idea! This could help to look back the fun days of last minth and plan for the more adventurous month. Thumbs up!

    • Mel
      08/02/2018 / 12:17 am

      Thanks lovely!

  4. Jenine
    05/02/2018 / 5:57 am

    I love this idea of the monthly snapshot videos! What a great way to look back on that month’s memories. It looks like January was joyful <3

    • Mel
      08/02/2018 / 12:13 am

      It’s really greta to have all those simple, ‘normal’ moments recorded on film. I love watching them back!

  5. Enricoh
    06/02/2018 / 2:02 am

    Se manifiquè moments captured. Great views and vibes

  6. 07/02/2018 / 8:27 am

    What gorgeous everyday scenes, I love all the baking and your big boy photographing the fruit! Magical x

    • Mel
      07/02/2018 / 9:44 pm

      Thanks sweetie. He was so into his project to get decent food photos. He’s now entered three into the Food Photographer of the Year in the under 10 category, bless him! xx

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