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Snapshots & Scenes from August

Although I love watching my children play, chat, fight and interact with each other, I have always stuck to just observing them quietly or taking photos of them. I have some little videos, but not that many. Three months ago,  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 film or on camera and share them with the world, 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, the absolute gold nuggets from our month just gone. I have a lot to learn, so bear with me, but I’m having fun! Scroll to the bottom to join us!


Why not join us by linking your own Snapshots & Scenes from the past month?

Our August has been all about:

  • enjoying the summer holidays!
  • baking
  • going to a cooking class at the Jamie Oliver Cookery School
  • dinner with friends at Pizza Express
  • the end of tennis sessions
  • a brilliant evening at The Beach in Brent Cross
  • a road trip to France
  • French food!
  • drawing and colouring
  • Champagne!
  • binging on Netflix with my mum
  • speaking French
  • sleeping loads
  • catching up with cousins
  • a fab massage for me
  • swimming
  • times tables
  • splashing and sliding on our new water slide
  • picnics with friends
  • races
  • dinner with my nan and lovely auntie
  • warm French baguettes


On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

On the first Monday of every month, I will be putting together a Snapshots & Scenes video. This is our August in just 60 seconds.

22 Comments

  1. Viv'Maman_Bas
    07/09/2017 / 11:08 am

    Supers souvenirs ! Ca donne envie de repartir en vacances !!

    • Mel
      Author
      07/09/2017 / 8:38 pm

      Ne m’en parle pas!!!

  2. Vanessa Deruyver
    07/09/2017 / 8:54 pm

    Quelles superbes photos Mel! Vous avez vraiment l’air d’avoir passe des moments extra cet ete. Xx

    • Mel
      Author
      07/09/2017 / 10:37 pm

      Oui, ça fait du bien de passer du temps en famille et de se reposer! J’espère que vos vacances se sont bien passées aussi. xxxx

  3. 08/09/2017 / 4:25 pm

    What a beautiful post and pictures. You’re truly blessed with those cute kiddies 🙂 xx

    • Mel
      Author
      08/09/2017 / 10:45 pm

      I know, I am so so lucky to have these 4 monkeys in my life. They make me laugh every day and they are so squishy and cuddly! I love them so much I could burst!

  4. 08/09/2017 / 7:53 pm

    Oh babes I love your roundup each month so beautiful. I love how you capture your kiddos. You are one of the happiness families I have ever followed and knowing you it’s from their happy positive mama. These are stunning. I am off to watch your video!!! Which I know will be equally as good. xo

    • Mel
      Author
      08/09/2017 / 10:45 pm

      Oh gosh honey, you’ve got me welling up (for real!). Having 4 happy kiddos is the one thing I want to achieve in life. Nothing more. This is my #1 ambition, so you telling me this is wonderful! Mwah!!!!

  5. 08/09/2017 / 8:59 pm

    That bouncy castle is my dream! Seriously though, looks like you had such a fab August, every shot screams fun! <3

    • Mel
      Author
      08/09/2017 / 10:43 pm

      Seriously, the water slide / county castle has been the talk of the Summer. Duplay ROCK!!!

  6. Via Bella
    09/09/2017 / 12:57 am

    Love that you let the littles do jump bungee- how cute is that? A relaxed August in always in need. Looks like you had a great summer.

    • Mel
      Author
      09/09/2017 / 1:27 am

      We really did have an amazing summer, despite the grim weather!

  7. 09/09/2017 / 3:52 pm

    Gorgeous photos, I love your video too! Linking up with #ssnapshotsandscenes

    • Mel
      Author
      11/09/2017 / 2:49 pm

      Thanks a lot Anna-Marie! Looking forward to seeing your post! Thanks a lot for linking up!

  8. Kerri-Ann
    10/09/2017 / 5:12 pm

    What a fun video, I love the laughter. Your summer looked so much fun, I enjoyed watching it on Instagram X

    • Mel
      Author
      30/09/2017 / 11:21 pm

      A bit of laughter goes a long way, doesn’t it?

  9. 12/09/2017 / 11:59 am

    What a beautiful month and a stunning video!! I absolutely love the pool you have in the garden with the slide. And the sack race looks like so much fun! 😀 xx

    • Mel
      Author
      12/09/2017 / 2:16 pm

      The water slide is was the highlight of the summer for my 4 and their cousins! Hours of fun 🙂 I was looking at photos of the kids on it right now as it happens! xx

  10. 12/09/2017 / 7:54 pm

    What a stunning selection of photos Mel. You guys sure packed a lot into August xx

    • Mel
      Author
      14/09/2017 / 10:56 am

      Haha, we really did!

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