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Snapshots & Scenes from May 2018

We’ve had a busy few weeks again! I absolutely love having fun things planned with my four, and this month has been no exception. At the start of every month, I put together a Snapshots and Scenes video and blog post and it’s my favourite thing to do. 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 now 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 May was all about…

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. 12/06/2018 / 2:10 pm

    Oh Mel, that last photo of you and the children is just stunning xxx

    • Mel
      12/06/2018 / 2:11 pm

      Thanks sweetie!

  2. 13/06/2018 / 10:09 pm

    What a wonderful month, that cake looks so delicious. We didn’t do anything to celebrate the Royal Wedding. That last photo of the five of you is so gorgeous, definitely one to treasure x

    • Mel
      13/06/2018 / 10:10 pm

      I absolutely love that photo! I must print it so I can send it to my nan. She’d love it 🙂 I wasn’t planning to do anything for the Royal Wedding either, but I saw one of my neighbours / friends and we plucked up the courage to go to the street party together. It was so nice to chat with some of the neighbours I’d never met.

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