Right, I am ‘a bit’ late with my Snapshots and Scenes this month, oops. I have spent the past three days stuck in bed, doing nothing but sleeping, drinking water and feeling sorry for myself. It turns out I have the flu AND tonsillitis (gosh, you couldn’t make these things up, could you?). Anyhoo… I think the antibiotics and Codeine are starting to work their magic, and my brain seems to be able to cope with a little bit of typing and photo editing.
A few months ago, I started filming little snippets of our 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 now 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!
- A trip to our happy place, Sweet as a Button
- Art club
- A really long bike ride (and getting lost in the process)
- Making slime
- Board games
- A day in the woods
- Feeding ducks and swans
- Jumping in muddy puddles
- Park shenanigans
- Lots of parties, including Jumpy’s birthday party
- Half term fun
- Jumpy’s 5th birthday
- A few negative food challenges
- Cooking together loads
- New French passports
- The Natural History Museum
- A whole day on my own with Crevette
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’
Amber – ‘Meet the Wildes’
and little me!