I am documenting the year with monthly photographs of my kitchen table. Capturing the jumble that accumulates here, at the heart of the kitchen, is also a way to record some of the domestic stories of our family life.
I have to confess that I’m very excited about the little butterfly garden that we planted last month in collaboration with B&Q. The flowers are still in bloom, and looking very lovely and, despite the fact that we apparently planted the wrong sort of dahlias for pollinators, (who knew that there was more than one sort of dahlia?! I did confess that I’m no gardener…) the plants have proved popular both with bees and with butterflies.
It’s been a while since I selected some favourite images from my #littlestoriesofmylife project over on Instagram, a hashtag for celebrating and/or sharing the tiniest elements of the stories of our lives. Small doesn’t equate to insignificant: these are the little moments that add up to the narratives that carry us all. In Instagram’s frames of beauty or of emotion, we are each the teller of our own story. I’m astounded that there have been over 85,000 posts to date and am absolutely blown away by the stories that are shared via #littlestoriesofmylife every single day.
This July, the #littlestoriesofmylife gallery is being sponsored by Mob Studio, a fair trade and handmade online shop for gorgeous home accessories handcrafted by talented artisans, as well as handmade eco-friendly and sustainable coconut candles.