The radio has been on a lot this weekend. Partly, in order to distract myself as I scrubbed the kitchen. Which is what I was doing when a very appropriate piece of programming was aired. Radio 4 was talking about food photography - you can hear it here for the next 7 days.
One of my incentives in cleaning the kitchen is the possibility that I may want to take some photographs in there. Probably of food. Or someone eating it.
But it does seem a little bizarre, when you really examine it - taking pictures of your dinner. Why do we do it?
For me, the pictures of food are one way of documenting the passage of life. A way to celebrate the million little things we do for our families. One of the perks of a job which comes without paycheque or accolades, but is fulfilling, if we only take a moment to enjoy our achievements from time to time.
When I look through my archives, my foodie pictures are rather biassed towards baking. Possibly, because I am too greedy and impatient to eat the hot food before it goes cold, to take the time to photograph it.
But I am pleased that I do take the time to record the odd foodie moment. Just to see that sometimes do I produce something tangible with my days. Even if compiling the mosaic just really makes me want a cupcake right this minute.