I was a little dubious when I first thought of photographing this homemade jar of jam. I’m not sure where it was bought from (it was homemade by someone, just not us!), but instead of a jar lid, it was covered in a piece of pink foil. Only once I’d removed the foil did I spot the messy jam all round the rim, which instantly made the photo more interesting. I think if the jam had been neatly in the jar, then it wouldn’t have look half as good. I guess it goes to show that making a mess is good afterall!