Despite the fact that I take hundreds of photographs every month, and have CDs, DVDs, USBs and external hard drives overflowing with these reminders of my everyday family life, when Sally needed a family photo to take to school this past week, there was nought to be found. In fact the last image of the six of us was taken in April 09.
So this afternoon, after much pleading from Sally, the tripod was found, the camera and manual unearthed, and the troops gathered.
No changing into good clothes, no make-up, hair or attempts to hide Sally's latest go-karting gravel rash.
Take it or leave it.