A big thank you to Jackie Shears, "honorary member" of the Skills Exchange, for the excellent photos she took recently at John's birthday party. It was so good to have someone in charge of taking pictures, so we didn't have to wield a camera while organising everything and generally enjoying ourselves. And the photos are far more professional than we could have taken. Jackie has just the right approach, getting people organised when necessary, recording the important moments, but not being too intrusive. And for a few gems, that was excellent value - we've had some glowing comments from friends we've shared the pictures with.