Daughter #4 came home from school the other day and asked if we could take her picture in the style of a 1750 painting by Thomas Gainsborough entitled Mr and Mrs Andrews. Readers of this blog will obviously know the picture in question, but just in case you've forgotten, the photo had to look something like this:
Well, it was obviously quite a challenge. For one thing, we don't own a gun. Nor does our back garden extend to the distant horizon (it extends to a nearby shed). And I haven't worn a tricorn hat for, oh, several weeks.
So we improvised a bit, and a walking stick and the dog's toy duck filled in for the shotgun. Zelie wore a table napkin on her head. And Sylvie tried to look manly.
I don't think we're going to win a prize for this one, but you can't say we didn't try.