This weekend past I started moving my stuff across to the new notebook, a pretty laborious task, until I came to the photos. I basically grabbed my photos directory, organised by year, month, and then date and imported them to iPhoto.
The effect of importing over 7,000 photos was amazing. Each photo was imported in chronological order but each also flashed on the screen for half-second. It was a quick glimpse at the years gone by, thankfully they were mostly happy times.