Personal note today as Captain JP celebrates the birth of another nephew, to add to the existing four neices and two nephews: many congratulations to my brother and sister-in-law!
A present has been bought and is waiting to be wrapped - not for the day old junior, but for his siblings, so they don't feel left out. And the present? A toy pirate ship, so they will grow up big and strong and eager to crew for their uncle.
This approach seems to be working - another nephew already spends his summers in dinghy sailing camps. All I need now is a couple more and we'll be ready to take on the Fastnet!