Jamie has for some time held a fascination for birds and is now something of a self-taught expert in our feathered friends.
This is a fact that was well-known to his step-granddad Derek who sadly died back in June. Indeed, above you can see a photo of Derek showing Jamie a mechanical bird in a cage when Master White was just 18 months old. Judging by that evidence, it seems Jamie's obsession began much earlier than I realised.
Earlier today, a parcel arrived with Jamie's name emblazoned on the front. It also contained a note.
In case you can't make out the words, it reads as follows:
I found these in Derek's wardrobe. I am sure he would love you to have them for your birdwatching.
The note was accompanied by Derek's binoculars, which Jamie didn't need a second invitation to try out.
Maybe he'll lend them to Charlotte one day. But I doubt it.