Experts have concluded that women who eat a hearty breakfast are more likely to conceive sons. Not quite sure if anyone has asked Victoria Beckham for her thoughts...
However, recently we passed the anniversary of Dad's death. Yes, really, it's been a year.
In typical style we took to the hills - some 20 of us had a splendid day on the Fairfield Horseshoe. The sun shone, the rain splattered and at one point hailstones stung.
Still it was a lovely opportunity to catch up on our news and, incidentally, to celebrate the birth of my second nephew.
It turns out that new nephew, Baby N, is the 13th great grand-child of my grandfather Eric. You with me? Eric, like Dad, would have liked nothing better than a mixed bag of offspring with a few dogs enjoying a hike in the beloved countryside.
Anyhow, Baby N is grandchild number 13 and grandson number 12. That's 12 boys between us - and not a girl for more than 10 years.
What conclusions can we draw about this family's breakfast habits, then?
And the grannies - who love their little grandsons very much - have started to grumble about the lack of little girls in the mix.
Hmmm. No pressure then...