Each time I go into my local supermarket (which has Xmas wrapping paper already by the tills, and tartan boxes of shortbread etc on the shelves) I seem to overhear a mother and daughter combo (diff ones each time) discussing what they can get for who for Xmas. I feel like going up to them and saying 'Look, there's a whole world of nature's beauty on your doorstep. Forget Xmas for a while, go for a walk in the countryside. The beach is but 15 mins drive away. It's beautiful. Go there'. But I fear my pleas may fall on deaf ears.