We're in the middle of November already and here in Britain, the skies are grey and the autumn leaves are being swept away by cheery chaps in high-vis jackets. Right on cue, the relentless Christmas marketing festivities are cranking into gear. Here we go again (but minus Woolworths). It won't be long before you hear that tortuous Slade classic randomly reminding you that there are gifts to start thinking about. If you have some spare cash, there's a specialist Dutch firm (that grew out of Fokker aviation) with an unusual and eye-catching suggestion. C'mon, time for something new. Snooker rooms, swimming pools, gyms and home cinemas are just sooo early noughties...