This Christmas just gone I spent £459.32 on presents. It will surprise approximately none of you to know that I know this because I have a spreadsheet of everything I bought. Money is paradoxically only quantifiable in itself. Meaning, I don't know what some of those words mean. But also meaning I have no idea if you reading this feel like that's a lot of money, or not very much; or 'sounds about right'; or all of the above, depending on the context of the gifts, and who received them. Which is an odd thought to have about presents. Or at least the socially accepted tradition of gift-giving at both Christmas and Birthdays, which is part of the world in which I have been brought up.