Have you been battling the madness that has overtaken Christmas shopping centres in Australia in the lead-up to the arrival of the Big Man In Red?
And it's exhausting.
Not to mention, unsettling.
It's kind of a bit 'Bah Humbug' to see exhausted, whining children and sulking teens trailing after stressed, snappy parents fighting over the last Christmas puddings and plumpest cherries.
One toy shop assistant confided she secretly awarded a 'Grinch Of The Day' from a long line of cranky customers with her coworkers, and sometimes they were spoilt for choice.
It shouldn't be that way, should it?
If I could click my heels three times, I'd magic myself back to Fiji, where I could get my Christmas shopping done in comfort and perhaps have a swim on the way back.
A collection of shops near The Warwick Resort and Spa, Fiji
Just like at home, you can find yourself getting distracted, and ending up getting something for yourself. Or getting pampered.
Even the Man Child had to have one (actually it ended up being three!)
The shops are air-conditioned and never crowded
The aisles are roomy too
There are no need for Christmas trees here. Fiji has all kinds of natural versions going on.
You'll always come away with a bargain ...
And a quiet place to sit down and escape the crowds if it gets all too much!
Readers, where would you escape to if you could?
Some of MIA's Fiji adventures were organised with the assistance of Tourism Fiji and Air Pacific Fiji. She booked and paid for her stay at The Warwick independently.