Posted: 05/12/2015 at 18:39
This (sadly sideways) tree is our 'Perestroika' or 'Friendship' tree; gifted to our family by folk I met during an exchange town-twinning visit to Uman in the Ukraine [as it then was part of USSR] back in 1982!! It lives in a shoebox & descends from the attic once we reach the late-teens (or early twenties) of December. *Last year it was decorated by our two young granddaughters, so that will become a family 'tradition' in due course this year aswell. [btw:The fairy's name is Doris].
This is our 'main tree' (again sadly sideways). It too has a history as I 'rescued' it from an 'end-of-lease' shop clearance skip in Pembroke over 25 years ago!! It stands over 6' tall & gets redecorated each year when it emerges from its binbag shroud in the attic. *The single star goes up first of all on Advent Sunday, but the two trees follow later on in mid - late December.