We reached empty nest status in our house last September when our daughter toddled off to University. She came home last Christmas however so having a tree was a prerequisite. This year is different – we are visiting her in London for Xmas eve, Xmas day and Boxing day. We are in early discussion about whether we should actually bother getting a tree – we are leaning towards not bothering as the post xmas Christmas disposing of is a faff. I do however like the ambience and the smell of the pine needles.
Another thing that has surprised me is that the environmentalists have not yet launched a campaign to get ride of real xmas trees. Is that to come or are they not environmentally unfriendly?