A fellow traveler and I were fascinated with the way the many of the christmas trees were decorated in Puerto Rico. Many were covered in parrots, so we took a drive to The Lazy Parrot in the hills of Rincon thinking they MUST have some. It was a lovely drive but alas no Christmas tree parrots. The gracious owned did tell us where to find them though, at the Christmas Store (Almacen Navideño) in the next town, Mayagüez. I bought about 10 or 11 parrots and 5 small birds and somehow managed to squeeze them all into the suitcase, eek. Where there is a will there is a way lol! A fellow Brit in Yellow Springs, Karen, made me this super oven glove. Okay it is just an oven glove but there is something special about getting a present that someone took the time to design and make. She got a hand made dickie bird and one of those parrots all the way from Puerto Rico which now sits in her tree pictured below.
or as some say in the UK