One of my presents from Jessica this year was a bonsai tree. This particular variety is a Chinese Bird Plum and has been growing very happily in the kitchen since it was bought in mid-December. It has grown so well that I (nervously) had to trim it yesterday to try and bring it under control.
You can see the results in the before and after pics here. I’m hoping that I can make it into something special over time but that requires some intelligent trimming and re-potting. There are loads of bonsai resources on the Internet but I might need to get a book to help me.