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Dudes…..can we just quit the racket–

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No tree.

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But we do decorate the house with garlands and greenery. The Yule log gets brought home on Christmas Eve to burn in the fireplace for as long as possible.

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Goose. Definitely goose. Not to mention venison.

 

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A real biggie is Jan 6th though. That’s party time. People play games such as ‘bob apple’ and ‘snapdragon’.

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You can actually read about these games here when Shey invited Elyzabeth M Valey to help organise Dev’s homecoming party.

https://shehannemoore.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/let-elyzabeth-entertain-you/

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A popular drink is the Wassail bowl.

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Well, Dev has his dark side and as one reader noted, he’s not afraid of it either. But a wassail bowl is punch, or mulled wine, prepared from spiced and sweetened wine or brandy, and served in a large bowl garnished with apples.

A forerunner of today’s Christmas cake, the ‘Twelfth Night Cake’ is the centrepiece of the party and a slice is given to all members of the household.

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Traditionally, it contained both a dried bean and a dried pea.

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Well, without giving to much away, you will understand that everything I’ve just said re a Regency Christmas isn’t the kind of Christmas Dev and I can have.

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Absolutely. But Dev will sneak away from Chessington and at least we’ll be together. His sister Tilly will naturally get micked with Ruby,  and Dev and I will just have to spend some quality, romantic time together, here in our little hideout, generally making this Christmas Eve our first.  I mean we have had two ruined ones.

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