Dudes…..can we just quit the racket–
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.
Goose. Definitely goose. Not to mention venison.
A real biggie is Jan 6th though. That’s party time. People play games such as ‘bob apple’ and ‘snapdragon’.
You can actually read about these games here when Shey invited Elyzabeth M Valey to help organise Dev’s homecoming party.
A popular drink is the Wassail bowl.
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.
Traditionally, it contained both a dried bean and a dried pea.
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.
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.