Every year Beth and I go to Maymont Park and take a ride in this carriage or one much like it. We climb up in the back in the dark under the moon and meet a few couples who have come out with the same idea. Knee to knee for a few minutes we trade a few remarks and then listen to the horses as they step down the path.
Later we go inside for some traditional hot drinks and cookies. But only after standing around the Yule log and toasting marsh mellows. There are men and women dressed in traditional Victorian dress. And, of course, plenty of Christmas decorations.
It’s a Christmas from long ago and we wouldn’t miss it.