Cauliflower is the New Black

So I’ve done a little life change, lost a bit of weight and taken up running again after a very long hiatus that included the birth of two children. The problem with being a foodie aside from the gradual and unavoidable weight gain is the absolute obsession with all things buttered and breaded. Lady Moss simply can’t […]

In a Past Life

Lady Moss used to be a stylist. Not that you’d know to look at me, I’m like the plumber with the leaky taps and prefer sweats to skinny jeans, Havianas are my shoe of choice even in winter. But, give me five minutes and I can supermarket sweep you into a brand new wardrobe. I […]

Rainy Summer Days

Its been a lovely lead into Autumn this week and the busy homemaking that goes with forced indoors play. Lady Moss has been lighting scented candles in every corner, recreating the spicy smells of Christmas with a few leftover apple, cinnamon and clovey favourites mixed with a few new purchases of Moir Honey Nector. This […]

In Honour of Those We Love The Most

Be Joyous Dear One. You still have time to make the worlds most Magical Pudding. My Nanna Ruth’s. In my house growing up, this luscious mix of fruit, sugar, brandy and tuppence was stirred by one and all, wishing as we went. Normally on a frosty country Saturday afternoon in June, the Rothheudt kids would […]

Very Busy and Important Elf Work

The days are rushing past now in a flurry of activity and pre-Christmas fun, much like the swirling snowflakes in Ari’s snow-globe and we are happily swept up in it. Busy crafting, baking, wrapping and twining, we are strangely enough, also trying new recipes that require hours of preparation and time spent communally stirring the […]

Not Always a Curse.

There are many thoughts that come to mind when a parent is asked to describe how they feel about their child. The list is an endless variation of love, amazement, frustration, fear and so many more. I wonder if many mothers can add Envy to that list. For that is how I feel on a […]

Endless Summer Salads

I’d never completely understood the utter satisfaction that comes from growing my own food until now. Although, I can’t think of a time where there hasn’t been a garden in my life, its been bred into me you could say, I never really took pleasure in growing veges. My parents have always had the grandest […]

Here to Save the Day!

You can admit it here, to me Dear Reader, that you are stressed about Christmas. Aren’t you. Yes. Well its ok, its alright, Lady Moss is here, Hark the Herald Angels Sing. We have been inundated with rain this November, which delights me! It not only gets Lady Moss into the Christmas spirit but it […]

Could You Be?

Walking home under the street lights I am never lonely. I am ever accompanied by all the memories, new and old of the sandstone around me. The snatches of conversation I hear as I wander past, not knowing if they are from my time or another. Tonight is extra special. One of those cottages I […]

Old Mother Hubbard

when I grow up, I want to be one of those mothers that never suffer from an empty pantry. Instead of shelves heaving with staples, crispers bursting with all manner of colourful meal ingredients, my cupboards are bare. I blame my mother and her impeccable organising skills, which she passed on to me. If it […]