The Moss Scuttle in Winter

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EL Alamein
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The Moss Scuttle in Winter

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In the morning when the first bell rings and it is Winter it can be a challenge to get out from under the warm comforter to step into the cold room.

The past few mornings have been very cold and now snow blankets the ground. It's still somewhat dark when that first bell goes off but I make my way to the bathroom. Then in the low light of morning when one enters and flicks the switch it's a welcome sight to see the Moss scuttle on the basin. Just waiting like a trusted family servant, like a valet to the King, ready to be filled with hot water to serve you up lather that's warm and pleasing.

And for some reason, it seems the lather from this scuttle is slicker than from other vessels. Maybe it's my imagination but I'll take it.

I've been enjoying the lather immensely from this old friend of mine, especially in Winter. It really delivers the goods to keep me cozy, warm, and give me an excellent shave. Really makes a great way to start the day.

Chris
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I'm very happy to hear it. Warm lather is a luxurious addition to any shave.

Chris
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I wouldn’t be without my Moss Scuttle any time of year. Unfortunately it’s too heavy and bulky to take along when I travel overseas. My son gave me my first Moss Scuttle for my 65th birthday, eleven years ago; unfortunately, I dropped it just before Covid, but replaced it right away.
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It took far too long for me to acquire the legendary Moss Scuttle, but I corrected that mistake this past Christmas. Dr. Moss, what’s your preference with regards to size: small, large, or Texas?

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I have several, but I prefer the small size for a close fit around the brush.

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Re: The Moss Scuttle in Winter

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EL Alamein wrote: Tue Jan 16, 2024 5:29 pm In the morning when the first bell rings and it is Winter it can be a challenge to get out from under the warm comforter to step into the cold room.

The past few mornings have been very cold and now snow blankets the ground. It's still somewhat dark when that first bell goes off but I make my way to the bathroom. Then in the low light of morning when one enters and flicks the switch it's a welcome sight to see the Moss scuttle on the basin. Just waiting like a trusted family servant, like a valet to the King, ready to be filled with hot water to serve you up lather that's warm and pleasing.

And for some reason, it seems the lather from this scuttle is slicker than from other vessels. Maybe it's my imagination but I'll take it.

I've been enjoying the lather immensely from this old friend of mine, especially in Winter. It really delivers the goods to keep me cozy, warm, and give me an excellent shave. Really makes a great way to start the day.

Chris
Your description of your morning routine with the Moss scuttle sounds delightful and comforting, especially during the cold winter months. It's fascinating how certain rituals and objects can bring a sense of warmth and familiarity to our daily lives, even in the early hours of the morning.
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