A dowdier cottage, I used some watercolour paints, which were very diluted, to age the paintwork on the cottage and gravel. If it was too dark I just went over with a brush and water.
Now it is starting to look like the business. The roof tiles were also given another wash of paint, and the chimney was also distressed.
This pic gives an idea of where everything will go. The tree base had been grassed over, and you can now see that the cottage now looks more 'aged', the wonky roof also helps with the effect. Still much to do, a little path, more stuff in the garden bit, would like a fence, just bits of it really. There will be more shrubbery round the rocky bit, to make it blend in, same with the tree. I'm glad I started over on this, it is looking much better.
It wasn't a good day mood or pain wise. Woke up feeling really stiff, even though I was nice and warm last night. Harvey also appreciated the duvet, he stayed cuddled up next to me. The weather was a bit deceptive, it was lovely and sunny but a bit on the chilly side. I've still NOT put the heating on, or resorted to much warmer clothing. Well the black jeans have made an appearance, and the linen trousers are safely stored away till next summer. Had the rest of the stew tonight, even tastier the second time round.
The Shepherds Hut may be here tomorrow, Petite Properties have been busy this week, which is always good to hear. So my order took a little longer, but they did apologise. Those touches, an apology, make all the difference, a pity the larger companies don't adopt the same policies, and our government! Yesterday I had a letter from the DWP saying it was adjusting my ESA cos my occupational pension had increased slightly. This happens every year, I've kept the DWP fully informed of all changes, so imagine my surprise when they said they wouldn't be pursuing me for an overpayment! Cheek, it wouldn't have been my fault, they were informed of the rise at the time, so their fault for not implementing the change, thus I do NOT have to reimburse them. Oh were are talking of 40p per week... go figure. It cost more to send me the letter. But it was the nasty and accusatory tone of the letter that was most upsetting, they automatically blame the client.
I let Harvey's girlfriend come in this morning, she wolfed down his breakfast, well he had decided he didn't like it, so imagine his horror when he found her eating his meal! That taught him a lesson, since then he's eaten all his meals.
Right off to do my diary... fingers crossed the hut arrives tomorrow!