Riverside Cottage Catches A Chill

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Riverside cottage will get a mesh style makeover in the New Year. As one of the first houses I ever built it is due some TLC. It is still my best selling cottage, despite being 100% legacy prims and a over 200 LI. It just goes to show that despite all advances in modelling in SL people still look for the same things in their SL houses as they do in RL and that’s a cosy, well built place to call home.

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When I do eventually get around to modernising Riverside Cottage it will still retain the same look and feel just better and with a lower land impact. It will also have a mesh winter pack created for it which will include a fluffy mesh snow roof. See my previous post for more info.

In the meantime, I’ve created a snowy pack of frosted tiles, snow texture, a mesh snow mound and snow maker so that you can easily covert your existing cottage into a winter idyll.

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You can pick it up by buying the gift box next to the Riverside vendor for just 99L. After you’ve finished adding your winter touches, stoke up the fire, dim the lights and snuggle up to your favourite person with a hot toddy!

What’s a hot toddy? 

A seasonal, spirit based long drink. It is traditionally made to be drunk warm and infused with lemon, spices and honey. It was no doubt originally created to fight of those winter chills. There are many different variations and you can use whichever spirit you prefer. My preference is to use Appleton’s Reserve rum and to use limes instead of lemons but you can use Brandy, Whiskey, White Rum…anything you like as long as it is a spirit. Here’s a recipe for you:


Original recipe makes 1 serving

1 teaspoon honey
2 fluid ounces boiling water
1 1/2 fluid ounces whiskey
3 whole cloves
1 cinnamon stick
1 slice lemon
1 pinch ground nutmeg

Pour the honey, boiling water, and whiskey into a mug. Spice it with the cloves and cinnamon, and put in the slice of lemon. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes so the flavors can mingle, then sprinkle with a pinch of freshly ground nutmeg before serving.

Yum…..Have fun!

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