I did find a couple of hours to finish off the desert ruins I started back in January.
I found a good packet of Javis scenics "autumn grass" which is just right for parched desert grass.
Buildings have been painted with a thick layer of PVA + filler with a top coat of masonry paint to seal it all in. I've been pleased with how hard-wearing my other buildings using this technique have turned out to be.
It's also been months since I've managed a game of anything in 15mm so I must try and get one in soon!