Updating a tudor facade
During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress.Art Deco was a pastiche of many different styles, sometimes contradictory, united by a desire to be modern.They'd just bought another for the spring half-term week.He stuck the letter through the Georgian brass letter box for Tracy to pick up and went to check his paintwork.Once again thank you for comment and I hope you enjoy the remaining episodes.""Hi Jay Thanks for your comment. Once again, your comment was very much appreciated. Had a professional feel to it all round, especially the editing - although I suspect there is a stray Tracy in there near the beginning that shouldn't be? I did feel a tad uncomfortable at times because the humour is not unlike for instance, The Royle Family (which I can't watch) or Early Doors (very funny and loved to bits). Thought I had transformed her completely into Karen but managed to miss a couple. actually editing one of my novels) so did it myself.I wrote this story originally for a waterways magazine. I'm like most authors I suspect, praise is worth a thousand sales! You walked the line pretty well though and I look forward to part 2 - many thanks for something pretty different for SBS - ATB - Adam""Hi Adam, thanks for your comments. My usual in-house editor was very busy at the time (cooking? All those people who say you should never edit yourself are spot on.From its outset, Art Deco was influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism; the bright colors of Fauvism and of the Ballets Russes; the updated craftsmanship of the furniture of the eras of Louis Philippe and Louis XVI; and the exotic styles of China and Japan, India, Persia, ancient Egypt and Maya art.It featured rare and expensive materials, such as ebony and ivory, and exquisite craftsmanship.
The pantechnicon sized vehicle was Nev's pride and joy.
No tax on the capital gain from the sale of your principal place of residence. The waste on some of the sites he'd worked on as a sub-contract brick layer would break your heart. Tracy's salon was going from strength to strength, especially since she had added the spray-on tanning studio and aromatherapy relaxation room. Perhaps they could soon get a hot tub round the back. The postman was pushing his bike up the block paved drive between Tracy's tasteful pink BMW drop-head and Nev's metallic black Double Cab Marauder SUV.
Quite why Tracy's customers paid money for lying around in something which smelt like a Turkish brothel after they'd been sprayed orange baffled Nev. It was NOT a pick-up, even though that is how it appeared on the tax return.
The pair of nondescript cottages had been transformed by the genuine reconstituted Cotswold stone cottage style facade. William and Mary Vert, it was called in the colour card.
The Tudor beams in the gable and the Grecian columns supporting the porch added further subtle embellishment. Reminded Nev of mushy peas, still, heritage was what it was all about these days. Him and Tracy and the kids putting up with all the mess while he turned them into desirable executive residences.