the Terrace

It is rare in the U.S. or in Germany for houses or areas to have names. That is not to say that we don’t have housing areas or subdivisions, but these contain street names. The houses then are identified by the street name and house number.

But I am going to be living in the U.K. On a British Military Installation. In a house that is around 200 years old or so. And it is located in an area called the Terrace. As a result, I will be living at 11 the Terrace.

I am giving up (for the next three years) a two line mailing address the first of which is the street address and the second being the post code and city (in that order) for an address that starts with the house location, goes from there to the military installation before zooming on to the city and [Council? County?].

Anyway – yesterday I showed you the house. It took most of last evening for things to warm back up, what with the doors and windows open.

I went over to where I am going to be working and had a chance to meet a few of the people. Haven’t found any fiber people yet, but discovered several with whom I have worked projects in the past.

Suggestion – don’t go to Tesco at 1700 on a Friday. That is not just stupid, it is nuts. The parking lot full, people bashing into each other and snarling like dogs. For just a few days before one of their major holidays – these folks just did not seem like happy campers.

And I will not speak at all about the prices.

The kids seemed to like hanging out in the living room [parlour].
hanging out
The room didn’t come equipped with the laptops or the teens, I had to supply both of them. But it did come with a nice, fake, electric fireplace.

It makes up for the wallpaper peeling (glue stick should do just fine) and the boring colour carpet.


I finished up my son’s Guy Socks.
Guy SocksGuy Socks

Audio Books

Another Harry Bosch detective story – Michael Connelly is the author. One of the things that I really appreciate about this series is that it runs in real time. Harry gets older, he goes through life. And when something happens to him at a particular time, it matches the world around him.
Many other series are not not really set in a definitive time, even if you can pinpoint the sequence.


Because of falling brickwork – the front of AMDs HQ is just for show – one enters through the back.
old, simple arch in the brickwork

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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