Anna is coming to Belgium this month for several master classes, most of which I have already followed. So I opted for a new challenge and signed up for the Fantasy Eye.
This fun weekend starts for me already on Friday. So I took a day off from my job at the bailiff's office. Renske and Shirley are going too. Furthermore, I also meet Mieke, Arnolda and a number of other well-known colleagues from Belgium and England.
Shirley left last night and has already spent a night in Temse. Renske and I drive together from Harderwijk. As I write this, I realize that some readers probably notice that this is a different order of carpooling than before. Right! Renske moved last year and exchanged De Bilt for the high north of the Netherlands. On her route to Belgium she passes Harderwijk. By then, she has already been driving for more than 1 hour. Together we drive to Temse and I take the honors as a driver. Our little Daewoo is currently slightly spicier than the steel steed of Renske. Her car therefore celebrates a long weekend in our city.
We leave at 7 am and are waved off by Michael and Nevada. Both also got up early and not only to say goodbye, but also to congratulate Renske. Today she is 49 years old, Hiep, Hiep, Hurray!
- Shirley de Jong from "Aware Jewels" in Nieuw-Vennep
- Renske Dussel from "Renske Art" in Terkaple
- Mieke Kuiper from "De Zilverloods" in Radio Kootwijk
- Arnolda de Nooij - van Dalen from "Silverclay Art" in Leiden
- Karin De Pauw from "De Zilverdoos" in Reet
- Katty Van Der Elst from "Zandstorm BVBA" in Erps-Kwerps
- Gudrun Haedens from "Atelier Gudi" in Avelgem
- Yvette Caljé from "Zilverpracht" in Goirle
- Jessie Pauwaert from Lochristi
- Izabela Biedrzycka from Antwerp
- Jennifer Anthony from England
- And of course Inge and Anna
Meet, greet, coffee, tea, introduce and explain the work schedule for the next 3 days. Soon, the first hour flew by and we started with Metal Clay. Every afternoon we have lunch with delicious sandwiches. For dinner we reserve a table on Friday evening at "Casa del Torero", a Spanish tapas restaurant. A few years ago we ate there once and that has left a positive impression. Shirley, Renske and Arnolda are coming along. Well, that impression the Spaniard knows for me to turn to a negative experience for me. Also the other ladies aren’t very enthusiastic, so we decided to eat dessert elsewhere. Arnolda isn’t going along and goes to her accommodation for the night. The remaining trio treat themselves to a delicious ice cream dessert at brasserie-restaurant “De Hoogpoort”. Another glass of hot tea and then on to our trusted B&B, "De Brug" in the Nijsstraat.
On to "Joc. The Nartist "with the aim to finish the pendant. Hahahaha, despite all good intentions, I'm not going to make it this time. As known and familiar, I make it a home study again.
We leave home early and are already in Harderwijk at 5.30 pm. Renske takes her bags over in her car and drives on to Terkaple.
Thank you all for the pleasant days.
Inge, for the organization - Anna, for sharing your skills - Jan, for the well-kept room and the breakfasts - Shirley, for following my snail pace during the master class - and last but certainly not least: Renske, for sharing the car, room, breakfast, masterclass and the conversations.
For some of you: Until March 2019!