Early in the morning I drive to Renske, where I hand over the car keys to Michael. This way he can also easily move around this weekend. Then I drive from De Bilt to Temse together with Renske.
The Masterclass will start at 9:00 pm, hence the early departure. On this weekday, we have to take account of traffic jams, particularly on the Ring Antwerpen.
Everything goes smoothly and arrive on time at the training room Joc. De Nartist in Temse.
After the first meeting with Tracey we start Masterclass “Filigree Orb”.
And oh, how I love it. Not just free designs, but all nicely thought out and, according to a schematic job description. That's really my thing. Tracey explains to us all the ins & outs of the Orb providing, where necessary, her expert help.
At lunchtime, there are delicious sandwiches. We eat quickly and continue, if we follow the tight schedule, we are able to have everything in greenware at the end of the first day.
In the evening we go with some of the ladies dine out at “De Brabander” in Temse (Tielrode). Before that we first stop by the B&B to check in in advance. Again, Renske and I share a room. Tracey has the other room to herselves. As always it is nice and clean, warm and comfortable.
Dinner is cozy and the food tastes great. Despite all the fun we don’t make it too late, tomorrow there’s another busy day on the program.
After a good night's sleep, we find a delicious and varied breakfast ready for us the next morning, which we really enjoy. Then on to the training room to participate energetically in the 2nd and last day of this Masterclass. Everyone works with full dedication to the Orb and the results are stunning.
With a satisfied feeling we end the day with a dinner at the address of the parents of Inge Verbruggen. Her mother made lasagna, how sweet and nice is that ?!
After two of these exciting days we plop extinguished in our beds. Tomorrow starts a new two-day Masterclass, to which we enthusiastically look forward to. The coming days Shirley Wouters and Frank Hupse will participate as well. It promises to be a lively, busy and sometimes comical interaction. After all, “The Gang” then is complete again!