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  • Off to Brussels this weekend!

    As a good number of forum members already know, I've been invited by our forum friend Freike to hop over from Italy to Belgium during the Easter weekend and spend a few days with her. I'm really looking forward to the opportunity of meeting up with Eric, her professional cabinetmaker better half, her two 'Brussel sprouts' Naomi and Nikita, and of course the lovely lady herself.

    This past weekend I was sorting out my travel clothes and seeing as we've been hitting temperatures in the low 80's F here in northern I Italy I was looking forward to some nice spring weather in Belgium. Unfortunately my hopes of that seem to have been dashed. The 7 day forecast for Brussels is predicting weekend temperatures of around 25F at night to a maximum 45F during the day, with a good possibility of rain.

    Despite this I know that I will be getting a warm welcome and no amount of rain will dampen our get together. So Frieke, I'll be there soon.

    Just in case you have trouble spotting me at the airport here's a photo of what I'll look like



    Btw - in case anyone thinks I'm the joker here this is the image that Frieke sent me over the weekend of her and Eric so that I could spot them.

    I can see this weekend is going to be a barrel of fun!

    Jim in Mexico

    Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
    - Albert Einstein

  • #2
    I was wondering when you were going to make that trip.
    I am sure you will post some pictures and give Frieke a hug for all of us!
    Rolf
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    Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
    And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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    • #3
      Looking forward to another account of your adventures! Have a blast! But be nice.
      Carole

      Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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      • #4
        I get it, just look for the shivering Neanderthal. Remember to keep focused and have a good time.
        Roger

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        • #5
          Have a great time visiting and don't forget NPDH.
          Gloria ............... Two memorable things to say in life, "Hello" for the first time, and "Good-bye" for the last.

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          • #6
            Ciao, Amico! Travel safely, don't get her kids in trouble and have a good time. Give Frieke my best wishes.

            Jan

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            • #7
              Hey Jim,
              We are really looking forward to your visit...Your room is ready...4 more nights...
              sorry I can't offer you great spring days with nice temps like we had today...but who'll care? We gonna have great fun and WD....you'll get loads of pictures...
              OMG why isn't it friday yet?!!!!!
              Frieke
              www.friewoodart.webs.com

              Visit Frieke's gallery

              Don't let the pain of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.

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              • #8
                Hey Frieke - you've got me so embarrassed by your excitement and the prospects of meeting the family and you and getting to use your workshop that I had a rush of blood to the head tonight, put the table back on my Yellah and have been cutting my first scroll saw project in months to find out if I can still follow a line!

                Tonight I drew up and am cutting a pattern idea which has been bugging me for a while which I hope you will help me decorate. I'm not saying exactly what it is at the moment except that its a flighty project which will hopefully balance my scrolling with your woodburning skills.

                So start guessing what I have in store for you. I hope later that we can post it on the forum as a joint collaboration project!

                Cya soon!

                PS - Should I bring bananas for a mid morning brunch at the airport?
                Last edited by jim_mex; 04-02-2012, 02:47 PM.
                Jim in Mexico

                Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
                - Albert Einstein

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                • #9
                  OK Now I'll sleep better!!!! lol
                  I think it's a great idea to work on something together...
                  I don't clean my shop...will do it after...

                  And a banana morning brunch will be great...
                  Frieke
                  www.friewoodart.webs.com

                  Visit Frieke's gallery

                  Don't let the pain of your past and the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present.

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                  • #10
                    Let's see if I can keep this straight:

                    A Brit from Mexico, currently AWOL in Italy is getting bananas shipped in from Costa Rica to take to Belgium?

                    Small world. (Think this internet thing will ever catch on?)

                    Sounds like you two are just going to have a wonderful time, but the first stop is likely to be at the mega store to get some winter clothes!
                    Jim
                    When looking at the clock at work--the correct time is:
                    Too early to leave, too late to call in.

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                    • #11
                      This is time we all would love to be flies on the wall so we could see and join in all the fun your guys will have. Jim, if you ever get over this way, we have a futon you are welcome to share with a couple of our dogs....
                      Hawaiilad
                      Larry

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                      • #12
                        I'm so jealous....
                        Be sure to give an extra hug from all of us here in cyberspace...
                        I can't wait to see what project you guys will be working on together....

                        ...and of course...pictures, pictures, pictures...
                        Jim

                        The limits of the imagination are imaginary.
                        No task is too tedious for Art.
                        Rock and Scroll

                        My Gallery

                        My Website
                        Featherwood Woodcrafts

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                        • #13
                          Jim C.--you've got to get a woodworking thing going in RI, so we can all come to visit you.
                          No fun being left out of the party!

                          Can't wait to see what Frieke and Jim cook up in Belgium.
                          Carole

                          Follow me on my blog: www.scrollsawbowls.blogspot.com

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                          • #14
                            Hey Jim, why don't you wear a web cam and Skype so we all could join you two in the fun.
                            Just kidding enjoy you get together with Frieke.
                            Eric

                            Liberty Twp (Cincinnati), OH

                            If today were perfect, there would be no need for tomorrow!

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                            • #15
                              I hope Frieke has a pair of mittens to keep you out of mischief Jim. Those panel saws in Erics workshop are way out of your league mate - Lol
                              Mick
                              I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill

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