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I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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“Put his bunny rug on the grass Mum. Lucky Ocean and Tim Winton will entertain me whilst Oscar plays on the grass.”
Patricia got the baby, her book and her music. Returning, she plopped Oscar onto the rug laid on the lush green grass. She reclined. She was enjoying Dirt Music both the book and the music. Music for playing on the verandah without any electricity. She loved the amazing sounds, classical, bluegrass.
Oscar touched the grass and screamed. The grass frightened him. Being a desert baby he only knew dirt. He too liked dirt. Patricia’s discarded her book.
In response to Charli’s prompt:
June 24, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about dirt. You can go with the idea of digging into the dirt as an analogy, or you can be realistic. Maybe a character has “the dirt” on someone or another has “dirty laundry” to hide. Dirt can be rich soil or barren. Get dirty, but not shockingly dirty!
And the photo? I dug in the garden today, weeding and mounding potato hills, thinning red onions, evidently for the benefit of my largest garden pest, Bobo, who slept soundly upon the warm dirt.
Respond by June 30, 2015 to be included in the weekly compilation.Rules are here. All writers are welcome!
I look at this bridge every day sometimes twice a day as it is on my normal dog walk route. Sometimes I photograph it for the sky.
or for the tranquility
or the reflections
or just because it is there.
Sometimes it is windy making the water choppy.
I photograph it from a distance
on top looking down
and sometimes I photograph me.
Other times I video our life on the river.
In response to the Weekly photo challenge I don’t know that the bridge is my muse but I certainly photograph it time and again.
After a fairly miserable gray day a nice sunset. I had to post more (4) today as I simply couldn’t pick which one should be it..
The red leaves shine so bright.
The wings of flying birds are scorched
Early humans used this site at Les Baux en Provence with traces of man being found as far back as 6000 BC. It was known to be used as a fort by the Celts in 2nd century BC but during the middle ages it really came into its own. Sitting on its hilltop it was perfect position for the Lords to protect/control the 79 villages that were in the vicinity. In the grounds of the Chateau are placed reproductions of some of the archaic weaponry that was used.
The Counter-weight trebouchet is the largest catapult in Europe and is still in good working order. Every April to September demonstration of its use in addition to some other weaponry is carried out. This weapon appeared around 12th century AD and was found in both Muslim and Christian lands. It could throw a 160 kg projectile a considerable distance. There were none surviving after the 16th century and an engineer reproduced these from plans dating from 1324.
Built in the 10th century, the Chateau des Baux was a fortified castle which was largely demolished on the orders of Louis XIII. Clambering over the remains gave an idea of what it would have been like.
And the view showed why it was such a perfect place for a fort.
One of the villages the Lords protected.
In the village of Les Baux where once there were 4,000 plus residents it has whittled to a mere 22. A delightful village to wander.
In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special. Here you can see other entries.