Delighting the Senses

Belaroma. Beautiful smell. How aptly named. Orders were shouted to the barista. Waiters ran between the small groups sitting at the matching wooden tables : taking orders and delivering steaming cups of long blacks and cappuccinos. Adorning the walls frescos so life-like they drew the viewer into their midst, transporting them to the hustle and bustle of the market place in France whilst anticipating the full-bodied taste of the coffee long before it arrived.

Enough dreaming. Back to work. Only two days to go and my last assignment will be handed in. Then I will again be able to allow myself the luxury of a coffee at Little Cove, my favourite coffee shop. The coffee is soooo good. They roast it themselves. My favourite blend is smooth percolator. Full bodied it slides down your throat silkily, without any hint of bitterness; it’s aroma wafting up your nostrils, giving you a double shot of pleasure. That perfect after taste remaining with you long after leaving.

No no! Stop dreaming. An esspresso from the Aldi machine will have to suffice.

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About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

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. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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4 Responses to Delighting the Senses

  1. xbox2121 says:

    Just found another follower that the WordPress gremlins took away 🙂

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  2. Charli Mills says:

    Oh, nice! Now I’m dreaming of your coffee…or going to town to the Monarch.

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