Grand

Off on a Grand weekend © irenewaters 2013

Off on a Grand weekend
© irenewaters 2013

The car is loaded – luggage for four adults, 2 children and 2 dogs. Plus car seat, wheelchair and wheely walker.

Dogs in their baskets ©irene waters 2013

Dogs in their baskets
©irene waters 2013

The dogs take the back seat with me. 1 adult and 2 children going by train.

Our grand hotel ©irene waters 2013

Our grand hotel
©irene waters 2013

The Grand Dame waves from the grand balcony © irene waters

The Grand Dame waves from the grand balcony
© irene waters

The grand view from the grand room © irene waters 2013

The grand view from the grand room
© irene waters 2013

The grand staircase ©irene waters 2013

The grand staircase
©irene waters 2013

The adult by train takes the two dogs for a wander © irene waters 2013

The adult by train takes the two dogs for a wander
© irene waters 2013

dogs are catered for with room service © irene waters 2013dogs are catered for with room service
© irene waters 2013

Never having been in such grand surroundings prior to this, I soaked it all in. That combined with the grand views made this a truly grand weekend.

the outdoor spa and water exercise course ©irene waters2013

the outdoor spa and water exercise course
©irene waters2013

the indoor pool ©irene waters 2013

the indoor pool
©irene waters 2013

the restaurant's veggie garden. nothing but fresh ©irene waters 2013

the restaurant’s veggie garden. nothing but fresh
©irene waters 2013

the children's pool and play room © irenewaters 2013

the children’s pool and play room
© irenewaters 2013

the infinity edge outdoor pool ©irene waters 2013

the infinity edge outdoor pool
©irene waters 2013

one of the lounges © irene waters2013

one of the lounges
© irene waters2013

the terrace ©irene waters 2013

the terrace
©irene waters 2013

from the terrace © irene waters 2013

from the terrace
© irene waters 2013

A truly grand hotel ©irene waters2013

A truly grand hotel
©irene waters2013

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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18 Responses to Grand

  1. Sun says:

    the indoor pool looks grand and so inviting. i enjoyed your collection.

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  4. fictionfitz says:

    We particularly liked the menu including pets.

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  5. Chris Donner says:

    This definitely qualifies as grand. Our two pugs would have been in heaven, although my pocketbook might not have been. And I learned something new. I had to look up the meaning on pulses. We don’t use that term in America, especially on a menu. Other than that throbbing beat you can feel on your wrist, I had no frame of reference for the word. It looks like you had a fabulous trip.

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  10. mithriluna says:

    Quite a place! Loved your pictures. Where is this?

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