Happiness is a child’s joy

at simple pleasures and birthdays


Happiness is that feeling

when sharing with good friends

special times


catching up after

an absence that’s too long


or just togetherness with family and friends


perhaps a convivial lunch in the sun,

among the vines and

a glass or two of a good Hungarian red


perhaps an achievement

the finishing of both manuscript and course

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but sometimes all that is needed

is what mother nature gives

a good sunset


or a fantastic view


Happiness at it’s best.

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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7 Responses to Happy

  1. sue marquis bishop says:

    Fun photo story. Happy also is having someone special to share Christmas with. And to plan new adventures with in 2014. Happy holidays.. Sue


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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    Such a wonderful journey of happiness. Thanks for sharing it with us. See you next week!!


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