The Lighthouse Award

The description of this award if A Blog that brings Light to a Dark World. What an honour that Maria Matthews from DecidinglyBob found at thought my blog worthy of a nomination. If you haven’t met Bob and Maria yet they are worth a visit.


The accompanying rules and guidelines for this award are:

  1. Display the Award certificate on your blog.
  2. Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you.
  3. Inform your nominees of their award nominations
  4. Share three ways that you like to help other people.
  5. There is no limit to the number of people that you can nominate.
  6.  HAVE FUN!!!

Three ways we like to help others people

The ways that I have chosen to help other people include

1. Volunteering with the Red Cross Disaster Services.

©irene waters 2014

©irene waters 2014

2. fund-raising for many charities including Westpac Rescue Helicopter.


3. On committees of voluntary organisations such as U3A and Toastmasters.

Most importantly I work towards taking action on climate, world peace and human rights with particular reference to refugees. I try to treat people with respect and afford them dignity irregardless of race or creed.

© irene waters

© irene waters

© irene waters 2014 planting for peace

© irene waters 2014
planting for peace

The Bloggers that I am nominating all light up the world with their blogs.

They are:


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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16 Responses to The Lighthouse Award

  1. Sherri says:

    Many congratulations on a beautiful award Irene, you deserve it.


  2. Thank-you Irene,
    It’s so nice to be thought of in this regard.
    You have volunteered for some truly wonderful organizations.


  3. Irene, I am honored to be one of your nominees. Your work does light up others in your personal community, the greater community, and the cyberspace community. Congratulations to you.


  4. Ese' s Voice says:

    Cogratulations – so much deserved award, Irene!
    And what a surprise – thank you or the nomination, I am flattered.


  5. markbialczak says:

    It is a beautiful award to receive, Irene, and I am proud to be nominated by somebody who spreads as much light on the world as you do. Thank you!


  6. Irene I love receiving awards from my readers it touches my heart so deeply with all the blogs out in our world I have touched another humans heart, soul and hopefully mind. Thank you so much this is a really special award. I am grateful. GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged! Melody


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  8. Cee Neuner says:

    HI Irene, I know it’s a little late to say thanks for granting me this award. I’ve been keeping it aside for so I can say thank you…..and participate in the fun.


    • No problems Cee. You have such a great site and do such a wonderful job not only running all the challenges but also visiting and commenting on everyone’s postings. I don’t know where you find the time. I am struggling to keep up with everyone at the moment as I have a lot going on at the moment outside of my blogging world. Congratulations. You more than deserve it.


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