Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts Day 4

Time 1245. Place: Cafe on Gympie Terrace.

No time for writing today. I’ve probably got 4 minutes while Mum is in the bathroom. At least I got lunch today. That’s the good thing about taking Mum to lunch on Fridays I always have a nice lunch. Today I had bircher muesli topped with fruit salad. I think they must have used our old trick putting a teaspoon of sugar in a cup of lemon juice and pouring some of it over the salad. It brings out the flavour in everything. I could go to heaven and back just thinking about the muesli, yoghurt and fruit I’ve just eaten.The waiter is nice too. I don’t think we fit their mould of expensive eaters and drinkers but they haven’t treated us badly for it either. I like the way the waiters nose is large at the tip and turned up – unusual but it gives him a real sense of character. This afternoon I think I’ll get Mum to read my manuscript out loud to me and I can follow on the computer. You pick up so much more when it is read out loud. This will definitely be the final edit and after completing 5 already, there shouldn’t be too many changes.

Oh here she comes.


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2.Lunch Post #4: A Moral Dilemma | Rescued Insanity

3.Lunchtime Poems on Cold Days | The Silver Leaf Journal

4.uhm…could I have 205 more slices of that pie? | the REmissionary

5.Day 3: My lazy day off. | Abstractions of Life

6.Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts – Thursday | Musings

7.Best Steak Ever -A Story Of Perfection Spellbound ! | Shadows Of The Divine

8.Lunchtime thoughts | bethanyah

9.Lunch Post/Day 3 | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am

10.Fast Food | Overcoming Bloglessness

11.Did I do the right thing? | The Novice Gardener

12.Lunch at the Ranch – Basecamp | Running Brook Reflections

13.Lunch Post Challenge: Rattled & Hummed | CurlyQ

14.Weekly challenge day 4: Thinks… | helen meikle’s scribblefest

15.Taking my writing into a different direction | Words to the Wise or otherwise just words

16.Not Quite Lunch Poems 3 & 4 | Lightning Bug


18.The Cupcake Table | Cat Over Clock

19.Lunch Post 3 part 2 and Lunch Post 4 | standinginthestorm

20.Weekly Writing Challenge | Thoughts of an INFP

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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9 Responses to Weekly Writing Challenge: Lunch Posts Day 4

  1. M. R. says:

    Love it, Irene. And I agree entirely about the vocalising: over the past six months or so I haven’t picked up a book, because I’m listening to them all on my teeny Sandisk .mp3 player.


  2. Lovely story. Lunch sounds wonderful. Best wishes for your manuscript.


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