Skywatch Friday : Noosa July 18th 2014, 4.49 pm.


© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Towards the end of a perfect blue but too windy day.


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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2 Responses to Skywatch Friday : Noosa July 18th 2014, 4.49 pm.

  1. Irene, you said it was cold there. What is cold? How cold can it be with palm trees and that gorgeous sky?


    • Cold is a day temperature of about 23 degrees centigrade and at night it might go down to a chilly 9 degrees. We had our coldest night in over a century where our temperatures plummeted to an almost freezing 4 degrees. It was the wind yesterday giving it a wind chill factor and I hadn’t dressed appropriately. brrrrrrrr


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