Cee’s Fun Foto: Greens of home and of my date night

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

(3 photos) The green green grass of home, dry at the moment as we desperately need rain. The summer is predicted to be hot and dry and although the grass will brown and dry the colour will return as you watch after a shower of rain.

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Normally blue, the ominous clouds colour the water sea-green.


© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

We were going on a date. My husband was taking me to the theatre to see three one-act plays. He wanted it to be special. I had been busy and we hadn’t spent a lot of time together recently. He researched on the internet to find a good restaurant. He read menus and reviews and eventually picked a great Thai restaurant. “You’d better book if its got great reviews.” I said. He rang and booked. We dressed in our finery. Going to the theatre was an occasion. We headed off. The theatre we were going to was fifty kms from home and the restaurant was tucked away from the main shopping precinct. We set the GPS and eventually arrived. A small set of shops  – a general store and two restaurants. One Indian and one Thai. No-one was in either. “Perhaps we should go Indian.” Roger said. It did at least look a little more atmospheric. The Thai had green laminated tables, no places were set. “At least the Thai had good reviews.” We didn’t have time to find an alternative. We sat feeling as though we were at the local fish and chippery, totally out of place in the velvet pants and flowing top. A few people dressed in singlets and stubbies arrived, picked up take-away and left. We ordered. I said “they must have fallen about laughing when you rang and made a booking.” The food arrived. It was good. The Thai girls laughed when we told them we had found them on the internet. They didn’t know they had a presence there. One play was good. Extremely good. The other two ho hum but combined with the green restaurant I hadn’t laughed so much for such a long time and laughter truly is the best medicine.

This post is in response to Cee’s prompt for the fun foto challenge

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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17 Responses to Cee’s Fun Foto: Greens of home and of my date night

  1. Bernice says:

    Sounds like a fun adventure and evening!


  2. Charli Mills says:

    Our grass is still green, but gold, red and brown is taking over. Your date night sounds like a marvelous adventure!


  3. Sounds just like a date Gene and I would have! He’s always looking for new, recommended restaurants on line – I never know what we’re going to end up eating! Glad it proved to be a good place to eat. What were the one act plays?


    • Aren’t we lucky. It can lead to some funny situations. The food was surprisingly good.
      The plays we saw were Last Tango in Little Grimley, Last Panto in Little Grimley, and The Fat lady sings in Little Grimley. All had potential but the middle one was so funny it put the others in the shade. Perhaps if the middle actors had done the others they too may have been hilarious.

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Thanks for sharing your green date and photos with us. 🙂


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  6. I hope it won’t be too dry for you this summer. 😍💕lovely photos. 😍


  7. Sherri says:

    I love your stories Irene and I love how you find so much humour in life. Despite the let-down of the restaurant you and hubby had a wonderful date night and laughed it all off. In fact, I was only reading this morning a reminder that laughter is indeed the best medicine. I want some right now, haha 😀
    The green/brown grass reminded me of how it would look in California without any rain and I would be convinced that it had died – until it rained the first time in the season and I would be amazed at how instantly it greened up. They are having a terrible drought in CA at the moment, I hope you don’t get the same. Wonderful post my friend 🙂 ❤

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  8. bkpyett says:

    Enjoyable post Irene. The Thai restaurant tables looked most unusual, but glad the food was good.

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