Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge: The colours of the fair

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

This was the one I would have liked to play on. The bucking bronco looked like fun.

In response to Cee’s Odd Ball 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. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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37 Responses to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge: The colours of the fair

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Looks like a lot of fun for the kids of all ages. 😀

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  2. Some great photos. Very colourful

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  3. Went to the Orange County (Southern California) Fair last week. Noisy, crowded, smoky from all the BBQ stands, loads of fun, and yes, now that I think about it – riotously colored.

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    • I think the colour gets you spending. I didn’t spend much but I did put my bids in on a silent auction for numerous holidays and bits and pieces. I did it because I was early in the day and was sure other people would come along and outbid me. When I added up what I could potentially have spent it made me feel sick. I spent the rest of the day panicking that I may win the lot. Luckily I didn’t win any.

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  4. Fun pics. Irene. Thanks for the smiles. 🙂

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  5. I like the colors, too, Irene. Kids would love this stuff.

    janet

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  6. Sherri says:

    I agree, that bucking bronco look great fun. And wonderful colours 🙂

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    My grandfather and father both were bull riders. I remember an oil drum slung up with multiple ropes rigged as a makeshift bronc. My cousins and I played on it with no padding beneath! I rode steer in the rodeos but at least the arena dirt was soft clods and cow poop for a gentler, though stinky, landing!

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  9. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have selected this post to be featured on Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.
    http://ceenphotography.com/2015/08/16/cees-odd-ball-photo-challenge-2015-week-33/
    I sure hope you have a fabulous week!

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  10. sunsetdragon says:

    These are great.

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  11. I want to jump right in and have a go at all the fun they look like they are. Oh … but my weary bones say, ‘Nay’. I’ll enjoy the colors which are bright and cheery. My photographs were filled with beach colors, too. Congratulations – fellow winner for this week.
    Isadora

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  13. tgeriatrix says:

    I can see kids all ages jump! Wonderful!

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