Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Habits

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

We have some very definite habits. Once we are both up we walk Bundy our cocker spaniel.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Usually in the morning we walk along Weyba Creek which is across the road from us where Bundy can run around off lead.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Sometimes by Noosa River. We never however miss our morning walk. Rain, hail and shine and we always end the jaunt at Jasper’s Bakery.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

I used to tuck into all the goodies in the cabinets but some habits sadly die as the waistline expands so now I limit myself to a little sour dough roll once a week and it has become habit to look forward to that small treat.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

It remains habit to have our coffee at Jaspers. I now limit myself to one per day and I choose to have it here as the coffee is great and I can still drink in the smell of the baking bread.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Our faithful companion always gets a treat here as well.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

We return home and I have breakfast. It is now habit to have mashed pumpkin/tahini/coconut/sultana/cinnamon porridge. It is just yummy and I really look forward to my new habit. In fact, I’d eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner if I could. Whilst I eat I read a book for my studies. I limit my daytime reading to only stuff to do with my research. At night I allow myself to read for pleasure. The remainder of the day does not belong to habit. It is whatever I have to do and things I want to do. At least once in each day and preferably more often I like to have a good laugh.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Then as habit would have it we walk the dog again. We like Noosa river for this walk as we can see the sunsets.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

Then we all curl up on the lounge and watch Eggheads, Judge Judy and the Chaser.

In response to Cee’s prompt Habits

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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25 Responses to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Habits

  1. lifelessons says:

    Your porridge looks delicious. Is there a recipe??

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  2. Bundy is one lucky spaniel. Love your habits.

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  3. Wow, that is some porridge. 😉 Fun to read others’ routines and rituals. And, as always, great photos.

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  4. noelleg44 says:

    I would love your habits, especially the walks. I’m going to try your pumpkin recipe – sounds delicious and very healthy. I loved the picture where you are laughing – hope you get through your studies and have lots of time to read things you enjoy all the time!

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    • Hope you enjoy the pumpkin porridge. I love it. I’m at a part I’m struggling with and I should just stop blogging at the moment and get on with it. Procrastination happening. Being able to read what I want seems to be stretching further into the distance but definitely by Christmas I will be lounging with books in hand (including yours which I really want to get to).

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      • noelleg44 says:

        Hang in there! I remember the days when I first started teaching and the reading and prep ate up all my time – no TV, no reading, no newspapers – I lived in a cave! But you WILL emerge – if you need to blog less, we will all understand, Irene!

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      • Thanks Noelle. I definitely need to blog less but it is easier to do than the other so it is my way of procrastinating. I don’t get to visit though which I’d like to do but something had to give.

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  5. Cee Neuner says:

    Such a delightful day and habits. 😀

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