Weekly Photo Challenge: Change in progress

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

My husband had a slight mid-life crisis and decided he wanted to return to his youth and get a scooter. He was a “mod” in the early sixties and living in Brighton was in the heart of the clashes between the mods and the rockers which led to a brawl on the beach. The mods were teenagers who dressed in xxx and rode scooters whilst the rockers were older in their 20s and 30s riding bikes and copying Elvis and Teddy boys. Although my husband had changed since that time suddenly he wanted to return there. He hired a scooter and decided after a ride in the country it was too dangerous as it didn’t accelerate out of danger quickly enough. He would have to instead change his mind and get a motorcycle license, buy a bigger bike in order to get the wind in his hair. Suddenly he realised that I would not change my mind and sit on the back with him – he’d be going on all his jaunts alone. Again he changed his mind and bought a convertible. Here you can see the change that occurs when he wishes to get the wind in his hair.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

For the weekly photo challenge change.

© irene waters 2015

© irene waters 2015

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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8 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Change in progress

  1. Norah says:

    Enjoy the jaunts. I’m pleased he changed his mind.

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  2. TanGental says:

    I did the same with the same car! Ha! Male menopause across continents. Mine was black and for about ten years between 40and 50 it was a family fav. Then the dog demanded better transport and I had to grow up.

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    Nice compromise! My daughter and her boyfriend have a motorcycle with a trailer for the dog. She says long trips are hard on her back, so that put a damper on wanting to ride behind my spouse. I’m happy with a truck and the window rolled down.

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