Pink on the hillock: Floral Friday


© irene waters 2015


© irene waters 2015


© 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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9 Responses to Pink on the hillock: Floral Friday

  1. This is such a pretty time of the year

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  2. What a beautiful home, though I hope they’re able to fix the window. I liked how you zoomed in closer and closer.

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    • Thanks. These houses are called Queenslanders as they are built up on stilts, usually higher than this one but this has a hillock. It serves numerous purposes. Flood protection, a shady place to play and live (under the house) and cools the top of the house as the air circulates through and under. I think the window is what is known as a sleep out. A verandah which can be closed off with awning or the like. It too allows for the breezes to go through the building.


  3. M-R says:

    OK, I give in: what is it, that beautiful pink spread ?

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Pretty pink drive-by!

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