Picnic on the River: Silent Sunday

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© 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. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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10 Responses to Picnic on the River: Silent Sunday

  1. Makes me want to pack up some wine and cheese then head for the water. (In your hemisphere of course.) 🙂

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    Now THAT is how I would like to spend a Sunday – possibly with a glass of wine or a cold beer in my hand!

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    Hard to imagine with the driving snow outside my window! I still remember suffering the heat wave and will refrain from now complaining abut the snow.

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    • We are never happy when it comes to weather. We desperately need rain but we don’t need the cyclone that is set to form Christmas Eve. It probably won’t affect us if it does but for those further north it is a hard time of year to have these catastrophic events.

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  4. I bet Mom told them to go do something worthwhile – and this was it!

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