Balls at the Beach: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016


© irene waters 2016

For 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. 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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22 Responses to Balls at the Beach: Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge

  1. So cool. What is that? 🍊🍐🍎🍏

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    • Apologies for leaving you in the land of unknowing (although Norah filled you in I know). They are Pandanus fruits. They are eaten in places like the Marshall Islands where the locals break out all the segments known as keys and suck on them for the (sickly) sweet juice. They are ripe when the keys turn orange, although there is always a little green at the top. You need something to hold. When we (not me) use them we usually make a lassi out of them but to squeeze the juice out of all those keys (6 per segment) I imagine would be a pain and as I don’t like sweet I’d never do it.

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    What are those flower-like things???

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    They are very cool. Thanks for playing along Irene. 😀

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  4. Norah says:

    Those pandanus fruit are pretty amazing, aren’t they? Just don’t stand under them when they are about to fall! 🙂

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  5. I like the way you pulled back from the succulent at each photo, letting us see the details first and then the whole plant. What were those colored danglers? Pretty.

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    • Thanks Sharon. It gives you several different perspectives of beauty which I enjoy. The coloured danglers were councils addition to the tree for Christmas decoration. Last year they put up the fairy lights which stayed all year. I wonder if these will be this years street decoration.


  6. prior2001 says:

    Great balls! Love the colored ones at end and also read the comment that those are fruit!?? Very cool

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  7. Charli Mills says:

    I used to love to play tetherball! Haven’t seen one of those in years!

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  8. offshoots12 says:

    odd looking fruit!

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