Numbers: Weekly Photo Challenge


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It’s time to show some numbers


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so I figured

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if I could not calculate my figures correctly and read the blood pressure numbers lives would be put at risk

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which is of course why numbers are limited when it comes speed.


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Not all numbers are crucial, some are fun such as 60th birthday parties – we’re still actually young.

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Street numbers are not all that they seem. Our 75 rather than denoting that there are at least that number of houses in the street conveys to an ambulance that we are .75 of a kilometre up the road.


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And nice to know that the numbers show I am almost the only one.

In response to Weekly photo 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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  3. Norah says:

    We’re definitely surrounded by numbers in the everyday. Lovely to see the younger you in your nurse’s uniform.

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  5. Dahlia says:

    Again an entertaining and unique take on the prompt – loved it 🙂

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  6. Isn’t it peculiar how much of our lives are determined by numbers, from the moment we’re born?
    Here in the US, we get identified by number the moment we’re born – APGAR number, height, length, weight, numbers of fingers and toes and noses, and now even our Social Security number. We count our teeth, our income, savings, and expenses, our years in school, and as we age, the number of hairs on our heads.
    I love your take on numbers, Irene, – way beyond the ordinary and expected. My favorite is the number of lines of speech in your masters thesis. I wouldn’t have thought of keeping track of that information.
    I’m looking at the numbers of my own clock – nearly 2 am in California – time for me to go to bed!

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    • You are a number 1 super sleuth Sharon. I thought I had removed all hint of what I was counting but you twigged, probably without even thinking. YOu made me laugh with the counting of hairs on our head. I haven’t yet reached the point where I am doing that but I know my husband feels every loss of hair acutely. You are right – we are defined by numbers. Perhaps Plato was right in believing numbers were the only true form along with ethics.
      You also need more sleep. 2am and you were up again only a few hours later (if you went to bed at all. The number of hours sleep is important. 🙂

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  7. Love those old nursing photos of you! ❤

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