Partnerships: Weekly Photo Challenge


© irene waters 2016



© irene waters 2016

are based on trust, whether on the ground

83.putting up the gable

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or high in the sky.


© irene waters 2016

Partnerships are based on friendship (in this case spanning 75 years) and love between mother and daughter


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Partnerships are mutual, a desire to be in sync with each other.

HRH and Amelia

original held by family copy in Bopple museum

Edward, Prince of Wales chose to have a partnership with his cane whilst my Great Grandmother, minus a leg, had no choice to have a partnership with her crutches.


© irene waters 2016

A partnership will be patient


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react to a hand signal


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working together in harmony.


© irene waters 2016

There is, however, no greater partnership than a man with his ride-on mower.


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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9 Responses to Partnerships: Weekly Photo Challenge

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  2. macmsue says:

    Love the last caption.

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  3. Maggie C says:

    I was going to train my dog in agility, but instead he trained me in napping.

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  4. Loved these photos, but the one of your great-grandmother with the Prince of Wales – that is history. Would love to know more about it. And that is some ride on mower -looks like there’s room for the whole village.

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    • I will one day do a post on my Great grandma. There is a story to that mower too that one day I will do a post on. Sadly the cutting deck was so large that it had wheels at either end to keep it on track but it meant as our land had been ridged for an orchard that the ridges were cut and the gullies between grew wild. We had to resort to a smaller mower.


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