Descent: Thursday’s Special

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© irene waters 2016

Going Down?

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© irene waters 2016

By whatever means possible

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© irene waters 2016

Descending to the lower levels, cheaper with less class

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painted red may entice

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but sometimes you know you have descended too far.

In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special

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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11 Responses to Descent: Thursday’s Special

  1. Paula says:

    Yes, one should know when to stop. The first photo is particularly intriguing. Thank you, Irene for this entry.

    Liked by 1 person

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  3. Miriam says:

    Fantastic post, but almost gave me vertigo!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Every staircase is a way to go down. It’s also a way to ascend. One time when destination is everything and journey merely a means.

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