Wombat: Silent Sunday


© irene waters 2016

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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6 Responses to Wombat: Silent Sunday

  1. A wombat! Looks well fed. How large is it? Wow, a wombat – I am so impressed you took a photo of a wombat – Australia, the land of curious animals.

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    • It is about the size of Muffin only much rounder and lower to the ground. I found a site last night when trying to determine if Australia has more area under snow than Switzerland and found that wombat excreta is square. “Actually cubicle would be a better description. Wombats use their poop to mark their territory and because of the shape it does not easily roll away. Dried wombat poop can be used as a dice.”

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      • Well sure, I can save lots of money on dice by using dried wombat poop. I bet you do that also, right, Irene? Have you shown Muffin what’s possible with a bit of effort? Just think, you could have your very own dice machine. Las Vegas is going to be so jealous.
        Thank you for a very informative reply.

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      • Absolutely.Las Vegas eat your heart out. I’m not of Scottish descent for nothing. When you have finished gaming with it and can no longer afford heating you can burn it to keep you warm. 🙂

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  2. Charli Mills says:

    It kind of looks like a marmot! Cute ears…

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