The big C: 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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11 Responses to The big C: Silent Sunday

  1. Great photo of a Big C. Please get un-silent and explain.

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  2. Miriam says:

    Wow, great shot.

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  3. noelleg44 says:

    Great shot, but why the big C?

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  4. Art that starts draws you into it and starts a conversation with others is always special…It would be interesting to hear the artists thoughts.

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    • I have a painting that used to hang in our dining room and the conversations that evolved from it were fantastic. Amazing the number of different stories that can be told from one piece of art, and whether any of them correspond to the artist’s thoughts we will probably never know. I agree – I love those conversations.


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