Unpleasant Textures: Tuesdays of Texture


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So often we only see the nice things in life, hiding away that which is yuk. Yes totally yuk. Imagine how I felt returning home to find that Roger had emptied our fridge of food, putting it into the new refrigerator he had bought.


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That in itself was fine. I was glad I didn’t have to do it. Unfortunately I was away for several days when he did this good deed and didn’t get around to opening it for another couple of weeks when I decided that I needed to take photographs in order to sell the old fridge. Imagine my horror when I opened it to see this. I cringed. I wanted to slam it shut and leave it for Roger to clean. How could we be such grubs that we had this much mould…..


© irene waters 2017

Instead I took photos to show him what had happened when he hadn’t cleaned the interior when he removed the food and the effect of shutting it in temperatures that were hot, and I mean HOT.


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After the photography session I got down and cleaned it thoroughly. After awhile though the varying textures started to look, not beautiful, but not horrendous either. These were life forms to be marvelled at.

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Mind you – Roger is under strict instructions that he is not to empty a fridge and turn it off if I am not home.

In response to Tuesdays of Texture.

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 Unpleasant Textures: Tuesdays of Texture

  1. I’m sure I have a science experiment growing in my fridge. I took out what used to be a bag of string beans to the compost. Slimy. In fact, I know for a fact, that there are some apples in a small fridge that have transformed into something completely different. I have been ignoring them for months now.

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  2. It’s a bloody science experiment! Eew… 😀

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  3. Grungy but funny – in a peculiar sort of way.

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  4. interesting to see some of the yukkier textures….

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