Flying Low: Silent Sunday

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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 Flying Low: Silent Sunday

  1. Let me land in this beauty.

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  2. noelleg44 says:

    I need a kayak!

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  3. eyeforapic says:

    Beautiful photo Irene, it just looks so peaceful πŸ™‚

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    • It does look peaceful but believe it or not it is part of one of the busiest shopping malls on the Sunshine Coast.

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      • eyeforapic says:

        Wow!!! It shows how easy it is to make something look totally different to the actual situation, by just seeing one wee bit. It’s like I’m often telling my wife, it’s so easy, especially online, for things to be taken totally out of context, and distorted to fit in with a particular persons beliefs.
        And I wish we had shopping malls like that Irene, it would make the process so much nicer! πŸ™‚

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      • You are right of course re using our online resources for knowledge that you only get small portions and not the full picture. I think we also gravitate to sites where we hear what fits in with our own belief system and as a result get a very skewed view of the world.
        On the other hand it takes me places that I would possibly never in my life have heard of otherwise and opens up my world in various ways. Like you seeing a shopping centre that otherwise you would probably never see. It is a fairly amazing place being built around and over the canals. Makes me think of Venice (but newer).

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      • eyeforapic says:

        I agree totally Irene, we do tend to gravitate to those sites where we tend to hear and see what we like and agree with, and the other side of the internet about seeing places and viewpoints that you could never have done before!!! πŸ™‚
        It’s what I like so much about the wordpress blogosphere, you get to see so many ‘ordinary’ places in other parts of the world, which to me is far more interesting than just seeing the famous places over and over again – like your shopping mall built on a series of canals – amazing! πŸ™‚

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      • I have your love of the ordinary as well. I have travelled a fair bit but am fairly ignorant of the sites most tourists go. πŸ˜„

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      • eyeforapic says:

        It’s the best way to be Irene!! πŸ™‚

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