In the Pink: Tuesdays of Texture


© irene waters 2017

A house to relax in. The arm chairs perched precariously on the awning invited. I could see me watching the sunrise, with a glass of wine, our heads close together for easy conversation or that quietness that comes when one is comfortable in each others company. There is no need to say anything. The house is in need of some repair, the garden wild and yet, the textures join together to be inviting, enticing. A place to escape to when the need to relax and unwind overcomes you. A place to dream of retiring to. Why not when this is the view?


© irene waters 2017

In response to Tuesdays of Texure.

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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5 Responses to In the Pink: Tuesdays of Texture

  1. Charli Mills says:

    Ah, yes, the view, it’s always worth setting up toward the view!

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