Weekend Coffee Share 25th March 2018


Welcome. Come on in for a cup of tea or coffee. You are very welcome and I have most beverages. I even have some coffee biscuits – mind you they might be a bit stale as I opened them awhile back and then forgot about them.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I feel I have had a very productive week. I managed to write some posts that had a deadline to them, got a piece sent in to a competition, prepared my speech for toastmasters on Monday and we have almost finished the painting. At least there are no more ladders involved – all the high bits are done and we should finish it today.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that I had a fall on Monday that took the skin off my hands and knees and took the wind out of my sails. The one that hurts the most is on the other side of the same hand. I just wish I could work out how I fell to damage both sides.


© irene waters 2018

Poor Muffin screamed when it happened. I don’t know whether the lead jerked her neck before it was pulled from my hands or whether it just came as such a fright. Luckily she didn’t run out onto the road and came and sat beside me whilst I recovered my composure. A man stopped in an expensive car and offered both Muffin and me a lift home which I thought was such a lovely gesture. There was no need though as luckily it was just my feathers that were ruffled. I will let council know that they need to fix the paving so someone else doesn’t have a similar trip. They may not be as sturdy as I am.

If we were having coffee I’d tell you that we have discovered a new place to eat virtually in the heart of Noosa. It is a backpackers in a wonderful old Queenslander (which is a type of house built off the ground).


© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2018


© irene waters 2018

We had a fun evening with some friends and the food was good so I’m sure it won’t be long before we return.

We have also started having coffee down on the river in the morning. I love seeing the sun rise and the river, at that time of day, seems as still  as stone but softer than it. We also took Mum to the Marina for lunch on Friday and finished at the new ice cream shop. Yum. I had one scoop of ginger and one scoop of cinnamon and fig. Yum. There icecream cakes looked pretty good to but how would they survive the homeward journey in the subtropical heat?


© irene waters 2018

The Queen’s baton passes by us on Monday. I’ll try to get to see it but as it is late afternoon I may be starting to panic about my toastmasters speech. Our weather has been variable. The fires thankfully have been controlled but not before 70 homes were lost in Tathra. I feel for the people concerned. We have two cyclones swirling around in the north but where we are it is not too bad.

So that is about it for my week. Have you read any good books or seen any films that should be seen? Looking forward to seeing how your week has been. Thank you for dropping in for coffee, it is lovely to see you. Thanks to  eclecticali  who is our host of the weekend coffee share.


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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27 Responses to Weekend Coffee Share 25th March 2018

  1. Miriam says:

    Ouch, take it easy next week. No more falls okay. Coffee and ice cream by the river sounds lovely though. As for good films, I’ve watched two of the prequel Lord of the Rings movies this weekend with my teenage son and thoroughly enjoyed them. Have a lovely Sunday. 🙂

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  2. trentpmcd says:

    Ouch. Glad the fall was no worse than it was!

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  3. Oh, no, Irene. I feel the tingling all over when I see wounds like this. My neighbor went on her walk and kicked the sidewalk that got pushed up by the tree roots. She broke her shoulder and hip. Didn’t see her come out of the house for two months.
    Take care of your knees and fingers. The council should know!
    Oh, my husband was in Toast Master for 15 years a long time ago.

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  4. Oh my, sorry to hear about your fall. I hope you feel better quickly. I like looks of the new place you found to eat.

    As for books I am reading “I know this much it true” by Wally Lamb. It isn’t my favourite book, but I am enjoying it. Thanks for the coffee share.

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  5. Kathleen Howell says:

    Yikes, glad it wasn’t worse! Hope you feel better soon. What a cool little bistro! I’m finishing up Every House is Haunted and then I’ll dive into We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Have a great week!

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  6. Weather? Weather or not… so upon waking, one window offered sunshine, while behind me the other offered gray and spitting rain. A little later the resolution was snow flurries. With intermittent sun. All the while a very insistent robin chirruping that it is indeed spring. Indeed.

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  7. Colline says:

    Those ice-cream cakes do look delicious! I am glad you did not break anything when you fell. I would have been shaken too.

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  8. Charli Mills says:

    Sounds like poor Muffin was more ruffled than you over your fall. Glad you are okay! Noosa seems like such a lovely place to explore, the river, restaurants and ice cream cakes. If we were having coffee I’d bring some maple syrup to share as it’s my new obsession for my morning cuppa. I’d tell you about the Black Panther movie and how Marvel Comics is influencing my ideas on serial material, all the raw stuff we produce as writers and how we can repurpose it. Have a good week!

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  9. Corina says:

    I’m so sorry you took that fall but thankful it was not worse. I take falls often, well maybe four times a year, and so far I have gotten very bruised and sprained a wrist and an ankle and broken my tail bone on a number of these falls. Not good. I am taking medication that makes me prone to losing my balance so it happens often. Do take care. That new place to eat sounds good. I wish I were there to enjoy it myself!

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  10. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    Be careful out there. Thanks for the coffee.

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  11. I am sorry to hear about your fall, Irene. Thank goodness you were not hurt. My mom took a tumble in a shopping mall a while back. She was with my sister and I was so cross with her for not looking after mom better. She has had two hip replacements.


  12. NorCal Zen says:

    I’m so glad you didn’t get badly injured. How scary! I hope your new week started in the best possible way.

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