Asleep on the River: Silent Sunday


Β© irene waters 2018

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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22 Responses to Asleep on the River: Silent Sunday

  1. ksbeth says:

    i really like the feel of calm in this picture –

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  2. duskalert says:

    Hey beautiful.! Hope you’re having a good time.πŸ˜€πŸŒŸ

    Reminder: I tagged you for “The Inside My Head Tag” I’m waiting for your response.😍

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  3. How peaceful. I grew up in Hong Kong taking the ferry day in and day out, even during Typhon when the ferry went up and down. I don’t get seasick even now, but I can’t sleep with any motion though. So I’d just watch your boat on shore! Happy Sunday! It’s Saturday night for me.

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    • Sorry I am so late responding Miriam. It’s now half way through the week. Have had a week where I have no time at all and it doesn’t look much like changing in the near future. Hope all is well with you. are you back from Alaska?

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      • No worry. I don’t always reply the next day either. Yes, I’m back but my schedule is quite full also. I stayed up until midnight last night to take care of my small business – an after school care program. I use a classroom in a public school to run the program. The school I taught for 14 years before moving to administration. The last day of school is June 8. I only have the program when school is open. I have a lot to do to close before the last day of school. A lot of people 56 people – teachers, principals, and supporting staff – in a district of less than 6000 students. At least 10 people I had worked with are retiring. I have retirement parties to go next week. and… many more things. We do prioritize things…

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      • Yes we do. You sound as though you have a busy time now and in the future – and then holidays to recover. I guess it is the long break being summer for you.

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      • Yes, I can take a break in the summer. I hope to work on children’s books. I’ve learning to use Create Space for paperback, and learning how to do Kindle. A lot of steps but I don’t mind.

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      • Something worth knowing so worth the effort.


  4. You live in such a beautiful place, Irene.

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  5. Charli Mills says:

    Looks like a magical boat one has to call in!

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