Grand: Revisiting Weekly Photo Challenges

In December of 2013 the Weekly photo challenge was grand. For this I showed a grand hotel in Switzerland that my brother had taken my mother and I. I don’t think that I had ever experienced such luxury before and being Switzerland the views were spectacular.

Five years later on revisiting the prompt grand I am showing a few different grands.

My Grand parents

1969.2 Edith &Jim Baker

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A grand child surveying les grand crus


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A big tortoise big enough to be the grand of all tortoises.


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and grand would not be complete without one shot of the Grand Canyon.


© 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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7 Responses to Grand: Revisiting Weekly Photo Challenges

  1. You did grand in a grand way, Irene.

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  2. Amy says:

    Thank you for sharing these precious photos with us!

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  3. Charli Mills says:

    I think that grand tortoise could carry a small grandchild!

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