Pick a Word August Yr 3: Thursday”s Special

Each month for Thursday’s Special Paula gives us five words that we can depict with an image. You can pick one word or all five words using one photo or more. The words this month are:   fortified, chic,  submerged, embodiment, and prehistoric.

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© irene waters 2018

Chateau des Baux – a 12th century fortified castle with added protection of being built on the top of a mountain giving views for miles around. Any invader was hit with one of 9 mediaeval war machines,

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This trebuchet is the largest in France and had a range of 200 metres with an accuracy unsurpassed. It could throw out boulders weighing 50 to 100 kgs, Added fortification


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Not in France but still chic.


© irene waters 2018

Partially submerged wrecks were found in every harbour we visited in Papua New Guinea.


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A few words from the judge, an examination sheet and cup were the embodiment of the hard work the dancers had put in for their examinations.


© 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 Pick a Word August Yr 3: Thursday”s Special

  1. Charli Mills says:

    Not photos you’d often find together but they make an interesting collection.

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  3. restlessjo says:

    Good looking castle, Irene. I never got beyond that one. 🙂 🙂


  4. Paula says:

    Gorgeous view of the Chateau, Irene. I love all your interpretations. 🙂


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