Merry Christmas: Tuesdays of Texture


© irene waters 2018

As Christmas dawn breaks in Australia and children are getting up to see what joy Santa has left them in stockings and pillowcases the rest of the world sleeps.


© irene waters 2018

Santa of course has had his busiest night of the year.


© irene waters 2018

Food will be consumed including gingerbread houses


© irene waters 2018

And in places there will be a small reminder of what we are celebrating this Christmas. Christmas is the time we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. I know we don’t all celebrate this but I hope you all have a Happy Holiday because Christmas has become a time  of peace and goodwill. Families get together and gifts are exchanged. Sometimes too many in my opinion.


© irene waters 2018

Lets embrace our differences and recognise our similarities and join in wishing everybody a very Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays and hope that 2019 will be a year of peace. Let it start with each of us. Let us also give some thought to those that are sad or don’t have family. This time of year can be tough on them.


© irene waters 2018

From Me to you : Have a wonderful day however you choose to celebrate it.

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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1 Response to Merry Christmas: Tuesdays of Texture

  1. Thanks, Irene. Merry Christmas to you too!

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