ABOUT

I am one of the lucky ones. I live where the colours are bright and vibrant. The blue of the sky has clarity, the rivers and oceans crystalline, the wheat in the fields golden and the grass a verdant green. I can speak freely without fear, dance with joy in my heart as I fly around the floor as though floating on air.

I am lucky – I am not starving. I do not stand on parched, cracked earth. My body is not covered in dust, my eyes and nose free from flies and biting insects. I am healthy. I have luxuries. I have the luxury of caring for animals to the point of humanizing them. I have the luxury of caring and loving. Not only do I have these luxuries I have food for my stomach, a bed for my rest and a car for my transport.

I am lucky – despite difficult times I have survived and kept smiling. I enjoy life. I am still learning. Recently it hit me how much more I haveΒ to learn and wished I had started the enlightening process earlier. Then I realised, I started at birth and my life experiences were one big learning curve. In my blog I hope to make sense of the past, look at the present and have a fun time as I journey through the world of blogging.

155 Responses to ABOUT

  1. Norah says:

    Hi Irene,
    As I wish to let others know how much I enjoy reading your blog, I have nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
    You can check out the nomination in my post http://wp.me/p3O5Jj-k4 .
    Participation is your choice. If you wish to nominate bloggers who inspire you, the rules are provided there.
    Thanks for sharing so much wonderful content on your blog.
    Best wishes, Norah.

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    • Thanks Norah. I really appreciate the sentiment but I am going to pass (but if I find I have a spare couple of hours I will pass it on). I normally love awards because I think they are a great way of introducing blogs you like to a new audience but just at the moment there aren’t the hours in the day to even get around and read the blogs that I enjoy, particularly the rough writers of carrot ranch. What great conversations get going. Looking forward to two years hence when I will be free to join the conversation as participant and not just a passing word.

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      • Norah says:

        That’s okay, Irene. I see it as an avenue for sharing; and you have already received so many awards. Now I’m intrigued by what is planned for two years time and the difference between participating and what your do now! πŸ™‚

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      • I may post regularly but I don’t manage to read other blogs in as timely manner as I would like. If I managed that I would be able to join in the twitter conversations but on the whole I often don’t know to what the conversation refers. In fact I don’t really understand twitter much at all generally. By the end of two years (actually now a year and a half) I will either have successfully completed my course or have my tail between my legs ( I won’t though because I have already gained so much out of it – nothing is a waste of time.

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      • Norah says:

        That’s great to hear. Best wishes!

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  2. woodbeez48 says:

    Thanks for finding and following my blog, Irene. I look forward to reading yours too πŸ™‚

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  3. AnElephantCant claim to be smart, but he guesses from your life experience that 19 is not your age.
    Good to meet you, dear lady.

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  5. Sherri says:

    Hi Irene! Just to let you the Work In Progress Blog Tour Stop is up now! Thanks again so much for agreeing to take part, I can’t wait to read your excerpts! http://sherrimatthewsblog.com/2015/03/07/an-early-spring-blog-hop/

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  6. Thom Hickey says:

    Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox Irene. I hope you have found lots to entertain you and perhaps made some discoveries. If you haven’t visited for some time check it out again! Good luck with your blog. Regards Thom.

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  7. Paula says:

    Hello Irene πŸ™‚ Are you ready for hosting the challenge this Sunday? Please let me know.

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  8. Wow can’t wait to read more!!

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  9. Hello there,
    To help bring new faces past your wonderful work, especially after all of your 99 word Carrot Ranch pieces, I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award over here:
    http://loveliterarylife.com/2015/08/25/blogger-recognition-award/
    I hope it helps your audience grow.
    Please don’t feel pressured to follow through with Nominating others, we all have tight schedules, I understand. πŸ™‚
    Keep writing!

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  10. Greetings from Paint The World With Words! I’m Amreen Shaikh and I blog. Thank you following my blog! I must say, you have an amazing blog & great content! Good Work! I wished to contact you, but did not see an email ID! Can you please drop in your email ID on painttheworldwithwords@gmail.com?

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  11. Irene, have I been missing your posts somehow? Or have you really not posted anything since October 4? Hope all is well with you and yours. Looking forward to your newest posts.

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  12. julespaige says:

    Charli says you have a new monthly prompt to be found here: Times Past,
    but the link doesn’t work. Is it yours or just one you participated in?

    I’ll go and look back further through your blog.

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  13. julespaige says:

    I’ve written it… now I just need time to post it. πŸ™‚
    Nice to have a whole month πŸ˜‰

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  15. This blog is wonderful. I look forward to following.

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  17. Thom Hickey says:

    Always very nourished by my visits here. Many returns in store.

    Regards Thom

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  18. ellenbest24 says:

    I was *lowers head in shame* sneakily trying to find where you are in the world? But all I get it somewhere warm maybe? You play your cards (on your ‘about ‘ page at least) close to your chest. I enjoy visiting and as I snoop in the archives I may learn a bit more. I hope so, as I like to visualise my virtual buddies where they are what they tried to be or were before their journey through life bought them to blog. Some love the annonaminity which is fine… for a less inquisitive or damned nosy imaginative mind. I am pleased to follow and interact with you, so how do you do *nods slowly and leaves*. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‡

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    • Ellen, I’m pleased to have made your acquaintance also and look forward to a mutual learning about each other. To start with I am living in South East Queensland at the northern most end of the Sunshine Coast. We are still classified as sub-tropical but we are getting very close to tropical in most respects apart from stingers in the water, stone fish on the beaches and crocodiles in the waterways. As far as I am concerned it is for me the perfect place to live. Plenty of walking, water, and cultural activities. Because it is so nice all the doctors want to come and live here too so we have very good medical services which is important as you get older. We don’t need them yet but my Mum does so it works well. I hope that answers “where I am in the world.” I shall visit you to find out more about where you come from. Cheers Irene

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