Author Archives: Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

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.

Topics from a Photo: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Cee has challenged us for this weeks fun foto to picking topics from the above photograph. She suggests possible topics are: This week’s possible topics are music, guitar, instrument, men, candid, coffee, cup, cafe, jewelry, plates, sofa, etc.     Men and … Continue reading

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Hervey Bay: Wordless Wednesday

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Everyday Moments: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

My everyday is made up of my loving Muffin. Whose heart wouldn’t melt when she sits and looks up with those brown eyes full of love. My everyday is full of water. On the river there is always something or … Continue reading

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Stillness: Silent Sunday

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Kookaburra’s breakfast and an impatient husband: Feathered Friday

Don’t spend hours looking for the impatient husband. We came across this kookaburra on our dog walk. If it had been just Muffin and I, I would have taken photo after photo until I got a clear well defined photo. … Continue reading

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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. Chateau des … Continue reading

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Sandy Patterns and an odd pattern out: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

“The moon will light the clouds, just as the tide shall shape the sand.”  ― Anthony T. Hincks This week other lens-artists can be seen here.

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