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. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.

Skywatch Friday: 15th December 2017 Noosaville 1.24 pm

As part of skywatch Friday where skies round the world can be seen.

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The Ghost: Friday Fictioneers

“Orbs are ghosts.” Colin was adamant. “No they’re not. You can see that’s no ghost. It’s on a pole holding it up.” Riley shook the pole  to emphasize his point. “Stupid. That is just a metal ball. The orb is … Continue reading

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Adenium: Floral Friday

Bulbous Adenium, Tortured in pots too small Desert Rose blooms – joy  

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Australian Tradition: Thursdays Special

Australia is  a multicultural country and our traditions have in the past tended to come from the country of our origin. We used to celebrate with our Swedish friends on Christmas Eve feasting on gravlax and Swedish meatballs. We drank … Continue reading

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Tune: Six Sentence Stories

The pain in Mirrabella’s chest intensified and her fear matched it. Softly she hummed “Whenever I feel afraid,” but on this occasion it didn’t stop her panic rising so she sat to see if it would go away when she … Continue reading

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Q: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Aquaduct banquet fit for a queen plaque disused quarry In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

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Dog Paddle? : Wordless Wednesday

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