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.

Weekend coffee Share 17th March 2018

Welcome. Come on in for a cup of tea or coffee. I hope you are feeling talkative as I really haven’t a lot to tell you this week. The blustery weather seems to have left us for moment and summer … Continue reading

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Kiriwina Island: Silent Sunday

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Curtain: Six Sentence Stories

As we got closer, the blue sky was obliterated and headlights were needed in the middle of the day to negotiate through the pollution that hung low to the ground like a fog rolling in from the sea. Chipping and … Continue reading

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Skywatch Friday 16th March 2018 Noosaville 5.24pm

For my Friday skies from round the world 

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Time Out: Three Line Tales

  “Your full of puff ‘n hot air. What’s wrong with smelling the daisies?” “There’s work to be done. Fish to be caught. Mouths to feed. That’s what’s wrong.” “Chill darlin’. Take a whiff. Makes you feel alive don’t it … Continue reading

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Relics of War in the Coral Sea: Traces of the Past Yr 4:03: Thursday’s Special

We were lucky in Weewak, the capital of Papua New Guinea’s East Sepik Province, to pick up a local girl in a brand new dual cab. Not only did we have the best guide on the island but in air … Continue reading

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I’d Rather be: Weekly Photo Challenge

How can you hear those words and not immediately think of Simon and Garfunkel’s El Condor Pasa. The song has been buzzing around my head from the moment I saw the prompt this morning. I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail … Continue reading

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