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.

On the Practice Fairway: Silent Sunday

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COVID 19 showed me Why I love Toastmasters

When 2019 happened I opted out of my world. I stopped doing almost everything that I did for my own enjoyment – dancing, writing, socialising. I cut myself off from everything apart from Toastmasters and I wondered why? I put … Continue reading

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Not only blooms have delicate colours: Lens-Artists Challenge 98

The delicate covers that I love the most occur at dawn and dusk – not those vivid hues that you associate with a wonderful sunset but those subtle ones that almost go by unnoticed. These are the ones I love. … Continue reading

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The Boy on the Hill: Anything Man Made: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

In the dawn light the giant silhouette of the boy doing a handstand stood out in stark relief. I was determined to go for a wander to see him at closer range. The boy was not the only man made … Continue reading

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100 Candles: 99 Word Flash Fiction

The big day finally arrived. Emily’s children painstakingly planted the candles in the cake’s frosted icing. The telegram from the Queen and the presents sat on a table in the Nursing Home. The party would start at 11 so the … Continue reading

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Coolum Coast Walk: Wordless Wednesday

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Edfu: Egypt : Travel Thoughts 11

We awoke to a glorious day.The Nile shimmered under the rising sun. We had left Luxor and travelled by night to the town of Efu located on the West Bank of the Nile. Here we were going to visit the … Continue reading

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