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.

Gothic Windows: Thursday’s Special

In response to Paula’s prompt windows for Thursday’s Special

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Starting with Ap: Cee’s Fun foto Challenge

  Like an ape we like to climb To the apex for the view from the top is always spectacular For the climb we must be prepared. An apple  – no two one for the appetite and the other to … Continue reading

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Under the Big Top: Wordless Wednesday

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Ripe for Picking: 99 Word flash Fiction

“I said bring your bog boots.” “Should’ve told me I’d need clothes for the Arctic as well. I may have listened to you then.” “It’s summer. Not that cold. Don’t be a wuss.” “It’s not the cold that’s getting me. … Continue reading

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Noosa National Park: Tuesdays of Texture

Rocks, Coarse and graniny Others weathered smooth Vegetation softens Delights.  

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August 14th: All Seasons

By the middle of August we are well and truly getting ready for summer. A pool for swimming and cooling off perhaps. The wattle is blooming. The paperbarks not quite ready to shed their winter skins. In response to All … Continue reading

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Weekend Coffee Share 13th August 2017

Welcome.  Come on in – Coffee, tea? Herbal? Cold drink perhaps. I have nuts and dried apricots if you want something to eat. Yes, you’ve guessed it. I’m back on a modified paleo diet. I lost too much weight last … Continue reading

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