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.

Washroom Stories: Times Past

The odd occurrence makes me understand how my mother is feeling as she loses her ability to work out how to operate in the present day world. It happened to me the other day – I did not know how … Continue reading

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Dawn light: Silent Sunday

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From blooms to survival: Delicate: Lens-Artists Challenge

Thanks to Ann-Christine for hosting this weeks Lens-Artists Challenge A small flower – delicate, fragile but sometimes looks can be deceiving – the will to survive in any crack or cranny may show a strength that belies the delicacy we … Continue reading

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Raindrops: Wordless Wednesday

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In Brisbane and Sydney: Street Art: Lens-Artists Challenge number 45

Thanks to Patti for the prompt for this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge – Street Art Few street corners in Brisbane leave you alone to cross the road. This long legged man and a wolf in man’s clothing are there to keep … Continue reading

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Chinese Gardens: Harmony: Lens-Artists Challenge number 44

In response to Tina’s prompt for the Lens-Artists Challenge number 44 – harmony Chinese gardens have been evolving over the last 3000 years and have been built by emperors and other nobility to give pleasure or impress or by scholars as … Continue reading

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Shoes: Times Past

Sherri Matthew’s response to the prompt about school uniforms gave me the prompt for this month. Just the mention of platform shoes brought a memory flooding back and then as I thought about shoes other memories came unbidden. Are you … Continue reading

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