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.

Property Dealings: Three Line Tales

I own this station. I bought it fair and square even if it was a bankruptcy sale. The first thing I’d do is get rid of the voice. “Mind the gap” annoyed me immensely.  Perhaps I’d charge a premium if … Continue reading

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Glow: Weekly Photo Challenge

  I noticed the prompt for this week before I took the dogs out for their morning walk and when I saw this plant, seemingly glowing I had to pull out the phone and take a photo. Perfect for glowing … Continue reading

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Skywatch Friday 20th October Sunshine Coast between 2pm and 6 pm

For other skywatch participants from round the world.

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Fall: Thursday’s Special

The storybook garden at Hunter Valley Gardens had Jack ann Jill falling down the hill whilst scattered throughout the rest of the gardens babbling brooks and waterfalls delighted. For Fall (autumn) colour I had to visit Europe Missing most of … Continue reading

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Vased Amaryllis: Floral Friday

I have discovered that Amaryllis cannot withstand wind and heavy rain. I had no choice but to bring them inside.

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Flash Fiction Rodeo Contest #5

Twittature – join me in trying your hand at what for me at least is a new skill.This is the fifth contest in the month of challenges. The last Contest 4 is still open for entries. Source: Flash Fiction Rodeo … Continue reading

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Waiting: Friday Fictioneers

He told me to meet him under the oak tree. Sit at one of the tables and wait. All the others were empty. I sat. I waited. How long did he expect me to wait? Inconsiderate: my time was also … Continue reading

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