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.

At this point: Wordless Wednesday

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Mooloolabah: Wordless Wednesday

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Headless Rider?: Silent Sunday

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Tales of Terror: Times Past

Happy New Year to all readers and contributors. Late I know as one month has gone into the New Year. School has just returned  from our summer holidays and again parents are lined up to collect children that they are … Continue reading

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Words from Egypt: Five Words January Yr 4: Thursdays Special

Each month Paula gives us five words to display as we like, whether it be one word or all, one photo or many. The words this month are:  crepuscular, coded, lofty, scintillating, and detox Crepuscular views are seen at twilight and the unfinished buildings are … Continue reading

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The Egyptian Museum: Travel Thoughts 6

I love museums but the idea of travelling en masse with a bunch of people fills me with dread. Invariably I want to linger at items that no-one else is interested in and those that are explained in depth often … Continue reading

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Study in Minimalism: Black and White: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge where this week we can choose any subject as long as it is black and white.  

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