Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The kindness of strangers

I must have passed the metal fabricators on Blende Street dozens of times, mostly driving to the supermarket, sometimes cycling, once or twice walking. It’s next to the TAFE, opposite … Continue reading

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Feeling sad and finding solace

When I took these photos I felt happy. I was glad to be back in Broken Hill, keen to explore the town we used to call home, looking forward to … Continue reading

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Listening

“…and you too have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine.” Mary Oliver I planned to go to Bilpin … Continue reading

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What’s your story?

Do you have a story to tell? Most of us do, whether it’s our own or someone else’s. But where do you start? If you live in Broken Hill, there’s … Continue reading

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Under the Silver Tree

You never know what you’ll find in Broken Hill’s fabulous cooperative bookshop, aptly named Under the Silver Tree. A couple of months ago, when we were visiting Broken Hill, I … Continue reading

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Didn’t we have a lov-erly time…

…the day we went to Manly. It was a picture perfect day in Sydney yesterday, so we took a few hours off. On a whim we caught the ferry to Manly, … Continue reading

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Autumn’s in no hurry

It’s autumn here in Sydney, winter is only a month away and our small back yard is  pretending it’s still summer. The leaves on the frangipani hold resolute, fat lemons … Continue reading

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I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.