Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The Outback equivalent of Alice Through the Looking Glass

Broken Hill is full of surprises. Take Thomas Street. Houses line both sides of this busy suburban street. The town’s hospital, health centre, aged care facility and a thriving cafe … Continue reading

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Silence

When I am silent, I fall into that place where everything is music. In silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and watch how the pattern improves.    Rumi.  

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Rumi and the rat

Until a few weeks ago I’d never heard of Rumi. Raise your words not your voice, it is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and … Continue reading

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Here’s what happens when you’re hacked

The story of the garden disaster will have to wait because something more urgent came up. My phone was hacked. Then my bank account. Here’s how it happened. Around 2pm on Sunday … Continue reading

March 2, 2017 · 27 Comments

Why women like Josephine deserve your attention

Josephine Peter is the kind of woman you might pass in the supermarket or spot at the post office. You might smile at her, nod and walk past, that’s if … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 9 Comments

What to do if you find a frog in Fiji.

If you’re anything like me you’ll take a photograph. It’s hard not to be captivated by these tiny hopping creatures that appear everywhere after it rains in Fiji, hopping gaily … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 7 Comments

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