Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Fools rush in

Move him into the sun — Gently its touch awoke him once, At home, whispering of fields unsown… I sat in the sun to drink my tea this morning, listening … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 11 Comments

The romance of green and gold

I drove through the green and gold of WA’s central wheat belt this week and felt like winding down the window to shout Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi! The … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

Is your pet a pest?

No, mine isn’t either. She’s adorable. Love her to bits. But the distinction between family pet and feral animal is not always clear. My travels this week took me to … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Power or the Glory

The two women I met this week, one on a dairy farm three hours west of Melbourne, another on a sheep farm two hours north, sought neither power nor glory … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 6 Comments

Tiny Tassie packs a punch

I once booked a flight to San Jose for a job in Puerto Rico. Unfortunately the capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan. I was reminded of that blunder as … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

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