Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The Long Journey Home

I was in Nyngan this week when I received news of Jane Lambert’s death. The call came just as wide bands of colour flared in the sky, marking sunset over … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 12 Comments

A Christmas Story

Twenty years ago, almost to this very day, I travelled with Django Zazou to northern France, heading for Jane Lambert’s bitterly cold house, which lacked any appreciable heating, had no … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Raise the Roof!

Kick up your heels! Party! Spend money! Let’s keep those cash tills ringing and boost the economy! It’s easy to forget at this time of year, when shops are crying … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Give sorrow words

Speak your grief, that’s what Shakespeare said. Give sorrow words. Push through the emotion that chokes your throat and find the words to express how you feel. This week I witnessed … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

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