Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Patience

One of the essential virtues of any gardener would surely have to be patience. Plants take time to grow: a simple, singular truth. I know this. I’ve been gardening for … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 6 Comments

Music to my ears

I’m grateful to JR Benjamin for reminding me in a recent post on The Bully Pulpit what an excellent – and prolific – writer Clive James is. He’s an avid reader too, with … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 4 Comments

All is not lost

Kill not the moth nor butterfly, For the Last Judgement draweth nigh.  William Blake I’m hoping pantry moths don’t count. Before we left Broken Hill I gathered fresh rose petals … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

Pest Alert

Pest alert! With precious little garden and hardly any plants established here in Sydney, the first sign of attack from pests had me reaching for a bottle of eco-friendly pest … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

A room of one’s own

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction…I would ask you to write all kinds of books, hesitating at no subject … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · 15 Comments

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