Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Sleep Creep Leap

All I can see from my favourite spot next to the French windows are bricks, sandstone, concrete and fencing. This is the shady side of the house, a metre or … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 26 Comments


I’m an optimist. If one plant dies, I know another will grow. There was a time when I lost sight of that optimism. There was no sign of a strawberry … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · 8 Comments

Drought is back

Drought is back, and with a vengeance. The Australian government has introduced drought relief measures to many inland areas. I heard on the news two days ago that now includes … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 15 Comments

How to bag a bargain

‘Who wants the last one?’ ‘Last what?’ ‘Half a lamb.’ The farmer pointed at a massive slab of meat, piled into a tray and covered with cling film. The top … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · 6 Comments

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