Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia


Barbara Pyett asked me to respond to a challenge. Answer four questions about writing, she said. Eeezy peezy lemon squeezy, I thought. What could be easier? Several things, as it … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

That was close

I almost gave up. I dismissed this garden as unworkable and I was ready to abandon it in favour of a community garden around the corner. Why? Because the grass … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 16 Comments

Dog Tired

We took a couple of days off this week and drove three hours south of Sydney to Jervis Bay, an impulsive decision prompted by a forecast of twenty-five degrees in … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 9 Comments

Dirty Fingers

Here’s how bad it was. For several weeks now I’ve been staring at a sample of artificial turf – a chemical laden sheet of toxic waste masquerading as grass – … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 12 Comments

The Book Circle

Last week I was invited to take part in filming for the May episode of The Book Circle, the lovely Cheryl Akle’s program, which airs on Being invited to … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 12 Comments

Strawberry surprise

We were in Broken Hill last weekend to launch Love in the Outback (I promise to upload pictures soon). It was a final, emotional goodbye to the town I called … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 13 Comments

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