Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

When is a chook not a chook?

When it’s a tea cosy! This is for all the creative women I keep meeting in the CWA and all those friends who love colour and creativity. I spotted this … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Exploring the back streets of Berry

Any visitor to the south coast of New South Wales knows the town of Berry. At just over two hours’ drive from Sydney, Berry is the place to stop and … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 13 Comments


It’s a rude word in Australia but not in England, where ‘rooted’ has no adverse connotations and roots are simply things connected to trees. When you put down roots you’re … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 8 Comments

Agrestic: relating to the country, rural or rustic

In spite of the dire warnings broadcast on radio, it didn’t snow in Orange until after I’d left, so I never got to see the weather forecaster run naked down … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · 10 Comments

The magic of story telling

There’s something magical about story telling and I don’t pretend to know what’s behind it, but I do know I had the best fun in Dubbo and Orange. And libraries? … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · 8 Comments

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