Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

A pudding is off to the Palace!

In the flurry of last minute packing I’d almost forgotten they were due to arrive. Even the sight of a familiar red parcel, left at the front door the day … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 15 Comments

Don’t expect the bull not to chase you

I’ve learnt a lot in the past few weeks, from old friends, from new friends and from strangers I might one day call friends. A visit to Maitland library took … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 6 Comments

Please read this

It’s not often I read a book and instantly recommend it to everyone, but this year’s Man Booker prize winner – The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Tasmanian … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 8 Comments

I’m a big fat liar

I should be running through the house with my pants on fire*. My lovely niece wrote to me several days ago about the small garden at the back of her … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 12 Comments

Women we love

Thousands of people lined the streets of Sydney this week to farewell the extraordinary Dame Marie Bashir as she retired from her position as Governor of New South Wales after … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 10 Comments

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