Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

On finding the last fig

I’m reading a wonderful book by Kate Llewellyn, A Fig at the Gate, in which the author describes her efforts to establish a productive garden in a windswept Adelaide suburb. … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · 12 Comments

Lest we forget

Leading Aircraftman Rodney Welch took this photo. I don’t know Rodney but I want to offer him, and all those who fought in World War I, respect and remembrance on this Anzac … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Why I wrote this book

Natasha Mitchell (host of Life Matters on Radio National, 9am every weekday morning) interviewed two of the extraordinary farmers featured in my new book, Australian Farming Families. ‘So, Deb Hunt, why did you … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 8 Comments

I’m glad we broke up

Really glad. There, I’ve said it. I’m over you. To be honest (and if we can’t be honest after a break-up when can we be?) you were getting on my nerves. … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 21 Comments

The Pontiff on scones

I’m not a Catholic so I wouldn’t normally quote the Pope but I caught a quick sound bite from the Pope’s Easter address, just three words, and they were simple … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · 7 Comments

No wonder we’re experts!

Originally posted on Snippets:
I am in Sydney this week to spend some time volunteering alongside hundreds of other members (and several ‘ring-ins’) from across NSW at the CWA Tea…

April 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

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