Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The present moment

“…all we have is the present moment to endure or enjoy.” PD James. No amount of glittering gold can compete with the treasure of being in the moment, especially when … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

Sniffing out a fake

Finding beauty products when you can’t tolerate synthetic fragrance is tricky. Any amount of fragrance – however slight – and I get a headache, runny nose, sore eyes and tight … Continue reading

January 21, 2016 · 10 Comments

Paying for blackberries

I bought a punnet of blackberries in the supermarket this week, and anyone who grew up in the country knows how wrong that is. Blackberries should be picked, not paid … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 10 Comments


December was the wettest month for more than a century in the UK. English tourists hoping to escape the long winter nights and torrential flooding may have considered a trip … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

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