Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

What happened to all the water?

We’ve been in Broken Hill less than a week, and already this town has surprised me. I thought I knew what to expect – after all, we used to live … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · 9 Comments

Back in The Hill

After a 12 hour drive from Sydney we’re back in Broken Hill, where the skies are promisingly grey and the wind is blowing. Could there be rain later? What a … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 · 6 Comments

From naked to now

The past week has seen soft rain, filtered sunlight and quiet enjoyment. Yes, quiet. Birds instead of building work. What a waste to have filled the minutes leading up to … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · 7 Comments

The trip to Taree

I wasn’t looking forward to this week. Next-door’s house was scheduled for demolition so the two-day trip to Taree for an International Women’s Day speaking engagement barely got a look-in … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 8 Comments

Don’t it always seem to go…

Spot on, Joni. Demolition of the house that adjoins my little writing studio starts Monday, followed by three-metre deep excavations into the bedrock below. Construction of the three storey house … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · 11 Comments

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