Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

To stand and stare

This is a crazy time of the year. So easy to get caught up in the madness and frenzy – both good and bad – of Christmas. Love it or hate … Continue reading

December 22, 2016 · 14 Comments

Go Girls!

We’ve been making jam. We made the papers too, as you can see. What smiling happy faces. How proud we all look! A small group of us from the Sydney … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · 13 Comments


  Mr Christmas lives in Balmain. Not many people know that. Some people think Santa lives at the North Pole, but those of you who follow this blog – and who … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · 5 Comments

From Kenya to Clare

Two weekends ago we were on our way back from Nairobi. Last weekend I found myself in Clare, South Australia. That sounds like I got lost on the way to … Continue reading

December 1, 2016 · 4 Comments

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