Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Why women like Josephine deserve your attention

Josephine Peter is the kind of woman you might pass in the supermarket or spot at the post office. You might smile at her, nod and walk past, that’s if … Continue reading

February 23, 2017 · 9 Comments

What to do if you find a frog in Fiji.

If you’re anything like me you’ll take a photograph. It’s hard not to be captivated by these tiny hopping creatures that appear everywhere after it rains in Fiji, hopping gaily … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 7 Comments

The Case Against Fragrance

Australian novelist Kate Grenville, best known for her outstanding book The Secret River, has just published The Case Against Fragrance. At last, proof has arrived that I’m not completely bonkers, or if … Continue reading

February 9, 2017 · 17 Comments

Sharing our world

I went searching for plants recently, following a garden disaster I’m not sure I’m ready to talk about yet. I needed a lot of plants, so I visited a garden … Continue reading

February 2, 2017 · 10 Comments

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