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

After the rain

It was a subdued Australia Day in Sydney. ‘Grim,’ said the cricket commentators. ‘Gloomy skies,’ agreed the Daily Telegraph. ‘More bad weather on its way,’ said Channel Seven. Such pessimism! … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · 8 Comments

Farmer with a sense of fun celebrates Australia Day

Cath Marriott is one of the farmers I interviewed for my next book. I was speaking to her on the phone today and she told me her daughter did something … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 7 Comments

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