Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

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 view from my window

It rained this week. After days and weeks of unremitting heat and humidity, when barely a drop of moisture fell and Sydney sweltered under seemingly endless days of blistering sunshine, … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · 10 Comments

Home

  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

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

Do we value farming?

I’ve just bought an eighth of a cow from a farmer on the Liverpool Plains. It was delivered direct to our door in Sydney in clearly labelled pre-packed bags, ready … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 6 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

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