Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Outside, Looking In

The internet is disconnected and a gentle rain falls outside my office window, the type of kindly rain that soaks into the ground and reaches the roots of thirsty plants. … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 15 Comments

Moving house is not stressful

They say that moving house is one of the most stressful life events, up there with divorce or death. I disagree. We moved from Broken Hill to Sydney this week. … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 8 Comments

Reasons to be cheerful

On this overcast day in London, when Piccadilly was crammed with people hurrying to get somewhere—pushing prams, pulling suitcases, dragging recalcitrant children behind them—I took a five-minute detour through Green … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 14 Comments

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