Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The Bard in Broken Hill

It’s Shakespeare’s birthday this Sunday, as well as the day he died. He was 52. On Wednesday we joined an audience crammed into a small room above The Toxteth pub in … Continue reading

April 20, 2017 · 6 Comments

The Outback equivalent of Alice Through the Looking Glass

Broken Hill is full of surprises. Take Thomas Street. Houses line both sides of this busy suburban street. The town’s hospital, health centre, aged care facility and a thriving cafe … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 12 Comments

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

I could live in a cave

When Sydney gets too much I mumble darkly about leaving. ‘I’ll go and live in a field if I have to!’ Clyde waits for the storm to pass while I … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · 8 Comments

The last time

I had no idea when I wrote ‘Until the Next Time’ that it would be ‘The Last Time’. I began this weekly blog over three years ago to share the … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 36 Comments

Until the next time

The holiday in Broken Hill is over and I’m left with the memory of Fiddlewood trees in flower. Each exquisite shock of scent from those tiny flowers could be traced … Continue reading

April 7, 2016 · 12 Comments

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