Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

What’s your story?

Do you have a story to tell? Most of us do, whether it’s our own or someone else’s. But where do you start? If you live in Broken Hill, there’s … Continue reading

May 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Under the Silver Tree

You never know what you’ll find in Broken Hill’s fabulous cooperative bookshop, aptly named Under the Silver Tree. A couple of months ago, when we were visiting Broken Hill, I … Continue reading

April 30, 2021 · 6 Comments

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

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