Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The kindness of strangers

I must have passed the metal fabricators on Blende Street dozens of times, mostly driving to the supermarket, sometimes cycling, once or twice walking. It’s next to the TAFE, opposite … Continue reading

July 3, 2021 · 5 Comments

Feeling sad and finding solace

When I took these photos I felt happy. I was glad to be back in Broken Hill, keen to explore the town we used to call home, looking forward to … Continue reading

June 8, 2021 · 6 Comments

Listening

“…and you too have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light, and to shine.” Mary Oliver I planned to go to Bilpin … Continue reading

May 15, 2021 · 2 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

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

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