Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Remember the jam?

For months now, members of the Sydney City Branch of the Country Women’s Association have been making jam, marmalade, chutney and relish. In one weekend alone Silvana and Alix made 90 … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · 8 Comments

Raise the Roof!

Kick up your heels! Party! Spend money! Let’s keep those cash tills ringing and boost the economy! It’s easy to forget at this time of year, when shops are crying … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Many Hands

‘Jeez those blowies were thick.’ ‘Did you make it to the funeral?’ ‘Just tell ‘em you’ve got no clothes on, it works every time.’ ‘Is Michael still at the coppers? … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 11 Comments

Because of Bishnu

It’s been a bad week in Australian politics: back-stabbing (again) and a deposed PM (again) amid scenes reminiscent of Julius Caesar. But there was another reason to feel ashamed of … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 16 Comments

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