Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Dirty Fingers

Here’s how bad it was. For several weeks now I’ve been staring at a sample of artificial turf – a chemical laden sheet of toxic waste masquerading as grass – … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 12 Comments

The heart of any home

Most tourists in their right minds would never choose to visit the dusty town of Birtamod, a polluted sprawl that dribbles across the main East West Highway in southern Nepal. … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 11 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

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.