Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

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

Don’t it always seem to go…

Spot on, Joni. Demolition of the house that adjoins my little writing studio starts Monday, followed by three-metre deep excavations into the bedrock below. Construction of the three storey house … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · 11 Comments

The bright side of Spring

There’s so much to celebrate when spring arrives. Plants that have been dormant over winter burst into life and others that have shown little enthusiasm for growth positively thrum with … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 10 Comments

Jury Service

Jury service has been on my bucket list for a frustratingly long time. Younger friends summoned two or three times have declined, with perfectly legitimate reasons. I would gladly have … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · 18 Comments

Mentors and teachers

Budding writers need encouragement – masses of it. Insecurity goes with the territory of long hours spent alone, scribbling away without anyone telling you it’s time well spent. So often, … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

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