Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

There’ll be fireworks tonight

Sydney Harbour is in party-mode, preparing to celebrate the arrival of 2016 with a giant firework display. It will be bigger, brighter and more colourful than ever. The streets around … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · 17 Comments

Love that Dingo

These two words don’t normally go together, not if you’re a farmer: ‘dingo’ and ‘love’. Dingoes are feral pests in many parts of Australia and wild dog eradication programs have … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 6 Comments

Who, me?

The dry heat of Broken Hill suited Maggie. Late afternoon walks in the desert were slow and leisurely, as befitted an elderly dog showing signs of arthritis; her gait was … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 16 Comments

Dog Tired

We took a couple of days off this week and drove three hours south of Sydney to Jervis Bay, an impulsive decision prompted by a forecast of twenty-five degrees in … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 9 Comments

Is your pet a pest?

No, mine isn’t either. She’s adorable. Love her to bits. But the distinction between family pet and feral animal is not always clear. My travels this week took me to … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

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