Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia


Robert was our guide during two days at Sabuk, a stone lodge in the hills in central Kenya, 90km north of the Equator. He’s pictured with Kumbau, an older warrior … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 12 Comments

So that’s where it went

It’s the equivalent of someone leaving the gate open on a farm, only worse because this was deliberate. Someone let the water out of Menindee Lakes. A lake system that … Continue reading

April 1, 2016 · 16 Comments

What happened to all the water?

We’ve been in Broken Hill less than a week, and already this town has surprised me. I thought I knew what to expect – after all, we used to live … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · 9 Comments

Drought is back

Drought is back, and with a vengeance. The Australian government has introduced drought relief measures to many inland areas. I heard on the news two days ago that now includes … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 15 Comments

Shoelaces and supermarkets

There was a piece on the 7.30 report last night about a ‘perfect storm’ facing beef producers in Roma. Until yesterday I didn’t know where Roma was, now I’m looking … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 4 Comments

Rain, rain, come again

Rain is lashing the coast but here in Broken Hill it’s been weeks, months without rain. Not proper rain. There’s been the odd drop, an occasional day when clouds have … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

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