Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The present moment

“…all we have is the present moment to endure or enjoy.” PD James. No amount of glittering gold can compete with the treasure of being in the moment, especially when … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · 3 Comments

Is anyone there?

Spiders have taken up residence in my studio, claiming every corner and colonising every crack in the windowsill. Their messy webs stretch across the dusty space, bearing numerous small insects … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · 9 Comments

Bumper crop

It’s my birthday. Woo hoo! I feel like Tigger, excitement verging on hysteria, not because of my birthday so much (but still, Happy Birthday to me-e!) but because I’ve pledged … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 39 Comments

Of hips and hoar frost

Winter waited until the day we left to put in an appearance, whitening hedgerows and roof tiles, freezing ponds and coating cars with a thick layer of frost that had … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 12 Comments

Magic moment

It was one of those moments when the world seems smaller, connections stronger. At precisely 21:49 last night the temperature in Sydney was sixteen degrees. The temperature in London – … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 13 Comments

Renewal

I don’t always do what I’m told. Instinct plays a large part in my gardening endeavours, which means there are gaping holes in my understanding. Who would have known that … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · 8 Comments

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