Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

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

Farmer with a sense of fun celebrates Australia Day

Cath Marriott is one of the farmers I interviewed for my next book. I was speaking to her on the phone today and she told me her daughter did something … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 7 Comments

Don’t expect the bull not to chase you

I’ve learnt a lot in the past few weeks, from old friends, from new friends and from strangers I might one day call friends. A visit to Maitland library took … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · 6 Comments

Would you like a celebrity with that, Madam?

We can’t buy anything these days without some kind of celebrity endorsement. Am I alone in feeling irritated by that? I noticed a billboard today advertising a new line of … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · 8 Comments

The romance of green and gold

I drove through the green and gold of WA’s central wheat belt this week and felt like winding down the window to shout Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi! The … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 4 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.