Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Doing more with less

How many times have you heard expressions like, look below the surface, looks don’t matter, never judge a book by its cover, less is more? When it comes to dinner parties … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · 11 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

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

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

Comforts of home

Right now, Sydney feels more like a desert than Broken Hill ever did. It’s not of course, it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a desirable place … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 12 Comments

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