Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The Good Life

What makes a life worth living? I’m half way through Hugh Mackay’s thought-provoking book, The Good Life, and he keeps coming back to the notion of happiness. Controversially, Mackay thinks … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 8 Comments

Reasons to be cheerful

On this overcast day in London, when Piccadilly was crammed with people hurrying to get somewhere—pushing prams, pulling suitcases, dragging recalcitrant children behind them—I took a five-minute detour through Green … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 14 Comments

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