Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

My secret joy

                      The Secret Joy Face to face with the sunflower, Cheek to cheek with the rose, We follow a secret … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

What good is a library?

Public libraries are surely one of the cornerstones of a democratic society, havens of solace and joy offering free entertainment and endless discovery. Magic happens when you pick a book … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 9 Comments

This is the BEST example of customer service

I live in Australia and my sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews all live in England. Sending presents from Australia to England is expensive so I rely on the internet. It’s my … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · 9 Comments

Dirty Fingers

Here’s how bad it was. For several weeks now I’ve been staring at a sample of artificial turf – a chemical laden sheet of toxic waste masquerading as grass – … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 12 Comments

Letting go of the garden

It’s only the third week of spring and Broken Hill has already seen a run of days above thirty, followed by thunder, lightning, rain and nights that have dropped to … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

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