Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The kindness of strangers

I must have passed the metal fabricators on Blende Street dozens of times, mostly driving to the supermarket, sometimes cycling, once or twice walking. It’s next to the TAFE, opposite … Continue reading

July 3, 2021 · 6 Comments

Balance

I’m beginning to think it’s not gardening I like so much, it’s nature. Is that because the tomato plants have succumbed to an unknown disease and the cucumber has powdery … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 12 Comments

Because of Bishnu

It’s been a bad week in Australian politics: back-stabbing (again) and a deposed PM (again) amid scenes reminiscent of Julius Caesar. But there was another reason to feel ashamed of … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 16 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.