Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The Pontiff on scones

I’m not a Catholic so I wouldn’t normally quote the Pope but I caught a quick sound bite from the Pope’s Easter address, just three words, and they were simple … Continue reading

April 9, 2015 · 7 Comments

A changing world

Spring arrived on Tuesday here in the southern hemisphere. I didn’t realise. I thought spring started on September 1st, likewise autumn in the northern hemisphere, but it turns out I … Continue reading

September 26, 2014 · 12 Comments

Outside, Looking In

The internet is disconnected and a gentle rain falls outside my office window, the type of kindly rain that soaks into the ground and reaches the roots of thirsty plants. … Continue reading

July 25, 2014 · 15 Comments

No Naughty Bits?

What on earth made me say it? And having said it, WHY didn’t I retract it? Here’s what happened. I was interviewed by Macca last Sunday. For anyone not familiar … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 8 Comments

Life Matters

Thank you to the inspirational Natasha Mitchell on Radio National’s Life Matters program for inviting me onto the show, and for making this morning’s live radio interview an enjoyable experience! … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

Love in the Outback

Love in the Outback is due for publication at the end of this month, so I thought I’d better tell you about it. This is my own, deeply personal, ‘strawberry’ … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 25 Comments

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