Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Rooted

It’s a rude word in Australia but not in England, where ‘rooted’ has no adverse connotations and roots are simply things connected to trees. When you put down roots you’re … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · 8 Comments

That old chestnut

No wonder they looked like chestnuts. They are chestnuts. The tree at the front of our house is a Moreton Bay Chestnut, a Blackbean (Castanospermum australe). It’s an evergreen Australian … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 8 Comments

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