Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Quietly optimistic

Copper tape repels slugs and snails by giving them a small electric shock. Place it on the soil around tender young plants, or fix it along the rim of plant … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

All is not lost

Kill not the moth nor butterfly, For the Last Judgement draweth nigh.  William Blake I’m hoping pantry moths don’t count. Before we left Broken Hill I gathered fresh rose petals … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

The romance of green and gold

I drove through the green and gold of WA’s central wheat belt this week and felt like winding down the window to shout Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi! The … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

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