Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

I’m a big fat liar

I should be running through the house with my pants on fire*. My lovely niece wrote to me several days ago about the small garden at the back of her … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 12 Comments

Sleep Creep Leap

All I can see from my favourite spot next to the French windows are bricks, sandstone, concrete and fencing. This is the shady side of the house, a metre or … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 26 Comments


One of the essential virtues of any gardener would surely have to be patience. Plants take time to grow: a simple, singular truth. I know this. I’ve been gardening for … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 6 Comments

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