Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The view from my window

It rained this week. After days and weeks of unremitting heat and humidity, when barely a drop of moisture fell and Sydney sweltered under seemingly endless days of blistering sunshine, … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · 10 Comments


Robert was our guide during two days at Sabuk, a stone lodge in the hills in central Kenya, 90km north of the Equator. He’s pictured with Kumbau, an older warrior … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 · 12 Comments


December was the wettest month for more than a century in the UK. English tourists hoping to escape the long winter nights and torrential flooding may have considered a trip … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

It rained

There are plenty of people who live in a city whose hearts are really in the country, like me. We notice every scrap of green, tune out white noise, avoid … Continue reading

December 23, 2015 · 12 Comments

Sometimes you can’t eat kale either

Max Dupain must have photographed Sydney on a day like today. Even my studio is awash. There are benefits of course. The ground will drink in this soaking rain and when … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 10 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

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