Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Never judge a box by its contents

Young people don’t tut, have you noticed? It’s left to those of us who are more mature, more judgemental. There’s been a fair amount of ‘tutting’ in our house recently, … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 6 Comments

Protect your patch

I’ve just come back from two days in Tasmania to discover birds have pecked at the 19 figs I’ve been jealously guarding for the past four months. I should have … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · 7 Comments

One man’s rubbish

We spent the weekend clearing out the shed, faces covered by masks to cope with decades of Broken Hill dust that had smothered toolboxes, jam jars, old trunks and empty … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 9 Comments

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