Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

It’s an honour

Clyde Thomson was included in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list, announced yesterday on the day of the Queen’s official birthday celebrations in Australia. The award (Member of the Order … Continue reading

June 10, 2014 · 22 Comments

Love in the Outback

Love in the Outback is due for publication at the end of this month, so I thought I’d better tell you about it. This is my own, deeply personal, ‘strawberry’ … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 25 Comments

Serving others

Clyde Thomson has spent thirty-nine years with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and his final AGM was held at Parliament House in Sydney on November 7. Guest speaker Leigh Clifford … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 9 Comments

Many Hands

‘Jeez those blowies were thick.’ ‘Did you make it to the funeral?’ ‘Just tell ‘em you’ve got no clothes on, it works every time.’ ‘Is Michael still at the coppers? … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 11 Comments

Many Happy Returns

It can’t be done, they said. It will never work. It was a chilly six degrees in Broken Hill this morning, and that was on the ground. Up in the … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hey Mark, over here

This week’s post is an unusually long one in response to Mark Dapin’s article on Broken Hill Bent not Broken that caused such a fuss when it appeared in the … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 26 Comments

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