Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Farmer with a sense of fun celebrates Australia Day

Cath Marriott is one of the farmers I interviewed for my next book. I was speaking to her on the phone today and she told me her daughter did something … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 7 Comments

The Power or the Glory

The two women I met this week, one on a dairy farm three hours west of Melbourne, another on a sheep farm two hours north, sought neither power nor glory … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · 6 Comments

Tiny Tassie packs a punch

I once booked a flight to San Jose for a job in Puerto Rico. Unfortunately the capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan. I was reminded of that blunder as … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 4 Comments

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