Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Why Arkaroola’s worth visiting

The Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in the Flinders Ranges is as exotic as it sounds, and we almost didn’t get there. The debate over bacon and eggs centred on the wisdom of … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 16 Comments

An ounce of home

Ben Huberman posed this question (and thanks to Barbara Pyett for re-blogging): You’re embarking on a yearlong round-the-world adventure and can take only one small object with you to remind … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Long Journey Home

I was in Nyngan this week when I received news of Jane Lambert’s death. The call came just as wide bands of colour flared in the sky, marking sunset over … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 12 Comments

The heart of any home

Most tourists in their right minds would never choose to visit the dusty town of Birtamod, a polluted sprawl that dribbles across the main East West Highway in southern Nepal. … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 11 Comments

Dear Me

I’m writing a memoir, not because I’m famous but because the publisher thinks I have a story to tell. If I’m honest, so do I. But there’s the rub. Honesty. My … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 12 Comments

The romance of green and gold

I drove through the green and gold of WA’s central wheat belt this week and felt like winding down the window to shout Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi! The … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

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