Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Seeds of doubt

The damage was slight, just a small dent in the car. And the culprit? A seedpod. It wasn’t just any old seedpod. This was a nine-inch whopper weighing in at a … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 18 Comments

Drought is back

Drought is back, and with a vengeance. The Australian government has introduced drought relief measures to many inland areas. I heard on the news two days ago that now includes … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 15 Comments

Reasons to be cheerful

On this overcast day in London, when Piccadilly was crammed with people hurrying to get somewhere—pushing prams, pulling suitcases, dragging recalcitrant children behind them—I took a five-minute detour through Green … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 14 Comments

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