Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The Good Life

What makes a life worth living? I’m half way through Hugh Mackay’s thought-provoking book, The Good Life, and he keeps coming back to the notion of happiness. Controversially, Mackay thinks … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · 8 Comments

There’s gold in my garden

I struck gold when Lynne Gall gave me a gift of strawberry plants. The clutch of straggling plants, dug up from Langawirra Station and delivered as part of a generous … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Spare the tree, said he

There’s a lemon scented gum tree in our back garden, Eucalyptus citriodora. ‘A sapling appeared eight years ago. I didn’t have the heart to pull it up,’ said Clyde. Admirable … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

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