Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Sometimes you can’t eat kale either

Max Dupain must have photographed Sydney on a day like today. Even my studio is awash. There are benefits of course. The ground will drink in this soaking rain and when … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 10 Comments

Exploring the back streets of Balmain

This crowded suburb of Sydney was once staunchly working class, home to dockyard workers, miners, boilermakers and shipwrights. It’s an area steeped in history, now largely gentrified. The local Oval hosted … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 6 Comments

The calming effect of nature

Since Australian Farming Families hit the bookshops last week I’ve been talking to newspapers, magazines, radio shows and even ABC Breakfast News (my favourite so far has to be the … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 12 Comments

Knobbly Ones

It was comforting to visit the community garden this week, and not for the reasons you might think. The peas were showing signs of die back, caterpillars had been munching … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

Dirty Fingers

Here’s how bad it was. For several weeks now I’ve been staring at a sample of artificial turf – a chemical laden sheet of toxic waste masquerading as grass – … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · 12 Comments

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