Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

What to do if you find a frog in Fiji.

If you’re anything like me you’ll take a photograph. It’s hard not to be captivated by these tiny hopping creatures that appear everywhere after it rains in Fiji, hopping gaily … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · 7 Comments

The view from my window

It rained this week. After days and weeks of unremitting heat and humidity, when barely a drop of moisture fell and Sydney sweltered under seemingly endless days of blistering sunshine, … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · 10 Comments

Be careful what you wish for

On the last day of July, with another month of winter still left here in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney’s temperature hit twenty-five degrees; nine degrees above average for this time … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 8 Comments

The mighty young farmer from Masham

The young farmer was solidly built, a jolly lad, seemingly impervious to the weather. It was cold enough last Monday on the North Yorkshire moors for Clyde to be wearing … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 6 Comments

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