Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Protect your patch

I’ve just come back from two days in Tasmania to discover birds have pecked at the 19 figs I’ve been jealously guarding for the past four months. I should have … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · 7 Comments

What a weekend

Book launch with Federal Minister Sussan Ley; workshop with Wendy Moore; friends, footie, an empty swimming pool and the best coffee I’ve ever tasted. Where else could we be but Broken … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 13 Comments

Moments that Matter

In a whirlwind week of talks, dinners, lunches and meetings there were moments that stood out – moments that matter. Alan Erskine is an award-winning Mildura based journalist and editor, … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 8 Comments

Gone Gardening

Facebook makes you sad. Gardening makes you happy. If you don’t believe me check out this recent report from the BBC, which seems to show that if you spend too … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

Raise the Roof!

Kick up your heels! Party! Spend money! Let’s keep those cash tills ringing and boost the economy! It’s easy to forget at this time of year, when shops are crying … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · 2 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

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