Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The last time

I had no idea when I wrote ‘Until the Next Time’ that it would be ‘The Last Time’. I began this weekly blog over three years ago to share the … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 36 Comments

The bright side of Spring

There’s so much to celebrate when spring arrives. Plants that have been dormant over winter burst into life and others that have shown little enthusiasm for growth positively thrum with … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · 10 Comments

I’m glad we broke up

Really glad. There, I’ve said it. I’m over you. To be honest (and if we can’t be honest after a break-up when can we be?) you were getting on my nerves. … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 21 Comments

Dear Sam Stosur

Dear Sam I’m not a tennis player. I’m a writer and part-time gardener and I know nothing about tennis. I was rubbish at sport at school (especially tennis) so I’m … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 15 Comments

An ounce of home

Ben Huberman posed this question (and thanks to Barbara Pyett for re-blogging): You’re embarking on a yearlong round-the-world adventure and can take only one small object with you to remind … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · 2 Comments


Barbara Pyett asked me to respond to a challenge. Answer four questions about writing, she said. Eeezy peezy lemon squeezy, I thought. What could be easier? Several things, as it … Continue reading

May 31, 2014 · 5 Comments

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