Welcome to Broken Hill

I started blogging at the end of 2018 under the name I Cooked That: Honest Cooking for Living when I was living in Sydney and Canberra. It was about sharing a bit of my cooking life. I was focused on cooking seasonal foods, making foods from scratch, learning more about kitchen gardens and growing fruit and vegetables. However, by March 2020, I’d moved to Wilyakali Lands (Broken Hill, a town in far west New South Wales) and A Home in the Outback was born. I was seven months pregnant, we’d purchased our first home and I was excited about creating a garden and experiencing life in the outback. We were embarking on a new adventure in more ways than one!

I love learning and communicating through media. I have more than 10 years professional experience working in communication and media. But I’m stepping back from my paid work to enter a new type of work: being a mum and creating a home in the outback.

Since moving to Broken Hill, I’ve become a lay minister with the Anglican Church of Broken Hill and the Far West. I lead a mainly music program for 0-5 year olds and their parents/carers once a week. I’ve done a graduate diploma of theology and I’m interested in what they call practical theology. You won’t find me writing much about theology though. I am inspired by people who live it and show it. I’m interested in gardening and nature and the idea of place. I’m a much better writer than speaker, so I’ll hope you follow along and join me on the journey.


The Broken Hill Post Office
Broken Hill from Line of Lode Lookout
Rosie and Busby, our Curly-Coated Retrievers, join us for the adventure.