Meet my work team

Did I ever mention that I work in Capital Markets. My little work team deals with the rules and regulations of various stock exchanges. To date I have worked with the listings requirements for Johannesburg, London, Toronto, Australia, New York, Frankfurt, Paris, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Namibia and Kenya. I also have some knowledge of the rules and regulations for Zambia, Nigeria and Ghana. How could you not like such a fascinating job!

I have a small team of ladies who work primarily with me and what special people they are.

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First up is Delightful Donna. She is exactly like Snow White in the Disney Movie. She is quite happy to keep house for all the rest of us and forgive the wicked Queen for poisoning her. A nicer person you could not hope to find and we could not do without her. I am dedicating the song Whistle While You Work from the film to Donna:


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Then there is Beautiful Bianca. Bianca has only been part of this team for a short while but is already indispensable. Bianca reminds me of Belle from Beauty and the Beast; she knows there is a beast out there and she is prepared to face him but she isn’t quite sure what she has got herself into. She is also most accommodating of partners and clients who reach out to her for assistance and is doing a great job of getting to an answer almost entirely on her own.

I am dedicating Be Our Guest from this movie to Bianca:

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Lovely Lara is the youngest member of our team. She is a bit like Aurora in Sleeping Beauty. We are keeping her in the dark about the wicked fairy out there and telling her not to speak to strangers but we are also bestowing her with some gifts to deal with her when she does make an appearance. I think, to poor Lara, the rest of us are a bit like the good fairies in the movie trying to make Aurora’s dress – we don’t always agree on the colour!

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Lastly, there is me. I used to think I was the Queen of Hearts – All ways are my way but I have come to realise that I would actually expect my team to paint the white roses red if that is what the situation called for. I have decided that I am more like Alice, when I get to a crossroads and the sigh post is not clear, I will make a choice and decide on a path regardless. Fortunately, the paths I chose usually end up in the right place.

I am dedicating my absolutely favourite Disney song to myself. Painting the roses red:

Of course, I could also be the White Rabbit as I am alway chasing my tail and am invariably late. I also fancy the idea of the March Hare…

Thank you to Disney and Google for the pictures and songs.

Have a great Sunday!

BTW, if you should chance to come across my Mother, do not tell her about this post, she already thinks I am quite mad and write absolute rubbish!


Robbie and Michael Cheadle are the co-authors of the Sir Chocolate Book series and Robbie Cheadle is the author of Silly Willy goes to Cape Town


81 thoughts on “Meet my work team

  1. What a lovely way to honour your workmates, Robbie. It sounds a lovely workplace with a great team. I know all the songs but Painting the Roses Red, and unfortunately it won’t play for me here. Nevermind, I can probably Google it and get it to work.

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  2. Hmm what Disney character would I be? King Louie probably when in work mode. Though the number of rabbit holes I went down as a Lawyer makes me think it could easily have been an Alice wannabe too. Oh and as a former commercial lawyer who once struggled with listing rules and their Byzantine complexity and frustrating absurdities you are either Nemo or the Wicked Witch depending what you are doing to them!

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  3. Robbie, wow, what an interesting international job and what a wonderful team. I love your presentation of them all…original and fun. Have they seen this? When you mentioned Alice, I immediately thought of the White Rabbit…I’m always chasing my tail, rushing around!! A great Sunday morning Read…have a lovely day! Xx😀

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      1. I have good relationship with them. However, unlike you I wouldn’t be as nice, it would be full of Ursula’s and other baddies. I just can’t help myself. I need to stay on good terms with them as I wouldn’t survive with out my lovely assistants.

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  4. What a delightful team you have around you Robbie, and this post made me smile.. Just what I wanted on this cold dark wet Monday.. And what a fascinating job of work you do .. Which only adds to my own admiration of how you dedicate your time and energy to accomplish all that you do..
    🙂 Have a wonderful day and I hope you do not run into the Mad Hatter! 🙂
    Love and HUGS xxx

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