School Days, Reminiscences of Robbie Cheadle

I am over at Norah Colvin’s lovely blog with a post about my school days growing up in South Africa. Norah shares wonderful posts with lots of insight into bringing out the best in children and helping them take delight in learning and reading. Do pop over and have a look around.

Norah Colvin

Welcome to the School Days, Reminiscences series in which my champion bloggers and authors share reminiscences of their school days. It’s my small way of thanking them for their support and of letting you know about their services and publications.

This week, I am pleased to introduce Robbie Cheadle, author, poet and blogger. I’m not sure when or where I first met Robbie, but I know was captivated by her delightfully unique Sir Chocolate series of picture books which she illustrates with amazing fondant figurines. I was also intrigued to know that these books were jointly written with her and her son Michael, starting from when he was ten years old. There are now six books in the Sir Chocolate series and, since then, Robbie has published a memoir of her mother’s war-time childhood, co-written a book of poems, and had others of her poems and short stories featured…

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32 thoughts on “School Days, Reminiscences of Robbie Cheadle

  1. I learned even more about you from this interview. I struggled, as I can see you do, with the great disparity of educational opportunities in your country. We have similar disparities here, though kids aren’t under trees without bathrooms. They are underserved, taught by new teachers who often don’t last, and underfunded.

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    1. I have started to realise this about the US, Elizabeth. I always thought that the schooling must be largely really good in such a bit and vibrant economy but it seems that there are significant pockets of poverty in America. It is a shame.

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  2. Robbie, a terrific interview with you. I feel for you and the fourteen schools you attended during your childhood, that is a lot of moving, trying to make new friends, settling down to new teachers, lessons. I’m impressed with you joining KPMG and a friend went with them after her degree and the workload was phenomenal… made a degree seem a breeze! Ahhh … the photo of you in the paper is delightful, and a lovely memory for you.

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    1. Thank you, Annika. It didn’t seem that difficult at the time. I think you are quite adaptable when you are a child. Corporate life is hard work and long hours. Lately I have become a bit weary of the stress but there are good things too.

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