Blogger Recognition Award!

I nominated Penny of PennyWilsonWrites for the Blogger Recognition Award and here is her lovely response post.

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The mind of a writer or a Mad Hatter

I have been told, in the recent past, that I write in riddles, speak in tongues and that not everyone can be like me [read as no one can understand a word I say]. I find these comments puzzling as I think everything I write and say is as clear as crystal.

Comments like these make me feel like the Mad Hatter

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Or the March Hare

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Or maybe Cheadledee and Cheadledum!

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Oops, no that is Gregory and Michael [grin].

To this end, I thought I would try to write down how I imagine my mind works in poetry form.

The mind of a writer

My mind

is like the ocean

during a storm


Thoughts swirling

Sometimes pounding

Ideas sweep to the shore

like waves

rushing in

and then receding

out of reach

Some are left

like debris

scattered on the beach

I walk among them



Selecting the best

Discarding the rest

Like broken shells

The seed of an idea

washed up by the storm

may take root

and grow

It’s petals

gently unfurling

into an exotic blossom.

By Robbie Cheadle

Pictures are from Google via Disney’s Alice in Wonderland movie site


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




Blogger’s Books: Robbie Cheadle

Michael and I are visiting Pete from the lovely Beetleypete blog today. Thank you so much Pete for having us over, we are delighted.


Today, I am delighted to be featuring the new book by the lovely Robbie Cheadle, and her son, Michael. Robbie is my kind of blogger; committed, engaged, and generous with her time and comments. Robbie blogs from her home in South Africa, the land that brings us gold and diamonds, and perhaps more importantly, my favourite red wine, Pinotage. She has sent me an introduction, and a short bio too. Please enjoy her work, and if you think it might appeal to you, links are available at the end.

Thank you, Pete, for inviting Michael and I over for a visit to tell you about our new book Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River story and cookbook.

When Michael was learning to read, he would do anything to distract me from the work at hand. He started off by running away but later that year he got cleverer and…

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Blogger recognition award

My dear friend Maria from Eternamenta blog has nominated me for the Blogger recognition award. You can find out more about Maria and her delightful blog here:

Michael and I had just published our first Sir Chocolate book when I found out about blogging. I had heard of blogs but didn’t know much about the process at all. I was looking for a platform to share my poetry with other writers and also my fondant art and baking. My brother-in-law recommended WordPress and he helped me to open a blog account. I started by doing a search for other writers of poetry and other people who worked with fondant and enjoyed baking. It took me about six weeks to get the hang of how the blogoshere worked and I found that I loved it. I really enjoy reading other peoples flash fiction, poetry and book reviews. I have learned so much from the wonderful bloggers, authors and bakers I follow and interact with and I would recommend blogging as a wonderfully activity and mode of making on-line friends and sharing all sorts of advice and ideas.

My two tips for new bloggers are as follows:

  1. Use your blog as an opportunity to meet like minded people and make on-line friends. Follow people whose blogs interest you and comment on their posts. Have conversations and learn from other people.
  2. Take time to create interesting and informative posts with interesting content. Engage with the people who follow you and respond to their comments.

To me, my circle of blogger friends are like a family and I celebrate their triumphs, book launches and successes with them. I feel their pain and share in their concerns and problems. It is a real virtual community.

I would like to nominate the following bloggers for this award:

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Vicki from

Colleen from

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Penny from

Susan from

Yvette from


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