Christmas day dawned, grey and overcast. Willy peeped out of the window and chirruped with delight, the window pane was covered with frosty, fern-like patterns. Mom came into our bedroom and smiled at Willy’s enthusiasm. “Jack Frost has been visiting”, Mom said.
“Jack Frost?” Willy focused on Mom. “Who is Jack Frost”? “Ah”, said Mom. “Jack Frost is the little elven man who carves the pretty patterns into the frost on the window panes. He visits during the night with his chisel and other carving tools and creates all the pictures of fern fronds, flowers and crystals.
Willy was enchanted. Jack Frost sounded very interesting. “What does Jack Frost look like?”
“Jack Frost is very scary looking. He is very, very thin with long arms and legs and very long fingers. His long fingers help him to sculpt the frost pictures on the windows. His breach is icy cold and when he blows on the grass on a winter’s night it freezes, and the dew turns to ice. His clothes are made of soft white material and are edged with white fur. He wears a white scarf and a woollen white hat. He has a sharp and pointed nose with a snow icicle hanging from the end. His eyes are dark and sometimes, he bites your toes and nose and gives you frostbite if you outside at night.”
I was born in London in the United Kingdom. My father died when I was three months old and my mother immigrated to South Africa with a tiny baby me. I have lived in Johannesburg, George and Cape Town in South Africa and attended fourteen different schools. This gave me lots of opportunities to meet new people and learn lots of social skills as I was frequently “the new girl”.
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant and specialise in Corporate Finance, with a specific interest in listed entities and stock markets. I have written a number of publications on listing equities and debt instruments in Africa and foreign direct investment into Africa.
My husband, Terence Cheadle and and I have two lovely boys, Gregory and Michael.
Michael (aged 11) is the co-author of the Sir Chocolate series of books and attends school in Johannesburg.
Gregory (aged 14) is an avid reader and assists Michael and me with filming and editing our YouTube videos and editing our books.
I am also the author of the new Silly Willy series the first of which, Silly Willy goes to Cape Town, is now available.
Robbie and Michael Cheadle’s books Sir Chocolate books – currently available
A5 format for children aged 6 to 9 years
Square format for younger children aged 2 to 5 years
Sir Chocolate and the strawberry cream berries story and cookbook:
Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet live in Chocolate land where you can eat absolutely everything. Join them on a fantastic adventure to find the amazing strawberry cream berry and learn how to make some of their scrumptious recipes at the same time.
Sir Chocolate and the baby cookie monster story and cookbook:
Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet find a lost baby cookie monster. Join them on an adventure to return the baby to its mother and learn how to make some of their delicious recipes at the same time.
Sir Chocolate and the sugar dough bees story and cookbook:
A greedy snail damages the flower fields and the fondant bees are in danger of starving. Join Sir Chocolate on an adventure to find the fruit drop fairies who have magic healing powers and discover how to make some of his favourite foods on the way.
Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River story and cookbook:
The Condensed Milk River where Sir Chocolate goes fishing has stopped flowing. The water creatures are losing their homes. Can Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet solve this problem? Includes five lovely new recipes.
Silly Willy goes to Cape Town
When the George family go on holiday to Cape Town, Cautious Craig cannot believe what he has to endure at the hands of his naughty and wilful younger brother, Silly Willy. Willy throws tantrums at the most embarrassing and inappropriate times, causes a commotion on the aeroplane and tries to steal a chameleon from Butterfly World. What is a poor older brother expected to do in these situations?