I am an illustrator and an author of books, I have written a piece for The Guardian around unschooling. My children learn at home and are self directed learners, we travel as much as we can. I juggles my time between being with the kids and working on new books and projects.
I trained as an actress at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and wrote The South African Illustrated Cookbook, The Lovely Book for Wonderful Women and I also illustrated a kid's book by M.J. Amani called 'Excuse Me, I'm Trying to Read' and 'I am Me, You, Us and We' by Caroline Trowbridge. I recently co authored with Anthony 'Jump', Fall, Fly - from schooling, to homeschooling, to unschooling' my art work can be seen at http://lehlaeldridge.wix.com/lehla- and I blog about unschooling at www.unschoolingthekids.com
I also perform with Hoodwink Theatre Company.
Looking at different cultures
Like minded alternative educators
Things that make me laugh and feel good
Creatives and creativity
Learning through living
Co Author of Jump, Fall, Fly
Taught at an Italian homeschooling/democratic school in Italy
Co-founder/collaborator of alternative family school in Montagu, South Africa
Owned and ran The Succulent Cafe, Montagu, South Africa
Owned an apricot, grape and peach farm in Montagu, South Africa
Performer with Greg Thompson
Worked as a performer with Performance Artist Richard Layzell
Founded a theatre company and took a show to India to inaugurate the International Theatre Festival in Bombay