Beccy is a Shining Light

“Beccy and I used to work for the same local dance school and when I was setting up Just Jhoom! I asked her advice about the dance and fitness industries – of which I knew so little at the time. And thus was born a professional and personal connection – that has proved one of the most important in my More →

Nicky Inspires Creativity

“My first meeting with Nicky was complete serendipity. I was selling Kenyan jewellery at a Christmas fair at a Surrey school and Nicky was visiting a friend whose child went there. When Nicky learnt that I was a professional dancer, she invited me to work with Create (following a rigorous assessment process!). In the years that followed I led dance More →

Last Just Jhoom! Class in Cranleigh

And so it was…the last Just Jhoom! class in Cranleigh. After teaching Bollywood dance there since 2005, and launching Just Jhoom! in 2010, I taught my last Just Jhoom! class on Saturday 14 September 2019. It really felt like an end of an era! For 2 hours, Jhoomers and Just Jhoom! Instructors jhoomed to 24 Bollywood tunes. From the ubiquitous More →

A Widow’s Story – As Told Through Photographs

These photos signify the Hindu widow – wearing a white sari – with a bare back. The inspiration was taken from the film Water by Deepa Mehta. The long hair is in defiance to the norm where a Hindu widow’s hair is shorn back. The photos are taken in a cold, grey tint to show the starkness of the story. More →

From Wife To Widow

In the moment that my husband Jeremy took his last breath, my identity changed from being his wife to being his widow… On 28 July 2016 my beautiful, kind husband Jeremy died from a rare form of renal cancer. It was the most devastating thing to have happened to me in my life. During the first two years of grieving More →

Mandy Writes From The Heart

“I first met Mandy when I was interviewed on Brooklands Radio for their Just Women show. At the time I had just published my memoir Always With You – and was still in a fairly raw state of grief. Mandy was kind and compassionate as I opened up about my bereavement. When I learnt about the death of her brother More →