The Jhooming Nomad – New Blog

So having packed up and rented out my house – I am now on the road… First stop London, and then Sri Lanka followed by Kenya. So far on the list for next year I have India, Italy, Indonesia, Philippines and Switzerland… And as I travel I want to share my experiences with you through my new blog The Jhooming 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 →

Nic Says Four Little Words

“I met Nic when I was delivering a training session for Cruse Bereavement and I was touched by her kindness and compassion and also her passion to make grieving acceptable – removing any shame or taboo from it. Her campaign ‘Four Little Words’ is about getting people to be comfortable with grief – to be comfortable saying the words ‘Sorry More →