Being Mother – Jeremy Lucas Education Fund

Educating youth, empowering communities, encouraging conservation “When people ask me if Jeremy and I had children together – I say no. But the reality is that we now have 16!” The Jeremy Lucas Education Fund (JLEF) is now in its third year and is going from strength to strength. JLEF currently supports 16 young people in secondary and tertiary education More →

Strength, Power, Wisdom! International Women’s Day

Resolute “I am determined. I am focused. I am unwavering.” Behind that steely determination is a hint of a smile that makes for a raw combination of tenacity and vulnerability. This is a woman’s strength!   Defiant “I am bold. I am daring. I am audacious.” Whatever life throws her way she will face it, she will fight it, she More →

Online Dating @ 40 – The Nobheads, Nutjobs and Nice Guys

Online dating is a fraught business at the best of times and dating at 40 when you expect to already be in a steady and committed relationship is…well let’s just say it can be interesting! I met my husband Jeremy when I was 21 and he was 40. He had gone through an acrimonious divorce the year before and was More →

Interview on Living Raw Radio

“In an open, honest and very candid radio interview, I talk about my depression, bereavement, family estrangement and all the life events that have shaped me over the years.” Shalini Bhalla-Lucas

Interviewed by award-winning businesswoman and radio presenter Geeta Sidhu-Robb for her radio programme on Living Raw Radio. More →

Life’s Changing Seasons

When we look back on a year it is usually the extreme lows and highs that we remember. We seem to forget the small things. This isn’t surprising given how much the big events and occurrences affect us. 2018 has been punctuated by loss after loss and it feels likes there has been no respite since the day Jeremy died More →