Always With You – Now On Sale!

Always With You – A true story of love, loss…and hope – a memoir written by Just Jhoom! founder Shalini Bhalla-Lucas Buy your signed copy from our shop. At 21, Shalini Bhalla (founder of Just Jhoom!) knew where she was heading in life. Born into a successful Indian family in Kenya, Shalini – at university in England – was preparing More →

Chapter 17 – Letting Go (Excerpt 10)

A paragraph from Chapter 17 I turned to look at Jeremy, sure that he would be having the same thoughts. But in that moment, something shifted. His whole face and body relaxed. The strain of all the past weeks and months disappeared and his face slipped into an expression of calm repose. It happened in seconds. In the same few More →

Chapter 10 – Cold Rain on Red Earth (Excerpt 7)

A paragraph from Chapter 10 After years of travelling all over the world, there was only one place I wanted to return to. I missed the friendliness of the Kenyan people, their melodious language, the changing, dramatic weather and the beauty of the landscape. From its bountiful national parks teeming with exotic wildlife, to its bustling coastline and cool mountain More →

Always With You – On Sale 12 July 2018

23 months ago today I lost the most important person in my life – my beautiful husband Jeremy. Today, in his memory, I am proud to reveal details of my new memoir Always With You…. Always With You is about my personal battles with mental illness, the coping strategies I relied on to regain a positive mental state after severe More →

Chapter 9 – Just Jhoom! (Excerpt 6)

A paragraph from Chapter 9 Just like Just Jhoom!, Jeremy and I shared a relationship that took the best of both our worlds and combined them together to create something entirely new. My mother’s fears of us experiencing a culture clash and a lack of common understanding proved to be unfounded. Jeremy and I enhanced each other’s understanding and embraced More →

Chapter 7 – The Crash (Excerpt 5)

For the next few weeks I will be publishing excerpts from my forthcoming memoir Always With You. Each excerpt will also have an insight into and the significance of the excerpt. (See below) A paragraph from Chapter 7 One evening, after a long day at work, Jeremy brought in an old cassette player that I had asked him for as More →