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 →

Chapter 22 – Walking in the Dark (Excerpt 14)

A paragraph from Chapter 22 It was an article in the Guardian that started me thinking about the idea of legacy. The article, ‘Top Five Regrets of the Dying’, was based on a book written by a palliative nurse, Bronnie Ware. She had spent years caring for people in their final hours and they had shared their thoughts with her 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 1 – A Rabbit In The Garden (Excerpt 2)

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 couple of paragraphs from Chapter 1 I had been brought up in a fairly strict Indian family, where it was expected that I would eventually marry More →

Always With You – Launching 30 June 2018

I am delighted to announce the launch of my new memoir Always With You – A true story about love, loss…and hope. Many of you will know that my beautiful, lovely husband and soulmate Jeremy passed away in 2016 after a two year battle with cancer. Since September 2017 I have been writing a revealingly honest book about our life More →