An Anniversary Tribute

I had a rather cryptic message from my friend Sian www.siantphoto.com on Friday. “Do you have a red kurti/dress? And also how do you feel about a short walk in the woods early Sunday morning to catch the mist? The two are connected to a photo idea.” Now I’m used to Sian and her crazy, artistic and wonderful ideas – 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 →

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 4 – Feet Away, Worlds Apart (Excerpt 3)

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 4 It was the only way forward, I knew that now. The only way out of this mess I had created. Yes, it 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 →

Farewell Just Jhoom!

I bring you this blogpost with a sense of great sadness and yet hope for the future. Over the last few months I have made the difficult decision to close down my beloved business – Just Jhoom! As some of you may know, the last two years have been difficult for me with the passing of my beautiful, lovely husband and More →