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Women in Botswana are choosing to have fewer children, hopefully setting an example for the rest of Africa

By Nina Steele I have never been to Botswana. Yet I have felt an affinity with the country ever since I watched the BBC TV series ‘The No.… Read the rest

The amazing story of Alice Barker

By Nina Steele Alice Barker lived to the ripe old age of 103. She had no children. She became world famous after videos of her in her prime, as a dancer during the Harlem Renaissance, were made public in 2014.… Read the rest

Paula Abdul has still got it, over 30 years after she first burst onto the music scene

By Nina Steele Watching Paula Abdul perform her number one song “Straight Up” on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’, was pure delight.… Read the rest

Comedian Helen Hong has chosen the childfree life and says her career gives her all the fulfilment she needs

By Nina Steele I stumbled upon Helen Hong while going through my facebook feed, and I am glad that I did, simply because she is very funny.… Read the rest

Can you imagine yourself as a centenarian?

By Nina Steele Reading the story of Julia Flores Colque, who currently holds the title of the world’s oldest living person, made me think of what I would do if I too were to live past 100.… Read the rest

Patricia Clarkson is happily childfree and has never wanted a husband either

By Nina Steele Watching Patricia Clarkson in the 2017 film ‘The Party’, currently showing on Netflix, was a total delight.… Read the rest

What do you choose to prioritise as a couple or person without children?

By Nina Steele Over a week ago, I did an interview for a podcast in which I mentioned certain benefits of not having children, including the impact on finances.… Read the rest

Oprah’s magic touch strikes again

By Nina Steele The one thing anyone familiar with the life and work of Oprah Winfrey will agree on, is that, whenever she gets behind a project or product, it takes off in a big way.… Read the rest

Planning for old age can be depressing but leaving things to chance should never be considered a viable option

By Nina Steele Reading the story of 104-year-old Daisy Staines reminded me of the story of another childless widow of similar age, who is still alive and well.… Read the rest

Migrationology: the travel blog with food at its heart

By Nina Steele It’s a fact that for a holiday to be truly memorable, the food you eat matters. My husband and I have travelled to some great destinations, but sadly, the food we ate in many of those places was a disappointment.… Read the rest