Kindred spirits are some of life’s many surprises

By Nina Steele My husband and I came across a couple who appeared to be in their 60s on our Sunday walk recently. We said hello as we walked past them.… Read the rest

Chris Packham does a brilliant job at addressing the issue of overpopulation

By Nina Steele It is the subject most public figures would rather not address because of the inevitable backlash. No wonder the issue of overpopulation, one of the most pressing issues of our time, is often referred to as ‘the elephant in the room’.… Read the rest

Another inspiring story of a childless person whose legacy has changed lives

By Nina Steele Dale Schroeder died in 2005 at the age of 86. He was from Iowa in the US. He never married and had no children. He lived frugally throughout his life and was said to have only owned two pairs of jeans.… Read the rest

Getting older and what it means both at a personal and professional level

By Nina Steele I really love getting older. I can now be myself without the need to feel as though I have to explain myself. I have always been confident.… Read the rest

The New Year is here and my expectations are high

By Nina Steele The start of a new decade is always a catalyst for great change. It is the culmination of all the choices we made in years past, and as such, my expectations for this year are quite high.… Read the rest

Michelle Wolf’s Netflix Special should come with a warning for those of a sensitive nature

By Nina Steele In her Netflix special “Michelle Wolf: Joke Show”, Michelle Wolf talks about issues ranging from abortion, feminism, childbirth (she is still debating whether or not to have children) and menstruation, to name but these few.… Read the rest

I will try to make this Christmas as simple and enjoyable as possible

By Nina Steele We are having a Christmas for two this year, and I have done my best to make it as simple and stress-free as possible.… Read the rest

You know you are making progress when you stop reacting to things that would normally send you screaming in anger

By Nina Steele I received a Facebook message from a close relative the other day asking for money. It was the latest of many requests, all of which I had said no to.… Read the rest

Festive season or not, our spending won’t be changing that much

By Nina Steele Stories of people getting into debt this time of the year, is one I cannot get my head around. Of course it is easy for me to say, as a childfree person who also happens to live frugally.… Read the rest

I always wondered what my 40s would look like, well now I know

By Nina Steele About a year ago, I woke up in the middle of the night completely drenched in sweat. I knew that it was a hot flush because I had read about it.… Read the rest