Childless woman dies leaving her million plus fortune to charity

By Nina Steele 
Helen Ruddock
Although Helen Ruddock, who is from the UK, died in 2015, aged 96, her story is only making headline news now, thanks to the fund that has been set up as per her will.… Read the rest

The intense scrutiny of the Macrons’ relationship is made worse by the fact that the couple have no children together

By Nina Steele It is quite shocking that so many people seem bothered by the love affair between Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte.… Read the rest

Enjoying the simple pleasures of life as a childless couple

By Nina Steele My husband and I have been enjoying watching ‘Breaking Bad’ lately. As anyone familiar with the show would know, the series started in 2008 and ended in 2013.… Read the rest

Theresa May says she will be a ‘bloody difficult woman’ in the Brexit negotiations: thank God for that!

By Nina Steele Just like Theresa May, I voted remain, but now, just like her, I want to get on with the whole business of delivering Brexit.… Read the rest

A holiday to remember although not so much the road from hell

By Nina Steele 
View of Abidjan from the hotel Novotel
My husband and I have just returned from a holiday to the Ivory Coast, my country of birth (we arrived back this morning).… Read the rest

TV presenter Kate Humble’s honesty about never wanting children is brave and commendable

By Nina Steele There is a tendency for people in the public eye who do not have children to say that they would love to have them.… Read the rest

Just because you are single and childless doesn’t mean you cannot live your fullest life

By Nina Steele Rob 38, is one of the participants in the BBC documentary ‘Second Chance Summer: Tuscany’, the first instalment of which I wrote about last week.… Read the rest

This story of courage and sacrifice shows that even in Africa, there are people who understand that having children you cannot afford is not a good idea

By Nina Steele I was told a very inspiring story recently of a young Liberian woman who gave her only child away because she could not afford to look after her financially.… Read the rest

We are constantly reminded of the preciousness of life and why nothing can be taken for granted

By Nina Steele I watched a BBC programme the other day entitled ‘Second Chance Summer: Tuscany’. The show follows ten people who for one reason or another, are contemplating starting a new life in Tuscany.… Read the rest

Some people have never experienced the joys of a happy relationship yet they still feel sorry for a happily childless couple

By Nina Steele A few weeks ago, I rang a relative of mine to tell her that my husband and I would be holidaying in the Ivory Coast some time this year, and offered to meet her whilst we were there.… Read the rest