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Rosina Harrison’s career as personal maid to Lady Astor proved challenging and rewarding in equal measure

By Nina Steele Rosina Harrison was born in Aldfield, Yorkshire, in 1899. She began working for the Astors in 1929, first as maid to Lady Astor’s daughter and then as Lady Astor’s personal maid, until Lady Astor’s death in 1964.… Read the rest

If you are one of those lucky people with an overall good life, don’t risk it all by trying to fit in with some of society’s ideals

By Nina Steele I was watching a video clip of The Steve Harvey Show the other day. It was one of those segments when he is asked for advice by a member of the audience.… Read the rest

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

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

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

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

Not having children does not make you automatically fit

By Nina Steele Pictures of Jennifer Aniston sunbathing in Italy recently, attracted thousands of comments, mostly about her body.… Read the rest

Leonardo DiCaprio explains the basics of climate change in a documentary that encourages climate activism

By Nina Steele In the documentary “Before the Flood”, currently showing on Netflix, Leonardo DiCaprio explains the basics of climate change, with contributions from climate scientists and other prominent figures from across the globe.… Read the rest

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