Margot Robbie is fed up with being constantly asked when she is having a baby

By Nina Steele Here we go again! At 28, Margot Robbie is already hugely successful. She has appeared in over 20 movies, has been nominated for 36 awards, of which she’s won 9.… Read the rest

Ellen DeGeneres scores top marks for her Netflix special ‘Relatable’

By Nina Steele The last time Ellen DeGeneres did stand up was back in 2003. 15 years later, she is at the top of her game and hugely successful.… Read the rest

If you are feeling down because your life has not turned out the way you expected, this story may help you put things into perspective

By Nina Steele For many people, this time of the year can feel quite heavy. That’s partly because, there is often the inevitable soul searching.… Read the rest

We will be welcoming this New Year as we did the previous one, just the two of us

By Nina Steele Growing up, New Year’s Eve was a very big deal. In the Ivory Coast, and by extension the whole of Africa, welcoming the New Year is a far bigger deal than Christmas.… Read the rest

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