There is this assumption that because you have no children, you must have lots of money lying around

By Nina Steele A relative of mine tried to get hold of me the other day. He rang a total of 8 times. I didn’t answer because I knew what it would be about.… Read the rest

A hilarious encounter that reminded me why living your life trying to please others is a bad idea

By Nina Steele A few weeks ago, I was loading the boot of our car with my grocery when a woman approached me. I happily talk to strangers whenever I have the chance and I smiled when she said hello.… Read the rest

Why so much obsession with mobile phones?

By Nina Steele My husband and I recently spent a week in Zermatt, Switzerland. We had a wonderful time there hiking in the mountains.… Read the rest

There are limits to what you can do in the garden when you suffer from hay fever

By Nina Steele In a recent article, columnist Grace Dent, who is childfree, bemoans the fact that her garden is in a sorry state.… Read the rest

Say what you like about marriage, at least it protects you against some of the vagaries of life

By Nina Steele Two days ago, the Ivory Coast lost one of its most talented artists, aged just 33. His stage name was DJ Arafat (Born Ange Didier Houon).… Read the rest

Family finds a wife for man who died childless so as to continue his lineage

By Nina Steele Yes you heard it right! This I understand from a short clip from BBC Africa, is Igbo custom. For those not in the know, the Igbo people are an ethnic group from Nigeria.… Read the rest

Have the courage to live your best life no matter how big the sacrifice

By Nina Steele I was reading an article the other day about people who have chosen a life of solitude, away from the rest of society.… Read the rest

I love a good laugh and Patricia Routledge in “Keeping Up Appearances”, always delivers

By Nina Steele Patricia Routledge was born on February 17, 1929. She has never married and has no children. Of that, she said in a 2001 interview: “I didn’t make a decision not to be married and not to be a mother.… Read the rest

Jennifer Aniston is the latest A-list movie star to have a big hit on Netflix

By Nina Steele I have to admit that I only watched “Murder Mystery” out of curiosity. I came across a few articles in which it was revealed that the movie, which stars Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, had been watched by almost 31 million Netflix subscribers in its first opening weekend.… Read the rest

My glass is always half full, it is a survival mechanism that has served me well

By Nina Steele I have lost count of the number of articles I have read recently regarding mental illness reaching epidemic proportions.… Read the rest