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Why so much outrage at the sight of older women dating younger men?

By Nina Steele Channel 4 did a documentary on older British women going to the Gambia, in West Africa, to find love. It aired recently and is entitled: ‘Sex on the beach’.… Read the rest

Can we just move on now that Ellen DeGeneres has apologised?

By Nina Steele They say you know who your true friends are when you get in real trouble and boy, how true has that been for Ellen DeGeneres.… Read the rest

Netflix documentary ‘RBG’ celebrates the life and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By Nina Steele Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fierce advocate for gender equality and women’s rights. She was loved by many, including childfree icon Gloria Steinem who was interviewed for the documentary.… Read the rest

What we see on social media is usually far from what really happens in real life

By Nina Steele A video kept popping up on my Facebook feed recently. At first, I chose to ignore it. Then out of curiosity, I decided to watch it.… Read the rest

A tough childhood doesn’t have to damage us irretrievably

By Nina Steele I had a conversation with a friend recently. It is a new friendship yet we both feel so comfortable with each other that we have been sharing some uncomfortable childhood stories we both experienced.… Read the rest

RIP Chadwick Boseman: November 29, 1976 – August 28, 2020

By Nina Steele I woke up to the news of Chadwick Boseman’s death and was completely floored. Like millions of people, I watched Black Panther and loved his performance in it.… Read the rest

I watched the story of Chris McCandless and understand why he did what he did

By Nina Steele Chris McCandless died in August 1992. He was aged 24. The story of his life has been made into a film: ‘Into the Wild’.… Read the rest

Why Dolly Parton has made writing a will a priority

By Nina Steele Dolly Parton has been married to her husband Carl Dean since May 1966. The couple has no children. Her personal fortune is estimated to be around $500 million.… Read the rest

What is going on with Ellen DeGeneres?

By Nina Steele I have been watching clips of the Ellen DeGeneres show on Facebook for a while now. As far as I am concerned, the show is all about giving and being nice.… Read the rest

It pays to know your limitations

By Nina Steele My husband and I came across an old man walking on his own in the Surrey countryside recently. As we walked past him, he stopped us to ask for direction.… Read the rest