After all my talk of nobody sending letters anymore, I’ve received a letter. It’s addressed to me personally and it’s an invitation. No need to RSVP here…I just need to pick up the phone and arrange an appointment for my smear test. This week, it’s Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. Recent statistics suggest that number of women attending for their¬†smear test has been steadily dropping since 2012, with one in four women not attending for their routine smear. In the 25 – 29 years age bracket, this drops to one in three women. Smear tests prevent 75% of cervical cancers from developing, which is really quiteRead More →

So at work today (in between working extremely hard) we were discussing letters. I may not be a ‘Hoarders from Hell’-level hoarder but I do have a bit of a tendency towards nostalgia and like to keep things that I consider to be of sentimental value. My husband may classify some of these items as ‘recycling’. Over the years, I have kept most of the letters that friends and family have sent to me, and tonight (whilst the husband works) I have dug them all out.¬† The first thing that struck me about my near record-breaking collection of letters was the power of them. WithinRead More →