I'll be honest - I'm not even sure when I last wrote an informal letter to anyone. Since email hit the big time, I've found no reason or motivation to ever write one. Even my aunties and uncles are available via email. I wonder when the next will ever be written. This wasn't always the case. In my early teenage years, I had a couple of 'Pen Pals'. One girl in particular though that I stayed in contact for years. Our school teamed up with another from northern England, the names went in a hat and we began exchanging letters once a week with our match. I used to really enjoy it. It was exciting when her letter came through the post, sealed up with stickers and whatnot. I gave the letter my full attention too. I enjoy the ease and reach of email but for me, it lacks the same personal touch and excitement of a letter. Did you ever have a pen pal? Tell us a little about them. Perhaps you still do? (There are plenty of pen pal websites around) And, outside of work, how often do you write letters?