Letters.

An Open Letter to a Recently-Bereaved Mother

Leigh Kendall | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Parents
Leigh Kendall

I am not going to tell you what to do, how to grieve. I cannot do those things, because while we may share a similar experience in common our individual journeys are so very personal. I felt so alone after my son died, and I hope this letter offers even a tiny bit of comfort to you.

Woman Writes Letter Of Complaint To NHS With Wonderful Twist

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Yael Biran broke her elbow, she was gobsmacked by the service she received in an NHS hospital. She decided to write a "letter of complaint" a...

13 Things to Remember When You're 13: Advice to My Younger Self

Clare Dyckhoff | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Dyckhoff

I thought it fitting that there's no time like the present to knuckle down and join the writers out there writing to their former selves. Not in a 'Clare, Clare, can you hear me?' way, but a reflective, reactive, and 'actually, you can learn a lot in 11 years' revelation that only comes with historical hindsight, and I hope is something others can relate to.

Letter to the Young

Aaron Vallely | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK
Aaron Vallely

Settled I was, in the dim of a Café in the gut of Dublin City. I was navigating myself through the torrent of Facebook status' on my phone, when I no...

A Letter to My Younger Self

Lizzie Jones | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Jones

Dear Lizzie, You are 18 right now and probably sitting in your trackies stressing about uni work and when you are next going to get to see your long distance boyfriend. As much as you feel like you don't, you really do have a lot going for you.

Is This The Most Sarcastic Resignation Note Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Stop everything, because this employee's resignation letter is going to make your day. In what is probably the most honest and gutsy letter of noti...

'I Can't Go To Your Birthday Party Because You're Black'

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Parents

A father has revealed the shocking RSVP his daughter received to her birthday invite, where a young classmate explained she might not be allowed to at...

Open Letter To The Lady Who Tutted At A Woman For Using The Disabled Loos...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

At first glance, Samantha Cleasby looks like your average 33-year-old. But in 2003 she was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The mot...

An Open Letter to Mum, Three Years Since You Passed

Rachael Chadwick | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Chadwick

I was once torn apart by nightmares that would haunt me night after night. Waking up from those was like losing you all over again. But, in the past year I have started to dream about you - beautiful you. Now there are times when I wake up and I feel like you have been right there beside me.

This Nine-Year-Old's Passive Aggressive Note To The Tooth Fairy Is Hilarious

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This letter acts as a valid warning to tooth fairies out there - be vigilant, don't miss tooth collection opportunities and if you do, run for the hil...

Hook the Customer Up to the Machine, Please

Neil Taylor | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK
Neil Taylor

They say you should never meet your heroes. Well, a couple of weeks ago I did. In fact, I got to interview mine: Professor Steven Pinker, Harvard's b...

When Email Becomes Efail

Paul Marshall | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Marshall

The first thing we do when we wake up is to check our emails. The last we do before going to bed is to check our emails. In the middle of the night we check our emails. Yes, sleep checking is the 21st century's sleep walking. Funny how you don't remember responding to that particular call to action. Sorry, but it's too late now. T

Memories of Us Not Enough? What Legacy Can the Single or Childless Leave?

Paula Coston | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

I'm 59, the eldest of four siblings, but have no partner and no children. A sense of inadequacy grows: what can I leave my nephews and nieces, and their children? I don't mean memories; I mean, what that is tangible and lasting, that I can equitably share among them? It's like feeling a phantom limb, a shadowy disconnect with future generations that I so ache to put right.

Paper Chase

Clare Finney | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Finney

"You can't cancel!" shrills the voice on the phone. "It's in the diary. That's final!" Though I'm hardly a model of reliability, it is my friend who flakes on our arrangements most, and I'm offended by the implication of her words. What does she mean 'I can't cancel'? Why does she care suddenly?

Last Letter Written Aboard Titanic Sells For Record Sum

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK

The last letter known to be written on the ill-fated Titanic sold for a world record £119,000 at auction today. The letter was penned by second cl...

Letter to My 10-year-old Self

Lucy Karsten | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Karsten

Firstly, congratulations on making it this far, what with your little sister hurling a metal bin at your head when you mocked her dolls and your even littler brother spending most of his time crawling about at the bottom of stairs, meaning that you've tripped over him and smashed your head on the marble floor more often than advisable.

Why Love Letters Belong on Paper

Sue Moorcroft | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Moorcroft

In the aftermath of the Second World War Tom had to return to his family after spending the duration in Polly's tiny rural village. Circumstances and parents didn't allow the young couple to meet for a year. It was their daily love letters on cheap lined paper torn from exercise books that kept their love alive.

The Second Coming of Letter Writing Is Upon Us

Daniel M. Cooke | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Cooke

In today's world everything is recorded. Every little thing is captured, monitored, kept and stored, but none of it is special, none of it is treasured and kept for a reason. So instead of traipsing through conversation and email histories to find those moments that matter just write a letter, and you will say more and it will mean more to the person that you are saying it to.

An Open Letter to My Bras

Sarah Kwong | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

Man, what a rollercoaster. You've known me since I was a kid, desperate to fill out a cup, any cup. ('Does an AAAA exist?') You were there, in your soft, first bra material, noble and strong, even when I was forcing tissue paper into your lungs, believing you weren't enough.

The Round Robin Re-Write

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Dear friends, family and rivals, Merry Christmas! My fabulous family and I will be dominating the next A4 sheet of paper, more if I can think of enough ways to make unemployment sound smashing. Anything for you, cherubs.

An Audience of One - Why Letters Rock

Natasha Chowdory | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Chowdory

I put aside one Sunday every month to write letters to loved ones. Yup you read that right. I pick up a pen (usually a fountain pen or a very nice biro) and put said pen to paper and write full English sentences on said paper with the aforementioned pen. There isn't a piece of technology in sight. Well ok, when I Instagram what I'm doing to show off the fact that I still write letters to people.

Boy Writes Letter To Nasa Asking To Go To Mars...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Tech

Those chaps at Nasa are a good bunch. Not only do they dedicate their lives to exploring the cosmos for the advancement of mankind but they also ta...

Inappropriate Correspondence: The Patronising Plan of the Tory Government.

Jacob Fritz | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jacob Fritz

In what has been labelled as a step to encourage those from poorer backgrounds to attempt to attain places at highly ranked universities; it seems to me that the Conservative Government are effectively saying congratulations for achieving something that has been made considerably easier for the wealthy.

Forty Years of Amnesty International's Urgent Action

Kate Allen | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK
Kate Allen

The tenacity and forthrightness of Amnesty's founding members is truly remarkable and admirable. These were ordinary people with ordinary jobs, who appointed themselves as moonlighting human rights defenders. They picked up their pens and wrote to heads of state, demanding that they release prisoners.

Descartes' Dogs

Robert McNamee | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Robert McNamee

It is striking just how similar Descartes' theory on 'reflex' is to Pavlov's theory of 'conditioning'. Just as in Pavlov's conditioning experiment, performed two hundred and seventy one years after Descartes' letter outlines his theory of 'reflex', the two stimuli necessary for conditioning, the conditioned and unconditioned stimuli, are paired causing the 'planned conditional response'.