24 Nov 1907
Thank you my dear Miss Stephenson for kind letter received 12 Nov. Will try and answer it next mail at present I am without companion so I am kept very busy. Trusting you have quite recovered and will have A Very Happy New Year I remain Your Sincere Friend
Two days later, Catherine Balchin added “26 Nov 1907 Kindest Love CB” on the other side of the postcard which bears a picture of Trinity Street and Church, Colchester.
I couldn’t help but wonder whether this postcard might have been posted on 24th November 1907 if Catherine Balchin had had a companion!