Thursday, 14 November 2013


My lovely blog friend Kristen (hope you don't mind me calling you that Kristen!) from challenged me to a new photo prompt game this week on Instagram. It's called the #5shotchallenge and basically, if you should choose to accept the mission you post 5 consecutive pictures for your chosen word before passing the challenge onto someone else. My word has been 'curiosity' and has been causing me some deep thinking!
Today's posted picture needed - I felt -  a little more explanation which there wasn't room for on Instagram.

A couple of weeks ago I bought a beautifully embroidered silk WW1 postcard. When I got it home I was fascinated to read the message on the back of it.

"Dear Annie, will you give Lottie this card as it is from a friend far across the sea. Hoping to meet you someday soon or after the war Annie" then there is some rubbed out writing. The address section simply reads "To Lottie from William"

Who was William? Was Lottie related to Annie or maybe a friend? Did they ever get to meet each other? Did it end in a romantic way or not?

Part of me would love to know the story behind the card - part of me is happy to imagine and fill in the story for myself. Curiosity.......


  1. Oooh! My mother has several of these WW1 silk embroidered postcards - they were sent by her uncle and father. I must look them out when I go to see my parents next month! What a great idea, the #5shotchallenge :-D

    1. Hi Croila,
      I hope you find the postcards - I'd love to see pictures of them :) And having that family link makes them all the more special.
      Are you on Instagram? I could forward you the challenge!!
      Karen x

  2. I love this! It's so mysterious and romantic. Old letters and postcards are such treasures. The embroidery is beautiful.

    Glad you are enjoying the challenge! I'm struggling with mine, the prompt is getting the best of me! I had an idea I'd love to run past you, if you are interested. It's another sort of blog/photo challenge. I don't see your contact info, but if you drop me an email I'll get back to you! Mine's: whateverislovelier{at}gmail{dot}com.


  3. Message on its way to you!
    Karen x