Clara Elisabeth, Countess von Platen - Hallermund (14 January 1648 - 30 January 1700, Schloss Monplaisir, in what is now the Von-Alten-Garten in Hannover) was a German noblewoman, most notable as the mistress of Ernest Augustus (Elector of Hanover, father of George I. of England)

Clara Elisabeth, Countess von Platen - Hallermund (14 January 1648 - 30 January 1700, Schloss Monplaisir, in what is now the Von-Alten-Garten in Hannover) was a German noblewoman, most notable as the mistress of Ernest Augustus (Elector of Hanover, father of George I. of England)

The Royal Family -King George VI (The King's Speech) with his wife, the Queen Mother....princess Elizabeth....and princess Margaret.

The Royal Family -King George VI (The King's Speech) with his wife, the Queen Mother....princess Elizabeth....and princess Margaret.

Royal Stopover in Hendon. Chris Mullin, renowned politician, author and journalist, has a wealth of stories to tell. Here he remembers with great fondness the night the Queen slept in Hendon, an event that even to this day he is uncertain happened at all. http://memoryboxstories.com/beta/royal-stopover-in-hendon

Royal Stopover in Hendon. Chris Mullin, renowned politician, author and journalist, has a wealth of stories to tell. Here he remembers with great fondness the night the Queen slept in Hendon, an event that even to this day he is uncertain happened at all. http://memoryboxstories.com/beta/royal-stopover-in-hendon

It has been announced that the Countess of Wessex will pay a visit to troops from 5th Battalion The Rifles in Estonia. The first vanguard of troops is just heading out there for what will be one of…

It has been announced that the Countess of Wessex will pay a visit to troops from 5th Battalion The Rifles in Estonia. The first vanguard of troops is just heading out there for what will be one of…

And breathe....this weekend seems to have been an eternity in coming and before I know it I'm sure Monday will be snapping at my heels.  But just for now I'm having a 2nd cup of coffee working on a peaceful garter stitch shawl and enjoying the peace and quiet of a house where I'm the only human awake (the cats don't count- although I'm sure they would argue with that). Yarn is from #theclassicssociety collaboration between @countessablaze and @ofblithespirit and the pattern is my own…

And breathe....this weekend seems to have been an eternity in coming and before I know it I'm sure Monday will be snapping at my heels. But just for now I'm having a 2nd cup of coffee working on a peaceful garter stitch shawl and enjoying the peace and quiet of a house where I'm the only human awake (the cats don't count- although I'm sure they would argue with that). Yarn is from #theclassicssociety collaboration between @countessablaze and @ofblithespirit and the pattern is my own…

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