St Petersburg, Winter 1757
Dear Cherie (and boring French man who is only a King)
We Empresses must just stick together. We MUST do Berlin again, my diary is clear for 1759 so lets make it then shall we? I need a new necklace, I so need one to offset this headgear.
Love the family picture.
Peter, well you know Peter, still storms up and down the corridors with his boots on shouting in German ... that boy will be the death of me.
I've had a letter from a Swedish person who wants to join. I know its better if its just us girls but we already have that minor French King so would you mind awfully if I invited the boring Swedish man along too ... you can invite that nutter Ludwig if you want. Anyway, Catherine is off on one of her rants, seems she doesn't like the idea of Prussians being in Stettin (muttered something about spoiling her memories of her first little pony), so it seems like I will just have to invade.
Oh I've sent some of those lovely hairy Cossacks to visit ... remember, whatever you do, don't let them have any matches.
All the best Liz