My Sunday Photo : Wales!

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Saturday September 5th 2015

This is the River Conway, North Wales, taken yesterday.

No filters or effects have been used, the sky really was that blue.

I think it will be a lovely scene to look back on during the Winter months.

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Have a lovely day!

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Powis Castle!

Ah there is nothing quite like family time!

Given that Ms Glade was still at home after helping out at The Party, we decided that we would make the most of Saturday and get out and about.

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I had recently seen a TV programme about Powis Castle and decided that it would make the perfect destination for a family adventure. So, Saturday morning saw us waving off our overnight guests, then hot footing it to the depths of Mid Wales.

Ms Glade was mightily confused (it doesn’t take much sometimes, bless her), as we seemed to zigzag the England/Wales border for a little while. It was a very scenic journey and thankfully the castle was very well signposted.

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Given that there was the promise of a warm scone upon arrival, we made our way directly to the tea room which was situated at the bottom of the beautiful garden.

However, the scones were cold and an odd shape, therefore the addition of jam and cream didn’t make for a very pretty photograph, you will just have to believe me that they were nice.

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We walked around the garden for a little while because they really were looking glorious. Even the tired 12  year old was impressed! There are some quite steep steps down to the garden and, there are seats strategically placed throughout the descent, on the climb back up we appreciated their thoughtful positioning and indeed, made use of them.

imageAt the top of the stairs this little chap met us and led us all the way out of the garden. We were desperate for him to put on a show but he must have felt comfortable because he refrained.

There are a number of peacocks living in the Castle’s grounds and by all accounts they seem to be the stars of the show.

That is, until you enter the house, where we were  greeted by a Butler, in full livery, who welcomed us  and arranged for the footman to collect your trunk. He reminded the ladies that they would not be welcome in the Billiard Room after dinner ha!

Unfortunately,  I couldn’t get any photographs inside the castle because the light has to be very dull to preserve the artefacts and you cannot use a flash on your camera.

It is beautiful inside, the bedrooms were my favourites. Prince Charles stayed in one of them as late as the mid 1990’s.

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We wiled away a lovely couple of hours, just looking at beautiful scenery and interesting treasures!  I would highly recommend a day out to Powis Castle, go for the peacocks if nothing else.

However, don’t forget to leave your four legged friends at home, Dogs are not allowed.

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I am linking with Aby at You Baby me Mummy and Em at Snowing Indoors for this week’s Point And Shoot!

 

 

 

Have a lovely day!