Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday 28th July Pats Birthday and Plas Newydd

Dull again this morning, but not a problem as were were going to visit the National Trust property Plas Newydd and have lunch in the tea room there, it's Pat's Birthday, and that is what she wanted to do.
We arrived about 11 and a decided to take the courtesy buggy down to the house to spare Pat's joints, the driver was ever so helpful and took us on a tour of the grounds as well.

How about this for a settee? it's actually bales of straw covered in turf, but it really is quite comfortable to sit on and a big draw with visitors, especially the kids!
We always visit the terraced garden when here as there are some lovely flowers
And there was a lot more in bloom than when we came here in the spring, look at these beauties!
Heres a view from the lower level, there is a bower covered in Clematis , they were in seed this time and bloom on our earlier visit
Throughout the garden there are classical Greek Statues busts, and urns, this head of Zeus was in the Bower

And here is a view of the back of the house as we rode back in the buggy
We had a great lunch in the "Whistler Cafe" which is situated at the entrance, Mushroom and Leek Bake in a cheesy sauce, with seasonal vegetables and salad, plus tea for Pat and a Latte for me.
When we got back to site we stopped at the entrance to buy an ice cream and spotted the first colourful butterflies we have seen in a long time on the Buddelia

So out came the cameras of course!
After tea a burst of sunshine tempted us out so we drove down to Beaumaris and along the coast road in the direction of Penmon where I got this view of the clouds hanging over the mountains.
Another great day!

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