Tuesday 16th April
We woke to sunshine again today although there
was a cold wind blowing all day. After breakfast we loaded up a picnic
and set off the hour and a quarter to Wales to Chirk Castle.
spent a couple of hours exploring the tower, the dungeons and the family
rooms - all fascinating. I then put Penny into the pillory ...
We then went the 5 minute walk back to the
entrance to eat our picnic in the picnic shelter. It was still a bit
chilly, but it was nice to eat outside.
After lunch we decided to
go in the woodland walk to see if we could see any of the woodland
piggies! We did! But only one! On our way back we took some time out in
the bird hide and watched various tits feeding.
On returning to
the castle entrance we went to the tea shop and all had a cream tea with
my winnings from the Grand National sweepstake at work. It was scrummy!
finished our visit off with a trip to the farm and gift shop where
Penny treated us to some sweets and I bought Hugh some black pudding.
then drove into Chirk and parked up to take a walk along the aqueduct.
It was so windy up there that we didn't walk all the way across as it
felt as if we would be blown over the side! We took some photos though
and were lucky to see a barge come across and to then go into the
The journey home was uneventful and we went into Sainsburys
to get a bit of shopping before coming home to eat a nice meal of
chicken Kiev and a glass of wine. Another lovely day. I am feeling every