One day we went back into Wales to visit Powis Castle, which belongs to the National Trust. I love National Trust places, have spent many a times in my local ones. I had been to Powis Castle two years ago, my mum and I stopped for a break on a journey home, but I didn't have a National Trust membership at the time so we only went to the cafe. I remember that I thought the castle was very picturesque, I was quite excited to see what was inside.
Firstly we went around the inside of the castle, there wasn't any photography aloud, and the lighting was kept very dim to preserve the old furnishings. I love going around old houses and seeing how everything would have been decorated. Even though there were lots to see, we ended up going through it quite quickly. After having a look around the castle we went to The Clive Museum, which was all about the Clive of India, I found the exhibition very interesting as I previously hadn't known anything about him.
We decided to go for lunch next, they weren't serving hot food for a little while, so we just hung around the courtyard where Osian had a great time running about. Whilst waiting for food we got to see a Peacock spread his feathers, funnily enough on the walk from the car park up to the castle my Dad had been telling us how he'd never seen one do this. The Peacock did this quite a few times while we were there, all the Peahens ignored him and usually ended up walking away, but he got plenty of attention from humans, everyone was gathered around taking photos. Osian loved it, he kept pointing at the Peacock saying 'wow'.
After lunch we headed down to the gardens, where we found a big empty space, Osian had a blast running about. It's lovely finding places that are safe for him to run freely. After lots of running I decided it was time for Osian and I to head back, my parents and sister stayed for a while longer and took part in a trail. All the running about must have worn Osian out because he was asleep by the time we got 5 minutes down the road, he doesn't usually fall asleep so quickly.