We had a lovely few hours at Erddig a few weeks ago. It is an early 18th century country house near Wrexham with magnificent gardens, well, I say that, it is set in a 1,200 acre country park so we selected one of Husb's walks and set off round the grounds. And then promptly went the wrong way.
We did eventually find the Cup and Saucer.
Being a PGTips fan, I liked the sound of that.
The Cup and Saucer is what is left of a hydro-electric system which powered the Erddig Hall mansion, and is now a system of elevating water 90ft up to the gardens.
And then we abandoned Husb's walk and made up our own route, walking round the back of the house and then back through the outbuildings.
We liked the sound of the Yorke family who lived at Erddig. They were big hoarders, and made the most of what they had. The play rooms looked great fun and there were poems everywhere. Poems about the servants and the gardeners...they sounded such a fun family.
Not only did they sound fun, they wrote beautiful letters, they went on bike rides in the Wirral and they liked 3 of my favourite animals, turtles, elephants and horses.
The turtle on the table.
The elephant in the buggy,
and Dom Samourai the rocking horse.
The chapel was nice.
There were only 4 members of the Yorke family (looking out of the window in the photo below) but look how many servants they had. Crazy. But I still liked the sound of them. AND it was a lovely house. AND they grew FIGS in their gardens.
AND I liked Philip's quotes.