Monday was a public holiday and Mr Q and I (together with my visiting sister) took the opportunity of visiting a National Trust property - Erddig in North Wales. It was very busy but very enjoyable. I particularly liked some over-the-top Chinese wallpaper in the one of the bedrooms and I think my sister's favourite bit was lunch in the restaurant! The gardens were beautiful too. They included the most perfect apple blossom on some of the oldest apple trees I've ever seen.