Our trip to Dinefwr Park this week reminded me of one of my favourite monologue characters. She doesn't have a name but she does have very strong views about 'Historic Attractions'.
"Our basic needs met. That’s all folk really want out of life. It’s all very well listing your Ancient Monuments, which have their place, I’d be the first to acknowledge. Bernard and I like nothing more than a Sunday afternoon drive out to an Historic Attraction, but an old ruin is not much use if you’re taken short. I've found, even when visiting the great Heritage Sites, that you can’t depend on the facilities being up to scratch. Edith and I went on a trip to a Stately Home with the WI last year and we found the Powder Room sadly lacking. I said, ‘It’s a shame they haven’t spent some of their Lottery money on the simple things of life. It’s all very well spending millions to clean up some old painting, but what really matters to the visitors? One old Master or a delicately fragranced Powder Room?’ Priorities, that’s what it comes down to."