It's a bit over half-time on my holiday, and the right moment to hand out some awards and booby prizes.
These are the places I went to that had plenty of appeal. I would happily return to them on a future holiday. They get a Gold Lucy, that is, a much-coveted gold statuette of myself. They are listed below in the order I went to them:
Antony Gormley's Another Place
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
South Stack, Anglesey
Runners up are:
The Long Mynd
Travelling on Merseyrail
And the places that made me cringe, and deserve a Plastic Lucy - that is, a life-sized inflatable replica of myself on the lines of Mr Blobby - are as follows:
The rest neither set the Melford pulse racing with delight, nor made me seek rapid oblivion. Llangollen, Holyhead, Bangor, Dolgellau and Porthmadog for example.
I'm sorry if I seem to have misjudged your favourite town or holiday destination. But my decision has to be final and conclusive. Take consolation and comfort in the thought that I am a woman of sensibility and perception.