Well, the National Trust magazine is something that I usually gaze at in wonderment, being obviously 20 years younger than their intended readers. It’s like an insight into my latter years, ooh, comfy shoes, that woman from that thing telling me to get insured by a specialist company, expensive teddies... This though made me laugh, and then stop in horror.
Whom, one has to wonder, when arranging to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking, decided that ‘let’s pretend’ for younger visitors was a good idea? Either it’ll be stunningly trivial (learn to Charleston!) or traumatic “What do you mean you can’t swim? You’re dressed as a poor person so let’s pretend that they wouldn’t let you in a life boat. That means you have to jump in the pond now”.
Also, “tragic maiden voyage” and “ill fated liner” to “enjoy afternoon tea” and “costumes and games” in one paragraph. Erm, well done, I’m quite flummoxed by that leap of copy writing.
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