The Titanic was built in Belfast. 2012 marks the centenary of its voyage. For the city, this is a marketing opportunity. Visitors are expected from all over the world to experience virtual Belfast in 1912. There are t shirts and books and key rings and fridge magnets. I’ve taken to trying to spot billboards that make no reference to the ship. Girl1 has been working on a Titanic project for school. There are all sorts of television programmes and websites to explore.
And there are balloons. You can never go wrong with balloons. Even the grumpy middle aged cynic lightens up when there are balloons.