TV boss needs to experience beauty of Belfast
So Game Of Thrones chief Michael Lombardo feels it's a personal challenge to live here six months of the year? (June 16).
We have it ALL in Belfast. It's a beautiful city framed in fantastic scenery, with Victorian splendour and Georgian simplicity lovingly preserved among the clean lines of the 21st century regeneration projects.
But if, like most people, you work hard it is easy to forget what's on offer, much of it for free. There's music (folk, classical, jazz) and cosmopolitan food (to name a few, at Ox, House and Mourne Seafood Bar; Chinese, Japanese, French, Lebanese, Italian, Indian, Nepali, African and Caribbean cuisine).
Whatever your interest is you'll find it in spadeloads – visual arts, galleries, pop-up exhibitions, poetry readings, esoteric academic lectures, museums, theatre, shows, concerts and film.
If they've any interest in fitness, then just an hour or two from Belfast they can experience some of the best in the world in canoeing, mountaineering, hillwalking and yachting. Maybe they've never really explored the Belfast Hills, Upper Lough Erne or the North Antrim coast with its cliffs and villages.
Leave the work for a while guys – get out and meet the people, breathe the air, enjoy Belfast and Northern Ireland!