I am indebted to Alan, because his own blog, Alan In Belfast, inspired me to create Lord Belmont in 2007.
I wonder if he recalls my contacting him for advice about it five years ago? A year or so later, several of us met at a restaurant on the Belmont Road, Belfast, for a natter and meal.
You played a part in creating the Belmont Phenomenon - or should that be the Phenomenal Belmont? - Alan!
Alan has written another great post about his trip to the new National Trust Giant's Causeway visitor centre today; articulated to a far greater degree than my post about it three weeks ago.
To be truthful, my posting was slightly - shall we say - diplomatic, given that I really do whole-heartedly concur with Alan's sentiments on his experiences there, and the virtual golf-course he alludes to.