Just a list of the places I have been, to remind myself that I didn’t always spend all my time at home.
I can barely remember this. I must have been about 6 at the time.
- France (1)
A day trip on a coach with a school party
A holiday, but it was still called Yugoslavia then, which shows how long ago it was – about 1982 I think.
- Italy (1)
A day trip to Venice from Yugoslavia.
- The Netherlands (1)
First honeymoon, in Amsterdam. By ferry from Harwich.
- The Netherlands (2)
Back to Amsterdam for my first business trip overseas. The first of many trips to the Amsterdam office.
- France (2)
Many business trips to Paris, and quite a few stopovers on the way back from trips elsewhere in Europe.
Business trip to Vienna
One-day business trip to Zurich
A couple of business trips to Nurenburg
Business trip to Stockholm for a couple of weeks.
One-day business trip to Brussels
- Italy (2)
A couple of business trips to Milan. One during the Italia 90 world cup.
Couple of business trips to Copenhagen.
Holiday on the Algarve. Rented a 6-bed villa from an ex-boss just for two of us.
- France (3)
Excursions to Versailles, Rheims and other towns during stopovers in Paris.
- Corfu (1)
10-day holiday in the South of the island
- USA (1)
First business trip outside Europe. Stayed in Connecticut but visited New York at the weekend.
- Hong Kong
One-day stopover on the way to visit the Australia office.
Three visits to Sydney for business, staying for a total of eight weeks.
- Singapore (1)
An eight-hour stopover on the way back from Australia while running repairs were made to the plane’s engine.
An unscheduled one-day stopover on the way back from Australia because the plane’s engine was knackered and needed replacing.
- Singapore (2)
A few days in the Singapore office on the way back from the second Australia trip
A couple of hours in Delhi airport on the way to Australia which seemed like a lot longer.
A couple of hours in Bangkok airport on the way home from Australia
- USA (2)
2nd honeymoon in Orlando (by which I mean honeymoon of a second marriage)
Winter holiday some place a bit South of Tunis.
- USA (3)
Los Angeles for a winter holiday. Saw in the New Year at Disneyland
- France (4)
Several day trips/booze cruises
- USA (4)
Orlando – the first week of a two-centre holiday
The second week of the two-centre holiday, on Paradise island, Nassau
- France (5)
A couple of days in Disneyland Paris courtesy of Auntie Joan
- The Netherlands (3)
Staying with a friend in Leusdenhof, in the Amsterdam suburbs.
- Corfu (2)
One-week holiday just outside Corfu town.
- France (6)
3rd (and final!) honeymoon. A few days in Paris
- Corfu (3)
Back to the same hotel, but this time for two weeks and taking the kids on their first foreign holiday.
A few days in Cyprus for an uncle’s wedding.
A two-week holiday near Heraklion.
- Corfu (3)
Another two weeks, this time in Sidari at the North of the island.
- Belgium (2)
An extended booze cruise – we carried on through France to visit the Belgian seaside town where Jayne spent some years as a child.
- USA (5)
A long weekend in New York to use up a pair of free tickets we won in a raffle. (Actually our MP won them but gave them to us, as her husband works for British Airways and they get enough flights.)
- The Netherlands (4)
A Long valentines weekend in Amsterdam to show Jayne the sights.
- France (7)
More day-trips by ferry and chunnel
- France (8)
Visits to Head Office and our offices near Versailles for trade union meetings. First time on the Eurostar London-Paris route.
- Crete (2)
A couple of weeks in Mali
Two weeks in Sharm El-Sheikh
- The Netherlands (5)
A day-trip to Hengelo that involved flying to Schiphol, then a two-hour train trip, just for a few hours of meetings.
- Egypt (2)
Another two weeks in Sharm
Places I haven’t been to, but sort of fancy going to in an ideal world where I could afford to and where some of them were a bit less dangerous than they are now.
Apparently a lovely place
For the northern lights of course
A millionaire’s playground 100 years ago
For the nightlife and music
For the architecture and the music
- New Zealand
For the Hobbits, Footrot Flats and scenery
To see the Prado and the Escorial Palace