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Just a list of the places I have been, to remind myself that I didn’t always spend all my time at home.

  • Majorca
    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
  • Croatia
    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.
  • Austria
    Business trip to Vienna
  • Switzerland
    One-day business trip to Zurich
  • Germany
    A couple of business trips to Nurenburg
  • Sweden
    Business trip to Stockholm for a couple of weeks.
  • Belgium
    One-day business trip to Brussels
  • Italy (2)
    A couple of business trips to Milan. One during the Italia 90 world cup.
  • Denmark
    Couple of business trips to Copenhagen.
  • Portugal
    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.
  • Australia
    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.
  • Bahrain
    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
  • India
    A couple of hours in Delhi airport on the way to Australia which seemed like a lot longer.
  • Thailand
    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)
  • Tunisia
    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
  • Bahamas
    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.
  • Cyprus
    A few days in Cyprus for an uncle’s wedding.
  • Crete
    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
  • Egypt
    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
  • Dominican Republic
    Second honeymoon to celebrate our 15th anniversary, and dream holiday. Really pushed the boat out – upgraded seats on the Dreamliner flight and everything. Not cheap, but she’s worth it.

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.

  • Uruguay
    Apparently a lovely place
  • Tromso
    For the northern lights of course
  • Beirut
    A millionaire’s playground 100 years ago
  • Bamoko
    For the nightlife and music
  • Barcelona
    For the architecture and the music
  • New Zealand
    For the Hobbits, Footrot Flats and scenery
  • Madrid
    To see the Prado and the Escorial Palace