Places

This is a list of memorable places I've visited during my legoflife and its associated story is shown below detailing what I was doing in that town or city at that time of my life. Its not exhaustive, I haven't included the mundane such as picking up a widget from Milton Keynes, I've specifically concentrated on places I've been with an interesting story behind it, or a memorable destination in its own right. By clicking on the pin it will take you to the memory associated with it. As a word of advise, create memories, travel muchley but make sure those experiences and memories are not lost - create your own legoflife for future generations to peruse. You can click on the individual Map pin to see associated story

Note from Legoflife - Specify were you’ve been in the world, the reason why, and the story about your trip – this can be done directly to this category, however this section will be populated should your story be in another area but tagged in “Places". You can click on associated pin on the map to see associated story

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1975

Rome

First Time I ever went abroad, was on a school Cruise on SS Uganda when I was 10. It was with Blue Coat Juniors and we flew to Rome and had a day trip around the sites including Trevi fountain, St ...

Places Age 6 - 10 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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1975

Tunis

First stop from Rome on SS Uganda. It was a third world country then, managed to buy a tom tom drum off one of the local traders for 1000 lira which sounded good to the bloke but was intact worth a...

Places Tunis, Tunisia Age 6 - 10
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1975

Spain

The 3rd destination of our school cruise - Don't remember and awful lot about this visit to be honest apart from falling head over heels with Danielle Malbourne and having my heart broken when she ...

Age 6 - 10 Places Málaga, Spain
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1975

Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon to be exact. The 4th and final leg of our school cruise. It resembled a bit of a building site to be honest from what I remember. I was ready to go home now as I had the most violent project...

Places Lisbon, Portugal Age 6 - 10
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1990

Isle of Mann Judo Tour

Visited the Isle of Mann Judo association with the BJC MAC national team. Beat my counterpart in a tough tandoori session

Douglas, Isle of Man Places Sport
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1990

Pamplona Spain

International Judo competition - unfortunately they held it in the evening. I say that because in the afternoon, our hosts took us into town plied us with drink and made us run with the bulls. The ...

Sport Pamplona, Navarre, Spain Places
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1990

Honeymoon in Paris

Honeymoon in 1990 was paid for by the Express and star who I worked for and they unknowingly financed a telephone bill that myself and a colleague ran up trying to win a premium rate telephone comp...

Places Paris, France Moments
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1995

Belfast - Chris Evans lookalike

Belfast, UK Places
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1998

Galway work visit to Slendertone

Galway, Ireland Places
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2000

UEFA Championship Charleroi

England game vs Romania with my mate Bill Rogers. Last minute decision saw us travel over business class on swiss air. We lost a terrible game, and ended up sleeping on the luggage travellator in ...

Places Charleroi, Belgium Sport Brussels, Belgium
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2003

Eindhoven International Judo

BJC MAC National squad travelled to Eindhoven - I was older than some of the coaches, and although I came away with no silverware, I won 3 fights by clean ippons before being dispatched by highly t...

Sport Places Eindhoven, Netherlands
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2003

Rugby World Cup Final 2003

Spent 24 hours in Sydney - arrived Friday evening flew out early hours of Sunday morning. And in between we saw England's greatest achievement beating the Australians in the dying seconds 20-17 wit...

Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia Places Sport Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
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2011

Edinburgh to London on a bike

The end of the inaugural Ride of Britain, Edinburgh to London 2011 for SSAFA. 500 miles in 5 days was immensely satisfying - all in aid of SAFA, which is an ex forces charity

Places Edinburgh, UK Sport
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2013

Brescia finish for Giro d'Italia

Travelled for a long weekend with my Martha and Karen to see the final day of the Giro. It was here in Brescia that Mark Cavendish needed to win t secure the sprinters red jersey and he did it with...

Sport Brescia, Province of Brescia, Italy Places
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2015

Moscow for Glenns 50th

Moscow, Russia Places
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2016

Cycled Across Ireland

From Dublin to Puk Fair Aug 2016. Bren Purdey Chris Purdey , John Moorston and myself. Chris was driving support van and the rest of us cycling, although Bren and John spent more time in the van th...

Dromavally, Killorglin, Co. Kerry, Ireland Places Dublin, Ireland Sport Random
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2018

Undercover trip to Perth

My sister needed some moral and physical support during her family court case. So I nipped over to Western Australia for a week and gave evidence, although I did manage to get a days sight seeing i...

Places Perth WA 6000, Australia Random
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