Paddy Briggs is a writer and journalist and occasional contributor to Wikipedia. He was formerly, and for many years, an executive with Royal Dutch Shell. He lives in Teddington (London/Richmond-upon-Thames) and in Pals in Catalonia. Although English Paddy has lived for extensive periods outside of England in The Netherlands, Scotland, Hong Kong and Dubai. In his Shell career he visited Shell companies in over 60 countries and he is a keen traveller today. Wearing his “I’ve been everywhere man” hat he reveals that the main countries he has still to visit are New Zealand, Mexico and Poland - he hopes to put that right as soon as possible and to return to as many of the rest as time will allow! Favourite overseas destinations are Spain, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand and Australia.