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Peter ScargillHi, I’m Peter Scargill. This website is about Maureen and I, about family, friends and history. It is the place to get information. Firstly a quick summary: In 2023 I’m 69, I live primarily in Spain with my wife Maureen and 3 cats. When in the UK we have a home in Northumberland (our grandchildren currently live in a nearby city) – in Spain we have our place in Galera, in the Granada region.

Here’s a timeless picture taken in our back garden when we lived in Willow Cottage in Wark on Tyne, UK.

View from Willow Cottage

Around WarkI’ve removed the contact page from this site as it was attracting more spam than it was worth. I’m pretty easy to contact.

Before “retiring” early to enjoy more Spanish weather and the friendly people – I ran an IT consultancy specialising in the technology needs of small businesses and helped manage our holiday rental cottage in Wark with Maureen. For 14 years I was the IT Director for the Federation of Small Businesses. a member of the Executive Board and for some of that time, Chairman of the Communications group within that organisation.

I have been invited to various parts of Europe as a guest of the ESBA organisation and for two years held the post of Vice-Chairman of a pan-European group, a subset of the ESCO group specialising in the IT sector. As a result of this I’ve travelled to Dublin, Gibraltar, Izmir (Turkey) and had many trips to Brussels.

Galera, Andalucia in SpainWe have 5 grand-children. Maureen for many years was a teacher in Hexham Middle School. We’re still getting to grips with the Spanish language. We both enjoy travel, cinema and visiting friends. Maureen is into reading copious amounts of books (on her Android tablet), I’m still engrossed in developing ever-increasing knowledge about popular ESP-based hardware and software as well as having a fanatical interest in general home automation the Raspberry Pi and other SBCs (lots more of that in the technical blog).

Below, our place just outside of Galera, Spain. The area is wonderful and we have great neighbours some of whom have become good friends.

Pergola area at our home in Galera