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About

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 2019 I’m 65, I live in the UK and Spain with my wife Maureen and 3 cats. When in the UK we live in Northumberland (our grandchildren currently (2019) live not too far away) – in Spain we have a place in Galera, Andalusia.

Here’s a picture taken in our back garden at 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.

Until recently I ran an IT consultancy specialising in the technology needs of small businesses – today I 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 until recently 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, many trips to Brussels.

Galera, Andalucia in SpainWe have 5 grand-children. Maureen for many years was a teacher in Hexham Middle School and we both enjoy cinema and travel. We’re still trying to get 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 currently engrossed in developing ever-increasing knowledge about the popular ESP8266-based hardware and software as well as a fanatical interest in the Raspberry Pi3 and other SBCs (lots more of that in the technical blog).

Bedrock in Spain

Above, our place just outside of Galera, Spain. Today, the area is wonderful and we have great neighbours some of whom have become good friends, no matter where we/they are.