Writing by Peter Hilton

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Why! Who and where I am. Where I’ve been.

Marc Smits, Szilvia Biro, Russell, Peter Hilton, Alex Zeffertt, Carl Dolby, Marion Smits, Fleur Van Rootselaar and Jean-Didier Garaud stopping off in the Netherlands on the way home from the 1999 total eclipse

Marion Smits, Alex Zeffertt, Carl Dolby and Pascale Garaud in my back garden, in Weybridge, England

the railway station at Betzdorf, Luxembourg

Peter Hilton, Anusha Edwards and Alison Noble in Bristol, 1994

Peter, aged five, at South Lancing Primary School

Where I am now

Living in Rotterdam, working from home and making occasional trips to London and Berlin.

You can contact me by sending e-mail to hh5○cocktail.demon.nl

Where I’ve been (the short version)

I was a serial expat, because it’s easier to fit in when you're supposed not to, but I started living and working in country number six in 2000 and didn’t leave.

In the photo (right), I am fourth from left. This was taken in Libeek, the Netherlands, in August 1999. From the left to right, the people in the photo are: Marc Smits, Szilvia Biro, Russell, Peter Hilton, Alex Zeffertt, Carl Dolby, Marion Smits, Fleur Van Rootselaar and Jean-Didier Garaud.

  • Singing (baritone) with Cappella Gabrieli and Het Retorisch Kwartet, a Rotterdam chamber choir and quartet, respectively.
  • Working (as software developer) for Lunatech Research in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2004-2014).
  • Working for Logica, which later became LogicaCMG, in Rotterdam (2000-2004).
  • Eight months working at SmithKline Beecham in Surrey (1999).
  • Three and a half weeks working at the ODCCP in Vienna (1999).
  • Seven months working at SES-Astra in Luxembourg (1998-1999).
  • One year working at CSC Computer Sciences Ltd in Cambridge (1997-1998).
  • Seven months working at EUTELSAT in Paris (1996-1997).
  • Three years studying pure mathematics at the University Of Bristol (1992-1994, 1995-1996).
  • Ten months as an Erasmus student at l’Université de Bordeaux I and studying French stuff at the Maison du DEFLE (1994-1995).
  • Lots of Monday nights working at Avon Phototypesetting Ltd (1994).
  • Four or five terms working on Epigram, the University of Bristol Independent Students’ Newspaper, back in the days before newspapers had web sites (1993-1995).
  • A long summer holiday working as a deck-hand on board the Aran Flyer, helping tourists in Ireland across Galway Bay to the Aran Islands.
  • My first year of university living in Churchill Hall, University of Bristol (1992).
  • Six years going to school at Boundstone Community College (1986-1992).
  • Four years at Thornberry Middle School and a few years at what was then South Lancing Primary School (1979-1986).
  • Moved from Kent to South Lancing, West Sussex, UK (1977).


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