About Me (and contact details)
Hi! My name is Pete Collins. I live in the village of Kensworth, near Dunstable in Bedfordshire, on the edge of the Chiltern Hills.
I was born here in Kensworth in 1957. I went to the village primary school and then to Dunstable Grammar School (it became Manshead Upper School while I was there). I left Kensworth at the age of 18 to study at Hatfield Polytechnic (now The University of Hertfordshire), where I graduated with a BSc in Computer Science.
I worked in the IT industry for over 20 years, as a programmer at first but latterly as a software tester. For most of the time I was contractor, working on short-term contracts for various companies. I worked in The Netherlands three times, in Sweden and briefly in California, but mainly here in the UK. I worked in Abingdon, Liverpool and Welwyn Garden City, and spent the last eleven years of my career in Ipswich.
I retired at the end of 2002. In February 2005, I moved back in with my parents, who still live in the house in Kensworth where I was born.
You can read a bit more about me on this page of my “Pete’s Walks” web site: http://www.petes-walks.co.uk/about_me.htm
You are very welcome to email me – firstname.lastname@example.org