This is the personal website of Peter Rootham-Smith (Peter is fine.) Welcome! That's not a picture of me of course but instead our late beloved cat Tabitha. Much more photogenic than I am.

I drive a Kia, and my favourite colour is blue. My interest include TV, music, computer games, Go, and software.

I'm married to Virginia who has made some cakes. We like eating out. Virginia likes yoghurt and rhubarb, I prefer peanut butter. We have one cat Amelia, sadly we lost Tabitha in 2018. We belong at Girton Baptist Church.

There's a diary on this website of notable events, assorted links, and how to contact me.

I like books. To look at a page in a book is like falling into a river - a river which can bear one along for many a full stop and semi-colon. By magic the letters and spaces become worlds and people which are as real and familiar as the world containing what is read and the reader.

I like sampling the world's cuisine. Virginia and I dine out once a week usually, often on a Friday as we both don't work that day. It ensures we get some quality time together, and someone else does the cooking and washing up!

I like going to the cinema and seeing films. This is still something magical to me - the lights go down, the curtains draw apart, and another world appears.