Chris J Richards

My writing, photography, and art



My Advice on Starting a Blog

A friend asked me to help him with starting a blog. I said I’d help him get started with WordPress — setting it up, explaining the difference between posts and pages, choosing a domain name, categorising and tagging, etc. It’s… Continue Reading →

Experiencing Autumn

Every time I experience autumn I feel like it’s for both the first and the last time. It makes little logical sense to me. I know that as a man rapidly approaching his 40s, I’ve seen plenty, but the novelty… Continue Reading →

No New Kindle for Me

I was eagerly awaiting the release announcement for the new Kindle Paperwhite this month hoping for one single feature that would have convinced me to buy a new Kindle as my main reader and to keep my older one as… Continue Reading →

Should Power Tools be Banned on Sundays?

Picture this: You are sitting in your garden. It’s 10 am on a late spring morning. The sun is shining in a clear blue sky. The scent of new blooms and fresh growth wafts on the air as you take… Continue Reading →

Retailers – Are You Making this One Simple Mistake Online?

There was a time when you either had a website, or you had no web presence at all. Even back then, you probably made a point of getting a website, displaying it’s URL on your marketing materials only to have… Continue Reading →

A Recce at Kidwelly and Ferryside

I work a 10am-2pm shift today. I’m on the till closest to the entrance and through the glass I can see the weather changing by the minute — heavy rain followed by spots of sun, and then more rain. I’ve… Continue Reading →

Burry Port Lighthouse at Sunset

Another full day off with no plans. I had a late one after a social last night, so don’t rise early. January is nearly over, though it’s still putting up a fight — gifting us with rain and cloud, but… Continue Reading →

Photographing Sunrise on Llansteffan Beach

I’m awake ten minutes before my alarm is due to go off. It’s one of the benefits of being gently awoken by a sunrise simulator alarm clock, rather than being jarred out of sleep by an audible alarm. The cold… Continue Reading →

Pen Arthur Forest and Trichrug

It’s a grey Monday. After a photographically disappointing previous week of foul weather and indecisiveness (including a drive up to Carn Goch hill-fort before deciding that I just couldn’t be bothered that day), around lunchtime, I’m parked up at Pen… Continue Reading →

A Foggy Morning at Gwenlais Quarry

My new photographic rucksack arrived yesterday. I spent a bit of time packing it with all my kit. Today I’m taking it on a field test. I don’t want to go too far with it, I just want a feel… Continue Reading →

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