Hi I’m Richard
This is where you can find out more about me. Hopefully you’ll get a sense of what makes me tick, and if you are looking to ask me to help with your project, then you can figure out whether we’d work well together. There’s nothing worse than letting someone into your vision and trust them with your project only to find they think they know best, don’t communicate with you, or even try to steer your project away from your well thought out plan.
Back in the Day
My working life has been varied, starting off with a few years in the army, then I worked as a petrol pump attendant, milkman (showing my age now lol), motorcycle courier and then van driver, which led into management for a couple of parcel delivery companies.
I started self-employment back in 2003, cleaning and maintaining rental properties, which then developed into a Letting agency where I specialised in renting rooms in shared houses.
I’ve always liked doing things myself and when I needed a website for the letting agency, naturally I designed and built it. I haven’t looked back ever since.
Most of the websites I built back then were for my own marketing purposes, but after 2009 I started to build them for other people and now work full-time as a freelance WordPress Web Designer, providing professional and affordable websites for local businesses and individuals who want a new website or a re-design to enhance their online presence. I provide the tools they need for their website to be indexed and begin to be found in the search results.
This is the other me!!
All my life I’ve loved drumming, but we didn’t have a lot of money as a kid so I made my own drums out of biscuit tins and cling film, which were great but unfortunately didn’t last long
I’ve never been a drum kit player as my coordination isn’t that great, but I played Side drum for a time while I was in the Army and got to bash about on different instruments whenever I could.
This wasn’t planned, (well not consciously), but a couple of years after moving to Glastonbury I formed a wonderful Performance Drumming Troupe here in Glastonbury called ‘The Dragon Drummers.’ I had dreamt of performing again but didn’t think I would get to do anything like this! Now I get to dress up, wear makeup and play some great drumming with some amazing friends for whoever wants to listen.
Usually, we are drumming up Glastonbury High Street but also get asked to perform at events and festivals.