"David...and the birth of Ashes to Blooms!" - 30/03/23

"David...and the birth of Ashes to Blooms!" - 30/03/23

I was born in Worthing & have lived here all my life, apart from my time at University & a brief spell in Brighton. Growing up, we had a full house, with mum, dad, my two younger sisters, my older brother, foster children & myself. In addition, at one time or another, we had also every imaginable pet, including Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs, stick insects, dogs, cats, horses, chickens, ducks, bantams, fish, rats, mice, gerbils, guineapigs, rabbits & more! As a result, I was raised as an animal-lover & a house without animals has never felt like home.

After a relationship breakdown in 2009 I decided that it was the right time to find a companion animal. In the summer of 2010 I was at the South of England Show at Ardingly, when I came across a beautiful Netherland Dwarf rabbit, later to become known as Lucy; I instantly knew that she was the girl for me! She came home with me that afternoon, and she was the best companion for almost 12 years. Lucy lived free in my lounge, and made it entirely hers! We referred to it as "Lucy's lounge", as she was very much the boss of the domain. Lucy was full of love, enjoying strokes & cuddles, as well as being feisty & endlessly naughty!

By January 2022 Lucy had really slowed down as a result of arthritis, and on 27/01/22 I made the heart-rending decision to have her put down. I was distraught & there seemed like no way to do justice to the companion she had been & the incredible happiness & fun she had brought to my life, over the past almost 12 years. It was as a result of this loss, that I set about creating Ashes to Blooms.

Since coming-up with the idea for Ashes to Blooms in March 2022, I have managed to build a website (battling endless 'error' messages), worked out a method of production, sent endless emails & samples to people who I hope can see the benefits of our service, started to learn marketing & have just secured trademark protection. I am so grateful to my friends, partner & family for their endless advice, technical assistance, leaflet-drops & social media 'likes', 'shares' & 'follows'.

I now take pleasure in carefully fulfilling every order, creating seed balls which go on to create a beautiful wildflower memorial for each of our clients. This was not an option when I lost Lucy, but I am delighted to be able to offer this this to my clients.

Please get in touch with David, to discuss further, either by email at info@ashestoblooms.com, or on 07732 095 257.

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