Never accept the negative until you have thoroughly explored the positive – ( Paul S.McElroy)
My name is Sophie Cussen. Just an average gal living in suburbia…but…
I’m on mission, called the Forget-me-Not Cultivation Blog, to bring all the things I already love to do and would love the chance to do, together in one list, and push the limits on what can be achieved in life.
A bit about me:
During the day I’m an NHS intelligence analyst, a job I thoroughly enjoy and sits perfectly with my introverted personality (this doesn’t mean I’m shy, just that I get caught up in reflection and quietness a lot). I have serious techy habits and prefer to stick to Open Source, non commercialised areas but give me a spreadsheet and some data and I’ll be all over it.
I’ve got a wonderful partner, who puts up with my constant ideas and changing plans, and is often referred to as ‘The Boss’, so you get the idea on that one.
No couple is complete without a pet. Ours is a rescued Jack Russell called Mouse who could actually be called ‘The Boss’ as well. However she is an adorable bundle of fun and makes me smile a lot.
As a kid I began gardening with nasturtiums and runner beans with my love of being outside, digging and planting just ‘growing’ year on year. Gardening is my numero uno favourite occupation. It combines my love of outdoors, animals and plants all in one go and if you ever wonder where I am, you’ll usually find me out there pottering. My great enthusiasm for the outdoors doesn’t just stop at gardening, I am a huge believer in sustainability and making a real difference to the fragile world we live in by supporting as many green ideas as possible inc. recycling, frugality and alternative energy sources.
Why I created this blog…
Well, I want to share my gardening and creative experiences with an audience. It’s not always easy growing vegetables, or any plants for that matter, with the space you’ve got but I want to prove that space should never be an issue when it comes to creating a great place outside that you want to call your own, (or your families). It never has to be tidy (if you don’t want), and it should never be expensive. It should never be fancy (unless you like that) and it should never, EVER be too difficult to create nor maintain.
Also, it seems to me if I’m ever going to push myself to tick off some of these things on my life ticket then I need to step up to the line which is always a bit more meaningful if I can share those experiences via a blog.
My final solid reason for the blog is that I crave creativity and this space is a great place to showcase my ideas and works, of writing, photography and possibly even maybe a video or two (but don’t quote me).
So on Forget-me-Not Cultivation blog you’ll find me discussing areas I’m passionate about (and not so passionate about), updates on areas from my list, and a personal challenge to get more people growing their own veggies.
I’d really like to hear from you!
If you want to grow something then I’ll be here to help and if there is ever a question you want to ask about gardening, plants, trees or growing food then just ask. I’d be pleased to answer it.
And if you just fancy a chat then that’s great too.
PS – If you’ve read this far, then I thank you very much. Its always nice to get readers, where ever you may be. All comments and suggestions gratefully received.