Thursday, 27 January 2011

Simply Hot Blogfest


I'm taking part in another hot blogfest, hosted by Erica and Christy. All that is required for the Simply Hot Blogfest is to post a picture of your favourite mug and, if you want to, share with everyone the story behind it.

I had quite a few mugs to choose from (I think that must be the case with all writers) - Star Trek (x2), NaNoWriMo, Kath Kidston Cowboys and a retro mug bought from a charity shop a few years back - but my number one choice was easy. Here it is:


My personalised Emma Bridgewater mug was a gift from a close friend the Christmas before last. She has always encouraged me to keep writing and not to give up my dreams, and whenever I drink from it I'm reminded of how supportive she is. Thank you, Rachel!

34 comments:

  1. That is one gorgeous mug and a very special memento of what sounds like a great friendship Plus it's a constant reminder that you are already a successful author! Fabulous. :O)

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  2. Wonderful mug - all sparkly with stars and your lovely name!!! Yay for you and your very wonderful friend, Rachel! Take care
    x

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  3. Oh my gosh this is a wonderful mug!!! I heart it so much!!! Very personable, and I love stars!!!

    So I guess I could say I'm slightly jealous ;)

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  4. Oh, that mug is beautiful and has such meaning, too! Gosh, I have quite a few "favorite" mugs, and that also pertain to my writing....don't know if I could choose just one!

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  5. Sorry I can't join in on this one as I shall be getting ready to fly out to Nashville on the 10th and there will be much to do.
    Good luck with the fest.

    Yvonne.

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  6. AAWW that is so sweet. Plus it's a really pretty mug.

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  7. That's fantastic. Super sentimental and inspiring!

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  8. Your mug is so pretty! Great picture of it too. Its wonderful you have such a supportive friend

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  9. Encourage you to follow your dreams and let you know you are a star -- how perfect.
    Mary

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  10. Really nice mug.... Great lines. Stars are powerful images and will bring you luck!

    Michael

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  11. A splendid mug! It looks gorgeous, the stars are perfect and to have a meaningful gift from a special is so lovely.

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  12. Oh wow! I love that mug!! It's got such a nice shape. I love that bottom and the shiny stars!!

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  13. Nice mug! Love this, my A-HA friend.
    I find myself humming tunes to myself and "wonder what is that song?" Inevitabley enough, it's always an A-Ha song that I'd forgotten about. Mem Beach is AWESOME!
    Wish they could come out to Cali and tour.
    -H

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  14. What a lovely mug and a wonderful reason for it to be a favorite. Encouraging your writing.

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  15. That's a great gift!
    And twenty-two for the blogfest - cool!

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  16. Beautiful mug, and beautiful sentiment. A perfect reason to drink lots of coffee/tea/cocoa from it :)

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  17. What a great story. I love how a coffee mug can stand for so much!

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  18. I love this mug Ellie. How cute! I'm glad your blogfest has a lot of sign-ups too.

    I'm late posting my mug shots. If you have time this is the link:
    Simply Hot Blogfest

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  19. Wow, what a great mug! And a great story, too!

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  20. omg!!! I love love love that mug! Me want one~ :D

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  21. Sentimental and personal memories! That's a great mug! Thanks for dropping by today!

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  22. Aww, that's sweet. Love the blue and white too. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. EVERYONE needs a mug of encouragment! THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE BLOGFEST AND FOR SHARING. I'm getting such fun ideas for mugs. Soon I'll have to spend a weekend in a ceramics studio.... It's a good thing Christmas is over, otherwise everyone would be getting personalized mugs from me!

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  24. Cute! I wish I had one with my name!

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  25. I love the shape of yours and the stars! Blue's my favorite color! :)

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  26. That is a sweet mug! Love the stars on it!

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  27. Ellie!!!!

    You didn't tell me about this young lady! Ive been crying my eyes out reading what you wrote and all the lovely comments from people.

    I want you to know and you are the bet friend in the world to me!!! You are a brilliant writer I love you to bits.

    After the day Ive had today, car written off by a stolen car driven by a drunk driver. Jay injured due to the crash and two out of three dogs sustaining cuts and bruises. That just made a crappy day end on a perfect note.

    Love
    Rach

    PS. Thank you to everyone that posted comments about the mug. It was a special mug for a special friend xxxxx

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  28. Madeleine - I'm writing this at 7.20am before heading off to work. It's freezing!

    Thank you for the lovely comments about my mug; it is special to me and I'd be devastated if anything happened to it.

    iZombie - thank you blogfest buddy!

    Old Kitty - thank you!

    Jen Daiker - LOL. I guessed!

    Becky - thank you!

    welcome to my world of poetry - thanks for stopping by and enjoy your trip to Nashville.

    L.A. Colvin - thank you!

    Pk hrezo - thank you!

    Summer Ross - thank you!

    Mary Vaughn - It does! Thank you.

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  29. gideon 86 - thank you!

    Margo Benson - thank you!

    Colene Murphy - thank you. It is pretty!

    Heather Spiva - Aha! Sadly I don't think any of us will have the chance to see them in concert again, as they've now finished their farewell tour :(

    Ann - thank you!

    Myne Whitman - thank you!

    Alex J. Cavanaugh - thank you. iZombie and I are thrilled the number for the blogfest is going up!

    Lindz - so true! Thank you.

    Sondrae Bennett - it is special.

    L'Aussie - thank you! iZombie and I are thrilled the number of people has gone up for the blogfest - should be fun. Ooo...I'm popping over to look at your mugshot. LOL.

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  30. Su - thank you!

    LTM - LOL. Thank you!

    Danette - thank you!

    Lisa Potts - thank you!

    erica and christy - LOL. I bet they'd love their personalized mugs!

    Alexia - thank you!

    Donea Lee - thank you!

    J. C. Martin - thank you!

    The Myasthenia Kid - stop making me blush! I was going to text you about the mug post but, as you know, my phone was dying on me. Then I didn't want to mention yesterday morning with everything going on. I'm so pleased it cheered you up after your rotten day. And you're the best friend in the world!

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  31. The Myasthenia Kid - LOL. It is!

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