“My Mug and I” with Dawn!

This week, we have the lovely Dawn. Now, Dawn is not only a blogger, but an author too! Very exciting stuff. She writes a detective series that I am keen to get my hands on! A post from her blog that I LOVE is “The Voice and Bean Eat Out: Eighteen71 Winchester” because I live near Winchester and go here with my mum! Check her out – she is incredible!

Here we go!

Hey! Who are you and where do you come from?
Hi my name’s Dawn, I live in Hampshire in a quixotic village in the South Downs. I blog and write under the name D S Nelson. I write a parenting blog about green living, and I am the author of a series of detective stories called ‘The Blake Hetherington Mysteries’. I’ve been writing and blogging for about eight years.
How long have you had your favourite mug? 
I’m quite fickle when it comes to my mugs. I have lots and my favourite at the moment is my ‘Live and Let Bee’ mug. I’ve had this mug for about five months.
Where did it come from?
I was a birthday present from my husband. He knows I’m obsessed with writing and tea!
Why this one? 
When I’m writing a novel, I have to have my tea from the corresponding mug. For ‘Hats Off To Murder’, my first novelette, I had a mug with bowler hats on, for the second novelette ‘One For The Rook’, I had a village show themed mug, for my novel and third book in the series ‘Model For Murder’ my husband made me a mug with a picture of a model village and a voodoo vever, on it. Right now I’m editing the second Blake Hetherington novel entitled, ‘Live and Let Bee’, so it has to be my ‘Live and Let Bee’ mug!

Does it really make your drink taste better? 
Oh yes! Is this really a question? The tea in my mug is in the moment with me! I am Blake Hetherington and Delilah Delibes, all rolled into one, cogitating on the facts of the case in hand.
What is your favourite thing to have in your mug? 
I love Winchester Char teas, a great little local tea company and my favourite is a loose-leaf tea called Emperors Seven Treasures. It taste fresh and summery, has a wonderful scent and looks lovely as the tea’s mixed with rose and sunflower petals.
When do you have your first cuppa? 
My husband brings me a cuppa when he gets up to go to work, so I have it to hand before attempting to wash and clothe the five month old, whom hopefully hasn’t woken up yet!
How many hot drinks do you have per day? 
Ermm, hmmm, tricky question, I loose count. Before the days of bean (the aforementioned five month old), it used to be somewhere between ten and eight but these days I’m lucky if I get to drink one hot drink. In truth I probably drink five or six mugs of hot drink gone cold.
What is your favourite thing to do whilst with your mug?
Writing! Or, of course, reading a good cosy crime 😉
Anything else?
I’d love people to stop by my website www.dsnelson.co.uk or the blog www.beagreenbean.co.uk and if you fancy giving one of my books a go they can all be found on Amazon here.
You can also catch up with me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I’d love you to come and say hi. 
A big thanks to the lovely Rowan for inviting me to tell you all about my favourite mug, now I’m off to see if I can squeeze a bit more editing in before bean discovers I’m missing!
A big thank you to Dawn for taking part!

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