Monday, 23 March 2020

Floral Design mugs and home decor available on Redbubble

Sophie Neville has just released a new collection of floral, spring-themed mugs, cushions, wall hangings, duvet covers, shower curtains, coasters and much more on Redbubble. Click here to discover the Spring collection for yourself. 

The mug designs come in travel mugs, tall mugs, classic mugs and coasters. 

New floral collection clothing items on Redbubble

Sophie Neville has just released a beautiful new collection of floral themed clothing items available for purchase on her Redbubble site. Follow the link to discover beautiful dresses, trousers, t-shirts and more.

Dresses with a theme of fresh, spring flowers. Shop for more here

Beautiful shirts and t-shirts available here

Floral themed trousers and leggings available here

Bright, spring flower-themed miniskirts available here

A prayer for the time of coronavirus

Psalm 91 New International Version


Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High

will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress,

my God, in whom I trust.'

Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 

You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you say, ‘The Lord is my refuge,’ and you make the Most High your dwelling,

10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

13  You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent .

14 ‘Because he loves me,’ says the Lord, ‘I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honour him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.’


Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Author Sophie Neville wins a third international literary prize

Sophie Neville has been awarded A Womans' Write 2019 Grand Prize for the Best Unpublished Novel. Standards are high in this American-based international literary competition which you can read about here.

Sophie has also just won the 2019 Eyelands Book Awards prize for an unpublished historical novel under the title 'The Man Who Got Out of Japan'. The same wartime story won the Athanatos Christian Ministeries writing contest Grand Prize of U$2,500 in 2017.


Monday, 28 October 2019

Daphne Neville who features in 'Funnily Enough' with her tame otter

Rearing tame otters is one of the main themes of 'Funnily Enough'. You can catch up on the story and meet the last in the line of rescued baby otters here.

To read more on this site about living with tame otters, please click here

Friday, 15 March 2019

A magazine profile on the house where Funnily Enough is set

Daphne Neville, one of the main characters portrayed in Funnily Enough, has given an interview on her long term relationship with her house in Gloucestershire to Listed Heritage magazine.

Since little has changed since 1991, the article gives you an idea of where Funnily Enough is set. the house has been used as a film location in drama serials such as House of Elliot, Dark Secret and the award-winning film Cold Caller. It was featured recently on Come Dine With Me.

The Neville family have lived at the converted mill since 1964 and still keep one tame otter. If you would like to read more about living with otters, please click here

Rudi-the-Otter often appears on television. He starred in the movie Scottish Mussell, played both himself and his mate in The Durrells and took part in a fascinating experiment broadcast on a BBCTV Natural World episode presented by Charlie Hamilton Jones entitled 'Supercharged Otters'.  You can see more photos of filming with the tame otters here

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Help Bring Books Alive

Do you want to make a difference?

Does the idea of being able to transform someone's life appeal to you?

Could you volunteer to listen to a child read in school?

They will match you with appropriate primary school in the UK where you would help children learn to read simply by listening to them. To find out how the scheme works please click here