Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Sessa Nulma

I was playing music last weekend from an Enya inspired channel on Amazon Music. One song in particular caught my attention, 'Sessa Nulma' by David Arkenstone and Charlee Brooks.

The title of the song looked like words from the Mermish dialect we use in Second Life. This is the one by Francine Rose from her book, The Secret World of Mermaids. If that were true, then the title of the song would mean, 'Mermaid Love'.

So, I paid a visit to Metro Lyrics, and found the song entitled, "Sessa Nulma (Mermaid Love)". Mermish may be more widely known than I thought!

A new tune to add to your mermaid playlist.


Large Mermaid Gathering

A big wave and splash to the Festival of the Sea, recently held in Bexhill, England. The goal of the festival was to set a new world record for the number of merfolk in one place. The number to beat was 300.

Was the group successful? Watch this short video on Buzzfeed to find out.

A friendly note to cell-phone videographers... Please, no more vertical videos.


Mermaids Excite

The Silverton Casino in Las Vegas, home of the 2011 mermaid convention, has a sizable aquarium. Mermaids can often be found swimming in the aquarium, posing for selfies and having a splashing good time.

Check out the video and photo collection found at the Las Vegas Review Journal.


Move Over Unicorn

Over at the Project Nursery blog by Katie Kavulla, we find out once again that unicorns are out, and mermaids are in.

"With this girly twist on nautical room decor, you can easily build an entire nursery around mermaids or just add a touch of this trend to your existing design."

Dive right in and decorate!


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Mermaid’s Tale

In a review found at OnScreen, Ben Halford does not give 'A Mermaid's Tale' high marks, although he really seems to want to.

"Oftentimes it’s clumsy and flawed to comical levels. But thankfully it’s also not appalling."

Read the review, which includes the movie's official trailer, and then decide for yourself. A Mermaid's Tale is available now on DVD, Blu_Ray, and digital download. Run-time is 1.5 hours.


Prettiest Mermaid Hair

Hannah Morrill of ELLE Magazine has collected the 11 prettiest Mermaid Hair styles on Instagram.

"We fell down a technicolor fantasy rabbit hole so you don't have to."

Show me YOUR Mermaid Hair, and I'll feature you in an upcoming blog post.


Let’s Be Mermaids Party

When your little one asks for a mermaid themed birthday party, check out the mermaid party ideas found in this article at Project Nursery.

"Sea shells, starfish and ocean bubbles in shades of iridescent aqua and lavender will definitely have your little mermaids flipping their tails at this mermaid party."

There are plenty of photos, and each item mentioned in the article is available to order.

More of a Do-It-Yourself person?  Make the mermaid themed Ice-Box cookies featured in an article by Brenda Ponnay at Alpha Mom.


Becoming a Mermaid

In an article found at Jezebel, staff writer Megan Reynolds takes us along as she becomes a mermaid 'to prove she knows how to swim'.

"Like all ideas that sound good at the time but are actually quite scary, my journey to become a mermaid started with a PR email."

The article includes a 3-minute video.


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Portland Mermaid Parade

Writer Gabriel Nair and Oregon Live present 52 photos of the second annual mermaid parade, held recently in Portland, Oregon.

"Every person in attendance was decked out in fantastic ocean-themed costumes."

The article also contains a video with over one hour and twenty minutes of mermaid parade action!


Mermaid Secrets of The Deep

Eric Ekholm and family have created their own mermaid themed YouTube video series, Mermaid Secrets of The Deep. The first episode of season one, entitled Survivor, has been viewed more than 31 million times.

Over 60 episodes have been created so far. The family is currently working on season nine, so there is plenty of mer-fun to be had.

For more information on the program, visit the family's YouTube page, Theekholms.com


Safety Essentials

Mermaid swimming instructor Nicole Wildman knows that becoming a mermaid is more than putting on a tail and diving into the deep end.

In an article by Jennifer Gardner for the Charleston Gazette-Mail, we learn a number of Nicole's safety tips for mermaid swimmers. There is also a link to Nicole's Facebook page, with information on her swimming classes for children.

"Swimming with a tail is much harder than it looks, Wildman said, which is why she is teaching little girls and boys how to safely swim in a fin."

Be sure your children are well prepared before they take to the water.


Magical Mermaid Store

Don't forget: Kelly Walker of the Magical Mermaid Store is offering my readers 20% off their first order until 23-Aug-2017.

Visit Kelly's store at www.magicalmermaidstore.com and use the coupon code 20offCynthia.


Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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