A Mermaid’s Tail..



It is said the Aegean Sea is full of mermaids that can sink ships and lure sailors to their doom, including 3000 Oceanids, the mythical daughters of the Titans Oceanus and Tethys and the singing Sirens from the Odyssey.


What is true is that daughter Bella has been enraptured by them for some time, and when her spells (see above and here) didn’t work she resorted (as all modern girls would) to the magic of the internet…


Swiftly followed by the alchemy of then gently twisting her father around her little finger..


In secret cahoots, because they knew I don’t approve of presents without reasons (I’m told it was because she had a good school report..hmmmmmmm) they ordered their bounty (I think from a German website, but this site is the only one I can find that has both the mermaid suit and the shark fin that they sportingly added for Charlie…)


(Except he really wanted to be a mermaid too..)



Mysteriously enchanting, I have to confess, she took to it like a fish to water…particularly evocative was when she dived down and there was a flash of red hair and orange tail, just like the real Little Mermaid brought to life…


Β Now I can’t wait to see the reaction when she tries out in the local pool here…..!

Laters, Kate x


  1. ReneeWritesNow!

    My daughter loved Ariel, too! (She went on to be the captain of her high school swim team, so I guess “The Little Mermaid” had quite a positive effect!)

  2. rubyangel711

    I’m so enchanted! Ha ha, I would love to be a fly on the wall just to see the reaction at your local pool! I’m sure every little girl will be pining for oneπŸ˜‰

    • Maison Bentley Style

      !!! They have a camp this week..will be interesting to see if she takes it in or not…she doesn’t really like to be the centre of attention and with this she’d certainly be in the spotlight! xxx

    • Maison Bentley Style

      I think he made need to improve (read ‘learn’!) his dolphin kick!! I’m terrified he would drown with the monofin..must be really odd to have your legs fused together..I’m sure he’ll get his mits on it soon…. xxx

  3. vintageattitude

    Song To The Siren by This Mortal Coil. Play it for her….it’s what I hear when I look at those images. The voice is Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins. Brings shivers down my back. Enjoy beautiful Bella…and cheeky Charlie! Xxx

  4. Julia

    We just got back from the pool where a little girl donned one and the mother boasted to the women around her about purchasing it on Ebay. I think my son would have enjoyed trying it out too! πŸ™‚