I treated myself to a new tail over the winter, Fin Fun’s Maui Splash. In glorious ombre pink & blue, it’s exactly my colours and I couldn’t resist!

Over the May bank holiday I was away with my uni girls, staying in a lakeside cottage in the Cotswolds Waterpark. What better place to take my tail for its first outing?

Mermaid Kerenza Sapphire ombre tail | Mermaiding UK | mermaiding.co.uk

The sun didn’t actually come out until the evening of our second day there, but as soon as it did we dashed out to take photos (having first made sure the guy who was fishing had packed up for the night – didn’t want to scare him!)

The girls, while not mermaids (yet!) themselves, were brilliantly supportive and even came to pose with me:

Spot the mermaid! Friends with Mermaid Kerenza Sapphire on the lake | Mermaiding UK | mermaiding.co.uk Spot the mermaid! Friends with Mermaid Kerenza Sapphire on the lake | Mermaiding UK | mermaiding.co.uk

The lake we were staying on wasn’t swimmable, and the lake we went kayaking on wasn’t yet at mermaid-friendly temperatures, but I did manage to sneak into the water to pose, on the beach at the other side of the lake. And then walked all the way back to our cottage in a shell bra and wet knickers. The things we do for our passions…

Mermaid Kerenza Sapphire in the lake | Mermaiding UK | mermaiding.co.uk

It was absolutely gorgeous, and it was also RIDICULOUSLY COLD! As you can tell from some of the outtakes…

Here are the rest of the photos – I’m yet to swim in this tail, but I’m chuffed with these photos, and I think it could easily become a favourite – it’s already in my signature colours!

With love and narwhals (because underwater unicorns),

Mermaid Kerenza Sapphire xox