Life has been really fast and really crazy this past little while! Only a few weeks since our last post and the mermaids have been going all out. We love this sunny weather. It means we get to go outside and into the fresh air instead of stuck inside (though we love our indoor pools). I want to start off by letting you know Mermaid Nessie graduated from high school (and got scholarships!) and also had her prom. Nessie will be leaving for Newfoundland at the end of the summer, and helping us branch out when she does. For now, we're going to keep enjoying her awesome mermaidy self and put her to work.
Congrats Nessie!! We are so proud of you
Well Fishy fans, life sure has been insanely busy for us mermaids! Raina here, writing to you all. I haven't had much of a chance to post and new blogs, I'm sorry it's been a while. I thought I'd start it off with this silly photo of Chicklet and I doing yoga. I am doing yoga on a regular basis right now and it's really helping me cope with stress, chronic pain, and mermaid fitness so I can't recommend it enough! A lot has happened over May and now into June, so I'm going to take a few minutes here and give you the lo-down!!
Raina & Mimi at Princess Tea
As you can see from the photos above, Mimi and I had a real blast at the Princess Tea Party. This was my second year doing it and Mimi's third. The event is a fundraiser for Children's Wish. That organization sent me to Disney when I was a kid. We met so many little girls and a few little boys, all dressed up and there were lineups for us all around the place! We were really popular. These types of charities are so important to us, and I am so glad we had the chance to do it.
Hello fishy fans! Raina here with the very first blog posting for Halifax Mermaids! So exciting.
I had a previous blog before which is linked on the "links" tab on the left, but I decided I'd rather have the blog integrated right into the website.
So let's talk about all current news mermaid wise! Let's see where to start?
The spring is finally here and we're all eagerly awaiting the warm weather. Mermaid Ama has rejoined us, and Mermaid Nessie is becoming a more regular member.
Halifax Mermaids now contracts Mermaid Mimi, Mermaid Naida, Mermaid Nessie, Mermaid Ama, and Merwrangler Sean and Marc. Our little business really is booming!
I (Raina) got to be part of a really special video PSA about living your dreams recently. It was a really awesome experience. The team I worked with did great underwater filming work. It is very rare for us to have any experience like that. For our mermaid footage us mermaids and Sean generally take turns using a underwater point and shoot in merky coloured and poorly lit pools. This was only the second time we had a whole pool to ourselves and the first time the cameras were great enough to get awesome footage.
I swam for an hour non-stop only coming up for air and to discuss the next trick we'd try. Even though the pool was very clean my eyes were trashed by the end. (I picked up a wicked eye gel later which will now be my go-to in order to keep my poor eyes clear!) I was exhausted but was able to really master a lot of tricks I have been working on. I do not get much of a chance to show off my swimming ability as most of my gigs are in shallow pools for parties. This was a real treat.
Big thanks to Scott and Dave who managed it all. They're going to be giving me all the unused footage which is really awesome. I can't wait to put it all together into an underwater performing reel to use for our media kit and other things! You can watch the video below.
This is Raina's blog where she documents all things mermaidy in the Halifax Mermaids!