I was delighted to be asked back to my old secondary school on Friday, to give the speech at the school prizegiving/reward ceremony. It was a real privilege to be able to speak to the staff and students about my experiences since leaving school, meet a few of the current students and catch up with some of my old teachers - and I was lucky enough to be presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers at the end of the ceremony! Afterwards I found out that they had especially requested the florist to provide a flower selection suitable for a mermaid - lots of beautiful blue, purple, and yellow blooms. They're brightening up the rooms of Mermaid HQ as I type (in three separate vases, no less!). So thank you very much to everyone for the beautiful flowers and for inviting me back to speak to you - I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Mermaid Ondine a.k.a. Mairead