Under The Sea


I love the sea.

Ever since I was a little girl, I've been fascinated by life under the waves.  I also love aquariums, fish tanks, and any programmes, books or films about sea life. "Splash" and "The Big Blue" are on my list of favourite things to watch.  "Flipper" and "Free Willy" are not.  I'm not good with films about wildlife in peril. They stress me out.
Strangely enough, I'm not so fascinated by life under the water in lakes.  It's something about the bottom of lakes being muddy and sticky.  The sea seems full of life and motion to me.  Lakes seem a bit stagnant.  With one exception.  If it's something to do with Nessie, I'm all over it.

One of my favourite things to do if I'm feeling stressed out, is to close my eyes and imagine I'm diving into the sea and can swim and breathe underwater.  I imagine the water flowing over me, cool and fresh. The sunlight filtered in rays through the water.  I especially imagine the water flowing over my head and washing away all my worries.  When I come up from the water, all my stresses are gone.

When I was little I wanted to be a mermaid so I could swim like this for real.  I was forever getting told off by the lifeguards at the swimming baths, for putting my armbands on my legs so my head would go under.  I couldn't swim at the time so it was a tad risky.

When I sleep, I do sometimes dream of mermaids.

Do you love the sea?

P.S. Thank you for all your lovely comments about my hair.  I'm loving it.


  1. Gorgeous picture, I do love the sea, just the sound is so wonderful!

    Bee happy x

  2. I love swimming so I do love the sea. I love your illustration too!

  3. I do, although it scares me at the same time. I semi overcame it when I did my diving courses - the deep 100ft dive is the closest I think I've been to being a mermaid. I like lakes though, remind me of ancient times...

  4. That's a great picture! Since I moved close to the sea four years ago I can't imagine being away from it for too long. It just has that fierce natural beauty that is somehow so soothing. So anyway, on holidays thousands of miles over the pond it's nice to still be near the same sea.

  5. I was brought up by the sea and in school holidays we would spend all day swimming like mermaids!! I miss it now I live in LOndon, and would live a little huse by the sea to escape and be a mermaid again!

  6. oh i do love the sea
    and this watery sea-breezy post!
    your daydream gives me that
    saltwater peace, too,
    and I thank you:)

  7. Gorgeous illo, Em! Yes, I love the sea! Loving your new hair too! xo


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