Where has Cara been?


Hello, it's me. I know, I've been a crappy blogger lately and it's actually been getting me down a lot; I always feel super guilty when I don't post for a while because I love writing British Mermaid so much and it's a huge part of my life however things have been a little hectic lately. Sometimes those other parts of your life get in the way and certain things need to take a backseat for a few weeks, in this instance Mermaid was that. However there have been some awesome things happening with more coming very soon and I thought I'd take this opportunity to tell you lovelies all about them all, as well as what to expect from the blog in the next few weeks. We all love a preview right?

First things first - my health is improving. I've touched on my battles with mental illness before in the past and honestly I'd rather keep this part of the post short and sweet, but things are getting better and I'm so pleased about it. I've been a lot busier and happier lately and when I feel healthy and strong I can get out and do more things/shoot more outfits which obviously leads to more (and better) blog content. Over the past week I've hung out with some of my closest friends, eaten some delicious food and been on a magic carpet ride when I saw Aladdin in London (spoiler: it's amazing). There's still a long way for me to go and a lot of issues to deal with but I couldn't be happier that things are finally on the upswing.

I have a few trips coming up, too. If you follow me on my Twitter or Instagram you probably already know this but I'm off to Disneyland Paris for three nights in October! Disney is my favourite place in the entire world and I've always wanted to visit during the Halloween season which I'm lucky enough to be doing this year. Not only that but I'll be there on Halloween day itself and attending the park's soiree in costume - I can't wait. <3 As well as this I'm also going to be visiting the Elveden Forest Center Parcs for a long weekend from this Friday til Monday which will be a lovely and much needed break for me and my entire family. I'll definitely be doing a post about my break and a few outfit posts too (talk about amazing backdrops galore?) so keep an eye out.

My first giveaway is coming up and I'm really excited about it. I know, I'm lame okay? I just can't wait to share this collab with you. I've never been really into doing sponsored posts or anything and I'll only ever work with a company or brand that I genuinely really like and would use or buy from anyway so this giveaway has got me stoked. I'm so happy with how my blog has grown over the last four years and the idea of giving something back to the people that have supported me for however long is super cool. You're all so lovely. <3

British Mermaid may expand to YouTube soon. I feel like bloggers making the jump to becoming YouTubers as well is a bit of a ~cliche~ nowadays but as a former media student and YouTube addict, it's something I've been toying with for a while. So much creativity can go into video making and I have loads of ideas for lookbooks and chatty videos that I think would really add an extra level to the content I'm already sharing on the blog. I'm currently undecided as to when I'll actually put my first video up as well as what it'll even be about so if there's anything in particular you want to see please let me know in the comments or on Twitter!

So yeah, that's what's been going on with me lately. I hope you're all doing good too, I've really missed posting over these past few weeks and I can't wait to get back into the swing of things. I promise I won't leave you again with no explanation, okay? xo

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  1. YouTube is amazing idea, can't wait!!


  2. Oooh, looking forward to your YouTube videos! :)

    T xx

  3. I'm so happy that your health has been improving lately <3 and that you've been treating yourself too (I'm so jelly of Aladdin!) Well done <3 And omg enjoy your trips!

  4. I can't be the only person who started singing Adele at the start of this post?!

    So happy to hear your MH is improving, that's such, such great news and I am beaming here for you. Even though I hate you a teeny little bit for going to Disneyland....My all time favourite place! (I'll live vicariously through you!)

    Katie xx ¦ ♥ La Coco Noire

    1. Haha, I'm glad you picked up on the reference ;) thank you so much lovely! Xx

  5. Glad to hear you're improving! Have fun on your trips abroad, and I love your youtube channel idea!

    Lots of love,
    Marshmallow Skye

  6. Disney sounds AMAZINGGG! Glad you're back Cara! x
    Morgan | www.justmorgs.com

  7. So glad to see a post from you. Don't feel bad - life has a way of taking up time. hehe
    I'm really happy to hear you are doing better. That makes me so glad.
    Hope you're having a great day.
    Much love,

  8. Nice to see you around again, and looking forward to see your channel! :)


  9. So exciting!! I can't wait to see what you have in store :)
    xx Alyssa
    VISIONS OF NYC // @alyszsa

  10. Aw, its so great to hear you're doing well and happy!!! Things seem to be going great for you, so good!!! And also, yes, youtube!!!! I'm so excited to see your videos, you're going to do fantastic!!!

  11. looking forward to this..
    kisses from dubai ❤️

  12. I'm so happy to hear things are getting better for you! Enjoy your holiday, I'm looking forward to reading about it :) xx


  13. It would be lovely to see you over on youtube! I'm glad to hear that things are getting better and I hope you have fun on your trips :)


  14. Being busy and happy is a good thing <3 Thanks for dropping by my blog. Returning the love <3
    Love your blog and your instagram feed by the way! :*

    xo, Alex | Tick... Tock... It's Locked. | @lexidoodledoo

  15. Sounds like you have a lot of exciting things planned! Looking forward to seeing your progression on to Youtube :)


  16. I think your youtube idea sounds like a ton of fun! I like making videos as well as blogging, it's fun to challenge yourself creatively. Can't wait to see what's ahead for you!

    Alison / http://alisonpate.blogspot.com

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