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w e i v r e t An In d i a m r with Me Tarielle By Erica Louise

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ove aside Arcto the Seal there's a new creature gracing the shores of Port Phillip Bay; a beautiful, graceful and glittery mermaid! Mermaid Tarielle swam into Seaford Beach recently and she caused quite a stir! Families far and wide travelled to see Melbourne's mystical and very friendly creature, who smiled for a solid two hours whilst chatting to visiting children and posing for photographs. Melbourne's friendly mermaid has been popping up at beaches around the bay to tell families about her new partnership with Melbourne party hosts Waggle Dance. Waggle Dance offer experiences for children including kids' parties with a difference. This Melbourne-based small business arranges unique party entertainment hosts for children's special events, all over the city and beyond. Mermaid Tarielle took some time out of her busy swimming schedule to chat to us about her life as a mermaid in Port Phillip Bay!

Hello Mermaid Tarielle! What a wonderful opportunity to chat to you! Here are some questions we have for our little peninsula mer-fans. Q. Assuming you live in Melbourne, are you the only mermaid in Port Phillip Bay? 28

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I am based off Melbourne. My pod lives outside Port Phillip Heads in Bass Strait, however I am one of the few mermaids who swim to shore to interact with humans!

Q. We know that you meet children for private pool and beach parties. This is very exciting. What do you do with the kids on their special meet-amermaid day? Little people are fascinated by what lies beneath the ocean and the fables of mermaids and sea creatures, and I love to celebrate this sense of wonder with storytelling, games, mermaid swims, siren songs, photo fun and answering all their questions about life as a mermaid! I can visit any of my mer-fans by magically appearing in their pool, on a beach or even on-land in their living rooms! Q. How long can you spend out of the water and what happens if you don’t get back in the water in time? I can spend a little while outside the ocean, a little more than an hour, before returning to my ocean friends and merfamily, especially my best friend, Yertle the Turtle Q. Where do mermaids sleep? I have a bed made of the softest coral in all the oceans! It’s

Autumn 2018  

Peninsula Kids Autumn 2018

Autumn 2018  

Peninsula Kids Autumn 2018

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