A Mermaid's Tale- Review and Competition*

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2016 saw the rise in popularity of one of the best mythical creatures there is; unicorns. And while the unicorn trend was- and still is- hugely popular, 2017 saw the rise of another mythical creature that stole people's hearts; mermaids. There's mermaid blankets that look like a tail, mermaid pool floats, stationery, homeware and even makeup brushes. I love the mermaid trend, so when Strike Media asked me to review A Mermaid's Tale I obviously said yes! Better still...I have two digital copies to give away to you guys! But we will get to that in a minute...

There's no denying that A Mermaid's Tale is absolutely a kids film- however, I don't suppose this really matters if you're a big kid at heart like I am! The film depicts the tale of 12 year Ryan, a beautiful young girl raised by her dad. Her mother passed away when she was very young and the only other living family she has is a grumpy, estranged grandfather. When her grandfather gets sick, her dad and her move away from their own home to go and live with him, in an attempt to look after him. While Ryan initially dreads the thought of living with such a hard-hearted and miserable man, she soon comes to love the new town she calls home- particularly when she finds herself making friends with a mermaid! 

Love, friendship and family are all key themes in this film, but there is another, overriding theme that is an important lesson everyone could do with learning: forgiveness. Life is too short and too precious to hold a grudge over a silly argument, to cut ties with people who make small mistakes and to carry out petty acts of revenge. It's always better to forgive, let yourself heal and then learn to love and reconnect again. This film does a brilliant job at capturing that. 

Whether you're an adult or a child, the irresistable magic of this film will entice you to watch it again and again, and I can guarantee every time you reach the end credits, you'll be beaming from ear to ear. We all love a happy ending, don't we? 

Now, I mentioned that I had not one but two digital downloads available to give away to you guys as part of a fun competition! Everyone always does 'follows' and 'retweets' for competitions and I know that they're easy entries but I thought I'd do something a little different. I want you to comment on this post, tweet me or comment on the Instagram or Facebook post what your mermaid name would be for one entry. For TWO entries (that's right, you get a bonus entry here!) you can create a picture to show me what you'd look like as a mermaid! You can draw it, photoshop it, paint it, whatever you like! Send it to me via social media (@flomatthews_) or email it to me at florencegrace13@gmail.com As it's a kids film, you can get your kids, nieces or nephews to enter as well as yourself- this really is a film, and a competition, for everyone! 

The nitty gritty: Competition is open worldwide to people of all ages. Leaving a mermaid name comment grants you one entry, leaving a name and photo grants you two. Two winners will be selected at random by an online generator. Competition closes Friday 18th August 2017 at midnight. Winners will be contacted within 24 hours and then have a further 24 hours to respond before another winner is contacted. Good luck! 

Love from,
Florence Grace 

This post was written as part of a collaboration with Strike Media but all thoughts and views are my own. For more info on brand collaborations read the Disclaimer at the top of my page. 
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