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Mermaid in The Kitchen

Chasing Rainbows by Sarah Delamere Hurding

Mermaid in The Kitchen

Chasing Rainbows

by Sarah Delamere Hurding

This fun, informative, fast-moving and comprehensive memoir has many layers to beguile, amuse and entice you.

Sarah De La Mer was a hostess at U2's nightclub, The Kitchen for many years. Mermaid in The Kitchen charts Sarah's rite of passage from young intuitive, via three academic degrees, to feted status as a world renowned celebrity psychic. 

Scan the pages of this fishy tale for celebrity encounters, illicit adventures, star-crossed romances, psychic development, & lashings of Mermaid Magic. Sarah shows you how to develop your intuition & harness the power of Synchronicity. Cosmic tips abound throughout this magical story. Add another dimension to your life & enter the world of The Mermaid. 

Mermaid in The Kitchen is Sarah's story. You could not make it up if you tried. This mermaidy adventure has many interesting sub plots, and a lot of fun celebrity detail. The tag of "Mermaid" has followed Sarah throughout her life. Mermaid in The KItchen is not just about Hollywood stars and rock bands. It also charts an honest and empathetic, challenging journey, that many people will relate to. Domestic abuse is covered, along with tricky subjects like depression, personal relationships, financial difficulties, leaving home etc. 

Mermaid In The Kitchen is entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking. The impulse of publishing this raw, revealing story is to HELP people, as well as hopefully inspire them. Mermaid in The Kitchen is a page turner. 

Meet The Bridget Jones of the Spiritual World! 


Simon Cowell & Louis Walsh of The X Factor, acknowledged Sarah as

"The woman who knows everything." 

Ashton Kutcher, on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, stated that 

"Psychic Sarah is right on point." 

While Bono of U2, composed her an impromtu ditty, dancing around Dalkey car park! 

"Her name is Sarah, and she drives a blue car.

You'd like to get to know her, 'cos she is A STAR!"


Mermaid in The Kitchen is raw, personal and revealing. It recounts an honest and empathetic rite of passage journey, that many people will relate to. In the book Sarah covers many challenges, adventures, and trials that will sound familiar.

The story demonstrates her resourcefulness and tenacity in the face of life's challenges.

Sarah's sense of humour, and spiritual perspectives in the face of such tribulation is a gift. This story is not sugar-coated or sanitized. The book is transparent, conveying rich adventures, which are not so much "love and light," as "how the hell did she survive all that?" Situations that would have defeated many, are depicted in a self-depreciating manner; while her spiritual development is reflected throughout. Sarah's perspectives on cosmic truths are enlivening, and practical. 

The aim of the book is to help, amuse, horrify and inspire in equal measure. 

Mermaid in The Kitchen is a page turner. 

If you are a skeptic about the spiritual world, you will still find Mermaid in The Kitchen a good read. It is well written with humour and pragmatism. Some of the stories and perspectives might sound a bit far-fetched, but they all happened, and are validated. There is nothing as powerful as The Truth, and Sarah here presents life's oddities in a refreshingly honest way. Written from the heart, Sarah's tale will touch your soul, and hopefully leave you with a smile on your face... 

Sarah is a regularly published writer in Ireland, Europe and the USA.

Her work in the metaphysical and spiritual community is known world wide. 

One of Ireland's best known mystics, Sarah is a recognised seer, healer, and life coach. 

A curious fusion of Harry Potter meets Bridget Jones!

Responses and Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars Things could not have been any worse. And it was at this moment that I ...

February 22, 2018

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Siobhan's review ~~ A number of years ago I hit rock bottom in every area of my life. Things could not have been any worse. And it was at this moment that I asked out loud to the Universe for help because the Universe always hears your requests and prayers. Within days I was lead to Sarah for the Universe orchestrated this.Thanks to her guidance, psychic intuition and mermaid magic, I am manifesting the life of my dreams and I am filled with gratitude. So obviously when I heard Sarah had written a book, I had to buy it. When I first received it I made the mistake of reading the first page the book opened at and immediately I was hooked, pardon the pun! Sarah's story begins in Portishead, moves on to Edinburgh, then Dublin and back to the UK again, though I dare say her story is far from over yet! Part of it is difficult to read but Sarah is also very witty which makes for a very entertaining read.Sarah has been through it all so this makes her the perfect person to offer advice and show people how to steer their way out of the bad times. It has something for everyone including tips on how to manifest the life you want, cosmic ordering, psychic intuition and celebrity encounters in the music and sporting world. If someone is going through a hard time in any area of their life, feels there is no light at the end of the tunnel or just needs some guidance or something to inspire them, you could do much worse than buy this book for them. It could actually change their life!

Review by Catherine C ~ (who was lent the book with the purpose of reviewing it) ~ *Sarah’s turn of phrase is like the old story tellers in Ireland of the past who would create the picture and take you on a journey with a poignant message shadowed behind. Delivered to educate,provoke and awaken the spirit within. Her style is similar as some of the tales make for uncomfortable reading on many levels, and that gets the reader engaged and challenged to think about how they see the situation. Dublin is portrayed in a very honest light, an edgy city where you need to look a little deeper to find its hidden gems. Sarah has not held back !! She certainly lifts the veil on the music industry (most musicians live in a parallel universe and perhaps those who don't are not worth knowing in the industry). I didn’t want to put the book down once I started it. Sarah has an interesting way of writing, a very old Irish way which is interesting.*

Review by Mrs E Groves ~ Sarah’s narrative voice is very appealing and entertaining, making it an enjoyable book to read. The book divides into three topics. In the Preface, the author takes Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of “The Little Mermaid” and shows it as a metaphor of her own life. Anyone with a love of fairy tales will find this intriguing. The next section of the book deals with her early life in the UK and her move to Ireland. Sarah tells her life story like a true storyteller, the reader always eager for the next part. The final section deals with her experience and ordeals, as she tries to balance her Christianity and psychic gifts. Life has not been easy for Sarah, like us all she has her share of debts, disappointments and betrayals. That is one reason why this book is such a good read it is a book everyone can relate to in some way.

Review by Richard e Mooney ~ I couldn’t recommend this book enough as there is something for everyone in it. A thoroughly enjoyable and easy read. I received Mermaids in the Kitchen as a present and assumed that it wouldn’t be for me, however, once I started reading it, I started to find that I couldn’t put it down. This book has something for everyone. If you want a good true story, are into the paranormal, want to learn about certain celebrities, or want to get inside the mind of a psychic medium, this is the book for you. 


5.0 out of 5 starsA wonderful juicy read :)

January 22, 2018

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Really enjoyed this amazing book, full of very interesting anecdotes and thoughtful insights. 

An absolute pleasure to read :) definitely 5 stars

Jane Cairney

5.0 out of 5 starsI enjoyed it from cover to cover

December 29, 2017

Format: Paperback

This book is well presented and entertaining to read. I enjoyed it from cover to cover, 

especially all the little stories and anecdotes interwoven into the text.

It was a highly readable book.

Mandy Shamhart

I love the writers ability to so vividly describe the intended story. I can almost hear her voice (which I’ve never heard) as I read.

She describes things in a way that is relatable. Definitely a must read! Very fun, helpful, and easily find yourself walking the cobblestone streets she describes. Her use of personal experience and growth is breathtaking, and relatable on many levels. The connection to both her personal religious beliefs as well as respect for the spiritual realm that guides her has put many questions I have struggled with to rest. 

Her aid in aligning connection to God with spiritual gifts is exciting and grounding.

Many times I have read her words and have been able to link my own experiences, not to the level of excitement she has lived, but similar regardless.

5.0 out of 5 starsI enjoyed it from cover to

ByAmazon Customeron 8 February 2018

Format: Kindle Edition

A book you won't be able to put down until the end. I enjoyed it from cover to cover

4.0 out of 5 starsEnjoyed

Byriadaraon 8 February 2018

Format: Paperback

Really enjoyed this book.

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic

ByNicky Nutton 11 February 2018

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Sarah De La Mer

"My specialities are lifting pain and depression, as well as energy boosts, major clearings and *resets." 

Sarah was called into help Paul O' Connell of the Irish Rugby Team with his shoulder injury which had been damaged in a brutal game with France. The team DR gave me permission to work on Paul's AC joint in the hope that he would pass the team physical in time for a crucial match. He DID. This in the year that Ireland first won the Six Nations Championship under Brian O' Driscoll. 

Sarah has written columns and articles for many publications including Irish Independent, Sunday World, RTE Guide, Social and Personal Magazine, Cork Echo, Belfast Telegraph, Dear Sarah column for The Star (agony aunt page), XPOSE magazine, OM TIMES, Star Scope ~ book published by Poolbeg

Educated at Gordano Comprehensive School in Portishead, Stirling University BA hons in English (with Philosophy and Religious Studies subsidiaries), MSC from Edinburgh University in Modernism and Postmodernism, M PHil in Publishing from Stirling University, and studying independently to finish PHD from UCD (Philosophy).

TV experience: Irish Popstars for Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell (also shown on ITV in the UK), Ryan Tubridy Show, You’re A Star, Ireland AM, TTV, Celebrity Farm, Dustin the Turkey, The Cafe, The Afternoon Show, Podge and Rodge.

Radio Stuff: Newstalk, 98 FM, Talk Sport UK, Spanish Radio, Una Power Show, Cork Red FM, RTE Radio 1 and 2, Gerry Ryan Show, Marian Finucanne Show, Tom Dunne Show, East Coast FM, Q 102, 104 FM, Corks RED FM. CBS ~ Soul to Soul Show, The World PUJA Network ~ Heart to Heart Show.

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