Let's Hoop for Lent!

Hooping Mummy has come about from the desire to start *doing* something for Lent instead of giving something up! This year I shall be hooping my way through a different tune every day for 40 days ~ Please feel free to come and join in or make your own hooping videos and send them to me to upload: amy@greaves-net.net

Monday, 9 May 2011

Hooping Mummy is BACK!!!! :-D

Due to popular demand, and to prove that hooping isn't just for lent, hooping mummy is BACK! I can't promise to do a video daily, or even weekly if we're really busy but I'll be back from time to time with a little hooping ditty for your enjoyment. I'm really really happy lots of you have taken up hooping ~ doesn't it make you feel great? Hooping is going to be this summer's craze... do it at home, in the garden, in the park, on a hill, in a field, on a boat?! Maybe a bit wobbly but hey-ho. I hope this tune makes you want to get up and jig around the living-room. Love from Daisy and I xxx

Monday, 2 May 2011

I Can't Dance!

Happy Bank Holiday Monday everybody! Tara and Jez popped in for a cuppa and Uncle Freddy was here too so it seemed like the perfect opportunity for a little group hooping :-)  x x x

Monday, 25 April 2011

Day Forty-Seven - The Grand Finale!!!

THANK YOU EVERYBODY!!! I still can't believe how much fun this whole forty-something days has been. Thank you so much for getting involved, following my blog, buying hoops (which are still for sale!!) I never imagined that this whole hooping for Lent thing would take off like it has and I've loved every minute of it. I actually felt a bit lost today without my kitchen hooping ritual so I've just had a sneaky midnight hooping session whilst Daisy and Corgi are sleeping! 

Extra special thanks to everyone who took part in this final *Easter* video ~ Paul & Kathy for their beautiful garden, fabulous party and great food, the Zammits for their sheer enthusiasm, energy and craziness, my dear Daddy for filming and uploading this clip, Corgi for not shouting at me for scraping the paint off the kitchen wall and ceiling with my pink hoop (!), Daisy for her patience and sitting in her bumbo/walker everyday whilst I hooped for you guys, Tommy Dee for suggesting the blog. There's so many more people to mention but I'll stop there. I really hope you've enjoyed all the hooping madness and I'm thrilled it's inspired lots of you to pick up a hoop and start hooping!!! Keep it up ~ let's all be hoopy loopy-tastic this summer :-D Lots of love from Daisy & I xxxxx

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Day Forty-Six ~ Final Countdown

The penultimate video before the GRAND EASTER FINALE tomorrow!!! I love my siblings for appearing in this clip :-) xxx

Friday, 22 April 2011

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Day Forty-Four ~ It's Like That

Great tune, chosen by Nicole :-D I'm not convinced I'm actually getting any better at hooping so I'm looking forward to all of you new hoopers learning tricks and teaching them to me!!! I hope you've all been out enjoying the sunshine ~ we've had a beautiful day in the Elan Valley with the babies. Happy Bank Holiday  xxxx

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Day Forty-Three ~ Set You Free

It's nearly Easter everybody which means we only have a few more days of hooping!!! We have some extra special hooping stars with us today.... Nicole, Jo, Tom and the ridiculously gorgeous baby Rocco :-D xxx

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Day Forty-Two ~ Life Is A Highway

Hello Hooping Folk! How are you all? We have been basking in glorious sunshine here in Wales today so we thought hooping in the park was appropriate! This is a special tune for my little cousin Sarah who is not so little anymore as she is 18 Today!! Happy Birthday Sarah :-D xxx

Monday, 18 April 2011

Day Forty-One ~ Body Moving

Hi Everybody :-D I'm not feeling too hot today (think I have an ear infection) so I'm sorry if I'm not up to my usual standard!! Happy hooping xxx

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Day Forty!!!!! and we're still going.... ~ In the Summertime

Woweeeee, 40 days of hooping!! A big thank you to the wonderfully crazy and zany MacZammit family ~ we love you guys :-) Check out the twins busting some moves! xxx

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Day Thirty-Nine ~ Pencil Full Of Load

Back by popular demand is hooping legend Freddy Greaves!! Enjoy :-) xxx

Friday, 15 April 2011

Day Thirty-Eight ~ The Lazy Song

 It's Friday everybody and you know what that means.... it's the *WEEKEND*!! Today we don't feel like do anything so Bruno Mar's 'Lazy Song' seemed to fit the bill quite nicely (I'm not hanging out in my birthday suit though ;-) xxx

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Day Thirty-Seven! ~ All The Single Ladies

Ha ha ha, THAT is how tired I am.... I didn't change the magnetic letters on my board and I've done Day 36 again!! Oh dear. No pasa nada. This little ditty is for the gorgeous Georgie xxx

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Day Thirty-Six ~ Right Said Fred

Happy Birthday Freddy!!! We hope you've had lots of cups of tea :-D Love from Corgs, Daisy & I xxx

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Day Thirty-Five ~ Forget You

See if you can spot Dev and Daisy in tonight's hooping video - they were feeling a bit shy! xxx

Monday, 11 April 2011

Day Thirty-Four ~ Hula Hoop Christmas Song

Today's music (Alvin & The Chipmunks) was chosen by my Dad! Oh how lovely to get a hula-hoop for Christmas!!! If any of you lovely lot would like to buy a hula-hoop for yourselves/ a friend/ a family member/ other half/ random stranger in the street, maybe for Christmas (or sooner as Christmas is quite a long way away!) then look no further...

'Hoopingmummy' is broadening her horizons and has colourful (home-made) hoops for sale! I have all sorts of colours and wonderful sparkly tapes for you to choose from. Prices range from £12-£15 depending on colour/sparkle ~ Get in touch and I'll make to order :-) Maybe we should have a 'hooping party' where we can all show off our new skills??? Who's up for it? x x x

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Days Thirty-Two & Thirty-Three ~ Jump!!

This was sooo much fun and really really difficult (as you can tell by the number of times I dropped my hoop!!) Sorry for the awful editing but I had to make the video shorter so I could upload it :-) I hope you've all been enjoying yourselves in the sunshine ~ it has been absolutely *blooming gorgeous* here in Mid-Wales and after some fun at Builth Wells Sports Centre we spent the afternoon hooping in the garden with the crazy Zammit family...video to follow!! x x x

Friday, 8 April 2011

Day Thirty-One ~ Let's Get It On

Oh what a beautiful day it's been here in Mid-Wales!! Daisy and I have been out most of the day enjoying the sunshine but poor little mite is teething and is very restless this evening :-( I'm sorry she's not in this video Katie but she's fast asleep in the other room with her Daddy! I can't believe it's Day 31 already, I'm going to miss my daily hooping when Lent is over. I've uploaded so many videos that BT are emailing me and telling me that I'm nearing the upper limit of our 'fair usage' broadband package!! Oopsy Daisy x x x

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Days Twenty-Nine & Thirty ~ I Like To Move It

This sort of exercise is not to be recommended straight after breakfast, I feel quite dizzy!!! x x x

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Day Twenty-Eight ~ Brown Eyed Girl

There's nothing like a bit of Van Morrison to make you tap your foot! Thank you to everybody who is following my hooping videos ~ I hope you're still enjoying them. I'm so happy it's inspiring lots of you to take up hula-hooping!!  xxx

I'm starting to make hoops and have a range of colours/sizes/sparkly tapes for you to choose from so get in touch via facebook if you're interested and I'll make to order :-) Hoops will range from £12-£15 depending on size/colour (plus P&P if you need it posting). Here's some pics of hoops I've made....

Monday, 4 April 2011

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Day Twenty-Six

Thinking of those who have received sad news this mother's day and sending all of our love to Ria's family and friends x x x

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Day Twenty-Five ~ I Love To Love

I love to love but my baby's just got to dance! Thanks to Ozzie Kim, yummy mummy Kel and spinning super-star Maia for today's hooping antics in the garden! x

Friday, 1 April 2011

Day Twenty-Four ~ Papa Don't Preach

Whooopeee it's Friday!! This one is for Daisy. She said, "Please mummy, please can we dress up today? I want to know what you wore when you were a little girl in the Eighties..." I hope you enjoy it! Have a fantabulous weekend, lots of love, Hooping Mummy xxx

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Day Twenty-Three ~ What A Feeling

What a feeling!! Oh my gosh I simply *LOVE* this tune. It makes me want to hoop and hoop and hoop and hoop :-D xxx

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Day Twenty-Two ~ Someone Like You

I'm sorry I seem to be loading these videos up here later and later every day! Baby Daisy, hoopy Clara and I have been down at the Ashfield Community Land Trust today planting seeds and talking herb garden designs :-) Only 18 days until Easter so hang on in there everyone who has given up something or taken up something - not long to go!!! We're in it together!! x x x 

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Day Twenty-One ~ Fight For This Love

It's a woolly hat afternoon! This is a tribute to my amazing friends Nicole Perks, Zoe Williams and Jo Burton ~ I love you guys xxx

Monday, 28 March 2011

Day Twenty ~ You Got The Love

Happy Monday Everybody and a very Happy Birthday to Rachel in Oz!!! I hope you enjoy my little Florence tribute just for you :-) I've watched this clip back and I look like I'm taking life very seriously today ha ha, I can promise you I'm not!! I'm just a bit sleepy but *VERY* excited about driving up to Chester tonight to see Ed Sheeran and all my uni friends :-D x x x 

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Day Nineteen ~ Tubthumping

Today's hooping was filmed a couple of days ago on the rocky beach at Aberaeron :-) After yesterday's hooping extravaganza in the garden this will probably be a bit tame for some of you! Due to popular demand I shall be asking brother Fred to appear in a few more videos before Lent is over.... Love x x x

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Day Eighteen ~ Sisters are doing it for themselves

We're coming out of the kitchen and there's something we gotta say to you!! We had so much fun making today's clip ~ Thanks to my beautiful hooping sister-in-law Naoko, my brother Freddy, Dad Geoff and of course Daisy and Iolo!! x x

Friday, 25 March 2011

Day Seventeen ~ The Herb Garden Café & The Whiskey River Band

Hooping Mummy has gone public this evening!! It took three glasses of wine to pluck up the courage to get up and hoop in front of a roomful of people but it was AMAZING!! (Health Warning: drinking and hooping is not to be encouraged ;-)

A massive *Thank You* to Richard Bramhall and The Herb Garden Café and of course, to the wonderful Whiskey River Band  (http://www.whiskeyriver.co.uk/) for playing me a beautiful medley!! Enjoy xxx

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Day Sixteen ~ Feel like a woman

Dear loopy hoopy followers, thank you for not balling me out about yesterday's lack of hooping! I think I've made up for it this morning with some very energetic Shania Twain hooping - Let me know what you think... :-) xxx

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Day Fourteen ~ Spinning Around

Don't you just love Kylie?! I know I do. Today I've tried hooping with not one but TWO hoops!! Hmm, epic fail I'm afraid as it's not very easy - don't worry though people, I shall practice and by Easter I might be spinning 5 hoops.... Lots of love from Daisy and I x x x

Monday, 21 March 2011

Day Thirteen ~ The Hostages - 'Rolling Circus'

Good morning hoopers! If you're feeling a bit sleepy today and have got the Monday blues then grab a coffee, cuppa tea, chai latte, hot apple juice (if you're at the Herb Garden Café) and check out this new tune from 'The Hostages'  **Rolling Circus** (available for download on itunes now) I know this is a shameless plug but seriously, these lads are extremely talented musicians...and they're local...what's not to love?! It's not my usual kind of hooping tune but I hope I've done it justice x x x 

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Day Twelve ~ Reet Petite

It's a real family affair today :-) We hope you enjoy it x x x

Friday, 18 March 2011

Day Ten ~ Eye of the Tiger ** COMIC RELIEF **

Happy Friday everyone, today is Comic Relief :-D I couldn't find a red nose this morning but I hope you like my attempt to 'do something funny for money'!! If you do like it then please please consider giving a gift, however large or small, to Comic Relief and help raise money for those less fortunate than ourselves. Here's my justgiving fundraising address: http://my.rednoseday.com/hoopingmummy Thank you! Have a lovely weekend xxxx

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Day Nine ~ The Bare Necessities

It's Day 9 of Lent already! How is everyone else getting on? Have any of you chocolate lovers cracked yet and devoured a pack of chocolate biccies in one sitting? Let me know how you're getting on. I'm really enjoying my hooping everyday and it's been great getting all your comments and messages ~ keep them coming :-) x x x ps. This one is for Huw Bramhall *Happy Birthday Huw*

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Day Eight ~ Tainted Love

Better late than never hey! Today's clip was filmed down at the Ashfield Community Land Trust and co-stars the one and only herby hooper Clara ~ she's going to bring her hoop down to Ashfield next week so look out for some synchronised hooping!! :) x x x ps. The muddy field we're standing in is the beginnings of our very own community herb garden...

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Day Seven ~ One Way Or Another

WOW!! One week of hooping and you're still watching :-D Thankyou! I dare you not to dance to this one.... x x x

Monday, 14 March 2011

Day Six ~ Manic Monday

Happy Monday! How does it always come around so quickly? Daisy and I are learning about growing herbs today plus searching online for funky tape to decorate hula-hoops!!! x x x

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Day Five ~ Sussudio

Good Morning everyone! It's beautiful here today and we're loving a bit of Phil, dedicated to my cousin Soph in Sydney who got knocked off her bicycle by a silly person not looking before opening their car door. Hope you feel better soon Smurf xxx and a very *Happy Birthday* to Rueben Robinson ~ 1 year old today!!

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Day Four ~ Say a Little Prayer

Day Four and yay it's the weekend everybody! We didn't have such a good night - my poor boh (beloved other half) has a stinking cold and Daisy decided to wake up every couple of hours so that meant no sleep for me either. Never mind, we'll catch up :) Keep those song requests coming, I've got another 30-something days to fill. Today's kitchen hooping is a little more mellow as it doesn't seem appropriate to do anything too silly after what has happened in Japan. My thoughts go out to all of you with family and friends living out there x x

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Day Three ~ Baby Got Back

Day Three is here and I'm uploading this one very late at night (or early in the morning!) because I won't have time tomorrow... Daisy and I will be getting up bright and early to go and decorate bunting for Fair Trade Fortnight. Nb. This one is a request from the lovely Ben Harris (thanks Ben) and is probably the most provocative you'll get from me - I'm a *mother* now!!! ps. NO babies were present during the filming of today's clip ;-)

Day Two ~ Dancing in the Moonlight

Here's Day 2 of my hooping for lent! Please add your comments or send me suggestions of tunes you'd like me to hoop too... and the offer is always open if you'd like to come and join in!! love xxx