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

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