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, 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