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Spring 2009 Newsletter

Springtime is arriving in the Hug Bug Club and the Hug Bugs, Valentine, Springtime, Forest, Sky and Pumpkin are busy doing their spring cleaning. There has been a new visitor, the “Clutter Bug” who has been making a mess all winter! It is time to tidy up and pass on those toys, clothes and books that we don’t need any more to another child who would enjoy them. So I have written a new song, to the tune of “The Hug Bug,” from my album Diamond in the Rough.


The Clutter Bug

By Charlotte Diamond © 2009 SOCAN

It’s the Clutter Bug, the Clutter Bug, the Clutter Bug,
Never know where it’s hiding,
It’s the Clutter Bug, the Clutter Bug,
Watch out it will clutter on you!

If your room is filled with toys
And you don’t have any space,
Pack some in a box and give them away.
Put a smile on somebody’s face.


If your closet is filled with clothes,
That you don’t wear anymore,
Wash them up nice and give them away,
To the second-hand store.


If your shelves are filled with books,
That you no longer read,
Give them to the library or a friend;
It might be just what they need.


Do you have a Clutter Bug at your house? What does it look like? Write some new verses for my song with ideas of how to “Reduce, Recycle and Reuse to chase away the Clutter Bug Blues.” Send your letters and drawings by email or mail to the Hug Bug Club. I always write back!

When I am tired of being indoors, it is fun to go for a walk to see how nature is changing with the arrival of spring. The chickadees have been singing every morning – their call sounds like “Cheeseburger.” I whistle to them, imitating their song, hoping that they will answer me. The crocuses and snowdrops are blooming in my garden and I am thinking of the flowers that I want to plant when it is warmer. Let’s sing,

Each of Us is a Flower

Each of us is a flower,
Growing in life’s garden.
Each of us is a flower,
We need the sun and rain.
Cha, cha, cha!

By Charlotte Diamond,
Recorded on 10 Carrot Diamond

Listen to a sample of “Each of Us is a Flower”


Do you know my song “Puddles?” We often have rainy days in spring where I live near Vancouver on the west (wet!) coast of Canada. I love jumping in puddles! Put on your rubber boots and let’s go… Splash!


I’m ready for, you’re ready for,
We’re ready for the puddles!
I’ve got new boots, a raincoat, too;
I’ve got a hat, and it’s bright blue,
The sky is gray, raining cats and dogs,
I’m ready for, you’re ready for,
We’re ready for the puddles!
I don’t care, if it rains all day;
I can’t wait to go out and play,
Splishin’ and splashin’ my cares away,
I’m ready for, you’re ready for,
We’re ready for the puddles!

By Charlotte Diamond
Recorded on My Bear Gruff


I hope that you enjoy spring cleaning your house and chasing the Clutter Bugs away. Then go outside for a walk in the fresh air, listen for the birds and …jump in the puddles … with your boots on, of course!

P.S. Write to me! I love to receive your pictures and letters!

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to our NEW mailing address:

Charlotte Diamond
The Hug Bug Club
5005 Vista View Crescent
Nanaimo, BC V9V 1L6

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