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Winter 2009 Newsletter

Winter is my favourite season! I love the frosty, crisp days. The autumn leaves have been raked and nature is preparing for the quiet time of year. Bears will be hibernating in their dens, squirrels will be sleeping in their drey or nest, and soon the mountains around Vancouver will be draped in a white, snowy blanket. This coming February, the 2010 Winter Olympics are coming to Whistler Mountain and Vancouver. It will be very busy here and we will have the chance to see the best winter athletes in the world show their talents.

Snowman with Skis and Teddy BearI have written a song about skiing, called “The Mountains.” It is sung to the tune of my song “Puddles” (from “My Bear Gruff”). Whether you ski, snowboard, toboggan, skate or snow shoe, it is great to be outdoors in the fresh winter air. When it snows in town, everyone becomes very excited. It is also a great time to sing together, dance and celebrate the Holiday Season with your families and friends. Here is part of my new song. Just echo along.

The Mountains (Whistler)

I’m ready for, you’re ready for,
We’re ready for… the Mountains!
I’ve got new boots… and new skis, too…
I’ve got a tuque (hat)… and it’s bright blue…
The sky is gray… and it looks like snow…
I’m ready for, you’re ready for,
We’re ready for the Mountains!

2.
I don’t care… if it snows all day…
I can’t wait… to go out and play…
Slipping and sliding… my cares away…
I’m ready for, you’re ready for,
We’re ready for the Mountains!

Listen to a sample of “The Mountains”

 

“The Mountains” is one of the new downloadable songs I have available for purchase on my Website.

When it is cold outside, it is a perfect time to decorate the house and make special treats for the Holidays. Do you have a special meal for this time of year? I like to bake cookies, but I have to hide them so that they don’t all disappear before the celebrations! Here is a song that I wrote for my friend, Sherry, who likes to make cookies as gifts for family and friends. Let’s bake cookies together!

 

Sherry's Cookies
© Charlotte Diamond Music SOCAN 2004

Chorus:

Sherry’s cookies, what a delight!
Sherry’s cookies ready to bite,
Sherry’s cookies, Oh, what fun!
I want to taste every one.

Made with care and taking time,
A gift for friends that looks so fine,
Tied with a ribbon in a box,
I hope she’s making lots and lots… lots and lots of …

Chorus

Hug Bug cookies and chocolate chip,
Peanut butter and oatmeal are always a hit!
Gingerbread and butterscotch,
I hope she’s making lots and lots… lots and lots of …

Chorus

Savour each cookie and make it last
The celebration will soon be past.
For special gifts, you have to wait
For it takes time to create…

Chorus

Mothers and Daughters, Fathers and Sons,
Find a recipe; let’s have some fun
Bake some cookies for the family
A gift of love that’s oh, so yummy!
Yummy in your tummy!

Chorus

Listen to a sample of “Sherry’s Cookies”

 

“Sherry’s Cookies” is also one of the new downloadable songs I have available for purchase on my Website.

Here is another song for you. This one is about the “Clutter Bug.” She definitely lives in my house! Reduce, Recycle and Reuse to chase away the Clutter Bug Blues.

The Clutterbug
by Charlotte Diamond SOCAN 2009
Based on the original song, “The Hug Bug”
© Charlotte Diamond Music 1986

Chorus:
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.

Chorus

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.

Chorus

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.

Chorus

Listen to a sample of “The Clutter Bug”

 

The Clutter Bug is another one of the new downloadable songs I have available for purchase on my Website.

This holiday season, remember others who need our help. UNICEF helps children around the world. Visit www.unicef.ca in Canada or www.unicef.org in the USA. We can also donate to organizations that help families in our own community to have a Happy Holiday.

Give Four Special “Hugs” to your family and “Leave the World a Little Better.” Have a wonderful winter and let’s welcome in a Peaceful New Year 2010! Good luck to all our Olympic Athletes. Gold for Canada!

Happy Holidays, Feliz Navidad et Joyeux Noel!

 

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

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

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