Hug Bug Club - Winter [Image © katerina_dav -]

Winter 2011 Newsletter

Happy Holidays to my Hug Bug friends!

This has been such a busy year with a new CD, 24 Carrot Diamond – The Best of Charlotte Diamond with 24 of my best -known songs, like “Four Hugs a Day”, “Hug Bug”, “Dicky Dinosaur”, “The Laundry” and “I am a Pizza.

24 Carrot Diamond
I have also been performing my music in interesting places like Idaho, Nevada, California, Ontario, Vancouver Island, Squamish, Edmonton, Red Deer and Hawaii, where I bought a ukulele. It is so much fun to play!  When it is cold this winter, I will be practicing my ukulele. In Vancouver, we have just had the first snowfall of winter … always an exciting sight! The ski hills are open for skiing, snowboarding and sleighing, and the mountains sparkle with a fresh snowy white blanket. Winter is my favourite season! I love the frosty, crisp days.  Nature is preparing for the quiet time of year… a time to read and reflect on the past year.

It’s a snowy day, snowflakes falling,
A snowy day, won’t you come and play.
It’s a snowy day, my friends are calling,
Let’s play hockey on the ice all day.

From “It’s a Rainy Day” on 24 Carrot Diamond.

Snowman with songbird

The squirrels have been busy all day eating seeds that we put in a bird feeder.  It is quite a contest between the Jay birds and the squirrels as to who is the boss! I hope that you put food outside for the birds around your home in winter. Roll a pine cone in peanut butter, then roll it in wild bird seed and hang your cone on a tree. Then you can watch the birds enjoy your seed treat throughout the winter. When the weather is cold, they need energy to keep warm.  Even you need more food in winter to keep warm!  Let’s bake some nutritious oatmeal raisin cookies.  I wrote a song for my friend, Sherry, who bakes many different kinds of cookies to give as gifts for family and friends. Have a “Baking Party” with your buddies and try each other’s recipes.

Sherry's Cookies
by Charlotte Diamond
© Charlotte Diamond Music SOCAN 2004


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 …


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 …


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…


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!


Listen to a sample of “Sherry’s Cookies”


“Sherry’s Cookies”, “Three Books a Day”, “The Clutter Bug”, “The Walking School Bus” and “The Mountains” are downloadable songs I have available for purchase on my Website. Now on Special!

Snowman with Skis and Teddy Bear

I often write songs when I am outdoors.  One day, as I was skiing on Silver Star Mountain near Vernon, B.C., I wrote this song, “The Mountains”. It is an echo song and easy to learn. Singing helps us move with rhythm and to ski better.  Whether you ski, snowboard, toboggan, skate or snow shoe, being outdoors in the fresh winter air feels great. Sing as you go sliding down the hills. Yahooooooo!

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!

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”


Snowman Family

Special “Hugs and Wishes” to you and your family for a Happy Holiday and a Peaceful New Year 2012!

I love to receive your letters and pictures and I will always write back to you.

Remember, give your family “Four Hugs a Day,”and “Leave the World a Little Better” with Music!

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

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Charlotte Diamond
The Hug Bug Club
6251 Chatsworth Rd.
Richmond, BC V7C 3S4

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