I like to write in my journal and talk about my adventure with the birds!

Fun Recording Session!

Last night we spent some time in the studio recording some new tunes for an upcoming album! There’s no definite plan for when the next record will come out, but we are on top of writing for it and having a blast doing so!

I can’t wait to show you the upcoming tunes we’ve been working on! Keep an eye (and an ear) out for some new songs!! 🙂

Just a quick update, but until next time…

Keep dancin’!

Robin 🙂

Party For The Planet!!

This last weekend we performed at Party for the Planet, and it was so much fun!

It was our first outdoor show this year, and I have to say – we were SO lucky with the weather! The rain held out, and it was a perfect, but kind of chilly, afternoon! Our show was so much fun, we had a fantastic crowd who was definitely there to dance!

I love outdoor shows! There is nothing better than dancing and singing in the fresh air!

Keep posted here for updates and upcoming shows, we’d love for you to join us 🙂

Here is a great photo from the show, courtesy of the City of Surrey!

Until next time…

Keep dancin’!

Robin 🙂

A Super GREAT Show!!

On April 7th, we had a show at the Surrey Early Years Festival at the Chuck Bailey Recreation Centre! It was such a blast to hit the stage again and to connect with an audience!

Our show was super fun. Bazza kept me on my feet throughout the whole show! He kept coming through different nests to join us on different songs! I never knew where he was going to come from the next time! He was definitely in a silly mood and it was too funny!

We had a fantastic group of dancers at the show as well, we were hoppin’, boppin’ and firetruckin’ all over the place! I had such a blast!

This coming weekend on April 14th, we’ll be at Surrey’s Party for the Planet! You can find us on the main stage at 12:30PM! We’ll be doing a fun set of songs from our first album and second album! A nice mix! Let’s hope the sun sticks around until then!

Here are come pictures from our show last Saturday:

Until next time…

Keep dancin’!

Robin 🙂

Upcoming Shows

We have a couple shows coming up, I’m very excited to hit the stage once again!

On April 7th we’ll be performing at the Surrey Early Learning Festival! We’ll be on at 12:30, and we hope you can come join us!

The following weekend we’ll be performing at Surrey’s Party for the Planet on April 14th, we’ll be on the main stage and after our performance is our friends Bobs & Lolo! What could possibly be better!!

I’ll post here when more shows are finalized 🙂

Check out the poster for Party for the Planet here:

Until next time…

Keep dancin’!

Robin 🙂

A Fun Easter DIY Treat!!

With Easter coming up right around the corner, I’ve been experimenting with some fun little Easter treats! My favourite treat that I have come up with is Easter nest cupcakes!!

They’re super cute and super easy to make! I’ll include photos at the bottom of this post, but I’ll start with how to make them 🙂

First of all, use whatever cupcake recipe or box that you’d prefer. Normally I would make my cupcakes from scratch from one of my own recipes, but this time I just used boxed chocolate cupcakes! They turned out delicious as well!

My next step was making the nests while the cupcakes baked and cooled! This part is so easy, but makes all the difference when it comes to these Easter cakes!

All you need is some chocolate of your choice – I used 3 cadbury milk chocolate bars (they were on sale), and shredded wheat! Which you find in the cereal isle.

Take a pot filled to about half way with water and bring it to a boil, place another bowl on top that sits above the water on the pot and then place your chocolate in it until it’s completely melted!

After it’s melted, transfer your bowl of melted chocolate over to a place that is safe to place a hot bowl on.

Mix in your shredded wheat as you crumple it into the bowl. Add to a desired mix, but be sure that the mix is mouldable into the nest shape and that it’s not too chocolatey! You want it to hold the shape.

Take spoonfuls of the mixture and place it into a muffin tin liner and push it down just a little bit in the middle. Then add however many mini eggs you’d like to add! I chose to do 2 at a time because they were slightly bigger eggies than usual 🙂

Once you’ve used all your mixture to make the nests, place them in the fridge to set for a couple hours. However, if you need to store them for a while, you don’t need to keep them in the fridge over night. You can place them anywhere, but cover them in saran wrap to keep them fresh! I stored mine on the kitchen table!

My next step was to make icing for the cupcakes. I would tell you my recipe for icing, but it’s a basic buttercream, and I know there are so many icing recipes online that will explain it much simpler than I would! So check out a recipe online!!

All I did was put the icing in a piping bag and then piped it onto the cupcakes once they were completely cooled, and then put the little nests on top once they were set! It all turned out great! I was so happy with it!!

Here are my photos!

If you ever make these cupcakes send me photos on Instagram or Twitter!!

Until next time…

Keep dancin’!

Robin 🙂

 

New Music!

Lately I have dedicated a lot of my time to writing new music. I’ve been on a roll with writing some new tunes and I’m super excited to get them recorded and going in order to get a final product!

I have a list of ideas that I want to write a bunch of new songs about. There’s everything between cooking, dancing, being kind, hanging out with friends and so many more!

I’ve said this before – but you can write a song about ANYTHING! You just have to put your mind to it, let yourself be inspired and then give it a go!

I’m super excited for this process, writing and recording is something I love so much! The birds are having a great time as well, because they also love to write songs! 🙂 Skinny and Dippy have written some of my absolute favourite songs! For instance, they wrote Baby Birdie Bop, and that’s a song that I just HAVE to dance to anytime I hear it!

I can’t wait to share the new tunes with you in the future 🙂

Until next time…

Keep dancin’!

Robin 🙂

Plant a Flower!

Today, Monday March 12, is National Plant a Flower Day!

Now, I absolutely ADORE flowers. Every time I walk past a flower, I insist on smelling it, and just enjoying it! Flowers are such a beautiful and natural way to put a smile on my face!

Think about it! Of course some grow naturally, but in most cases, someones hard-working and happy hands planted those flowers there. Not only are they beautiful, AND they smell good, but they help bees!

Flowers benefit bees by providing them with all of the food their colonies need to survive. But not only that… Bees help flowers as well! Bees help flowering plants reproduce, via pollination! I find nature fascinating! It’s so cool to think of all the different ways that natural things in our environments benefit one another.

So here is my challenge to you today, but not only today – let’s plant flowers! Let’s make little gardens in our backyard! We can plant flowers, like tulips and sunflowers, but we can also plant and grow tomatoes! Peas! Broccoli! Lettuce! The list goes on! I’ve always wanted a veggie garden, and I think now’s my chance! At the magical tree we could definitely use a vegetable garden 🙂

Another amazing flower-based activity is the Tulip Festival! There are different ones that you can go to all over the world, but the one I went to was the Abbotsford Tulip Festival. It was incredible! To be surrounded by so many tulips of different colours… Amazing! I can’t wait to go again.

I guess I’m just really excited for Spring!! 😀

Here are a couple of my favourite flower photos!

 

Until next time…

Keep dancin’!

Robin 🙂

 

Funny Memories Found in Photos!

I was going through photos from a few years ago! I found some really nice memories while going through them. One of my absolute favourites that I found is this:

This photo is from about 6 years ago. It’s a photo of Pip staring at a little ducky in our bathtub in our home. We found the cutest and most innocent little duckling in our back yard completely by themselves. The little guy looked a little confused and lonely, so we wrapped them in a towel and brought him into our house. It was later in the evening, so at the time no animal humane society or bird sanctuary was open. We decided to keep the little guy around for the night. So we made him a warm little home in a crate, where he could sleep for the evening. By this point, the little duck seemed quite comfortable.

In the morning we filled up the bathtub and let him do a little bit of swimming around. Eventually we called the bird sanctuary, and they told us that we’d be okay to bring the little duck in, and he would get all of the proper care he would need there! Of course we really loved the little guy, but it wouldn’t have been fair to keep him – we don’t know how to raise a duck, and they aren’t domestic animals! They need to be raised in the wild, along with other ducks. So the bird sanctuary seemed like the best option.

We took the duck to the bird sanctuary, said our goodbyes, and knew that he was going to be raised along other ducks. It felt good knowing we were doing the right thing. But I do miss him sometimes!

If you ever find an animal that ever needs help, there are a ton of resources that you can use and reach out to in order to find the right thing to do regarding helping the animal. Be smart! Take care of the animals around you, and give your pet some extra hugs today!

Until next time…

Keep dancin’!

Robin 🙂

SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT!

We’re super excited to announce that we’ll be performing at the City of Surrey’s Party for the Planet on April 14!

This is a wonderful event that happens every year around Earth day, it’s a place where we can go to learn about how to better our environments as well as celebrate our spectacular earth.

Our good friends Bobs & Lolo will be performing there as well so there is going to be a ton of awesome family entertainment! Sam Roberts will also be doing a special acoustic set. It’s going to be amazing!!

There will be plenty of entertainment throughout the day, come check it out and have some special fun with us!

Here is the event poster with additional information:

 

Hope to see you there!

Until next time…

Keep dancin’!

Robin :

 

I’ve been writing!

Recently I’ve felt a wave of inspiration and so naturally I’ve been writing as much as possible! I wrote a brand new song to come out in the future, not sure when yet, but I’m excited for when it does 🙂

You can really find inspiration in so many different things, honestly, you can find inspiration in anything! In the past I’ve written songs due to inspiration from nature, family, friends, animals, books, television, my home, movies, and the list goes on and on and on. It just depends on the way you’re looking at the things in your life, they could be mundane, or they could inspire you!

So here’s a little tip: take a walk around the neighbourhood, and around your house! Notice the little things, like the colour of the grass, the frost on the cars, how the blanket is curled on your couch. Think about how seeing that object makes you feel. Are you cozy? Happy? Tired? Hungry? Write about it!

I think the thing that keeps my inspiration flowing, is the constant writing of all of my little feelings! I think having it down on paper just keeps the creative juices flowing.

Here are a few photos of things that have inspired me 🙂

 

 

 

 

Until next time…

Keep dancin’!

Robin 🙂