They had hinges in the middle, and, when we were not looking, they nipped us with these hinges in delicate parts of the body; and, while we were wrestling with one side of the hoop
, and endeavouring to persuade it to do its duty, the other side would come behind us in a cowardly manner, and hit us over the head.
Needless to tell him to get through the hoop
. He had surely got through it already!
By bribes of gingerbread of her own making, stamped with a royal crown, she tempted their sunny sportiveness beneath the gloomy portal of the Province House, and would often beguile them to spend a whole play-day there, sitting in a circle round the verge of her hoop
petticoat, greedily attentive to her stories of a dead world.
And the only kit you need is a hoop
, which costs just EUR5.99 for the original Hula Hoop
"We've got about 50 hoops
now - kids' hoops
, adult hoops
, pregnancy hoops
, mini hand-hoops," said Jen, who juggles her job around raising seven-year-old Mairi, and sons Elijah, three, and newborn Lachlan.
"There are many types of weighted hoops
of different sizes; it all depends on the individual person.
KELLY MACDONALD is pretty impressive with a hula hoop
Schoolchildren who have been learning Hoop
Hop - hula hooping to hip hop music and the latest craze from America - demonstrated how it was done Geordie-style at an event at Gateshead Leisure Centre yesterday.
One, North Carolinian Jonathan Baxter, is so expert that he usually hoops
blindfolded, he confides in an online video, so he "can just feel the rhythm of the hoop
and hear its sound."
Louise, who's been teaching the class for the past year, said: "I couldn't hoop
at all when I started, but it's really easy to pick up - it's like riding a bike.
They walked and hula'd, they spun round and hula'd, they threw their hoops
up in the air and caught them with their hands.
Once the hoops
are up and secure, tie the twine to one of the end hoops
at the highest part of the arch.