Do you have a hobby? If not perhaps you’re planning to find one soon or maybe you already have one but want to start something new – and why not there’s no reason you can’t have more than one. There are many reasons why someone might want to start a new hobby – including having a little or a lot of free time, it can be good for your health, it can help you to relax, you want new friends but sometimes knowing where to start is hard. Below I have outlined a few places for you to look if you are wanting to start a new hobby.
Join An Online Club
The internet plays a big part in everyday life. I know in our house it has changed the way we work, communicate and socialise. If you enjoy playing games, reading, baking or pretty much anything else there is sure to be a club online that you can join where you can chat with others who share the same interests as you.
Join A Local Club
Joining a club in your local area is a great place to make new friends and take part in a variety of hobbies. In our local area, we have many clubs including a book club, knitting club, chess club and amateur dramatics who all meet at our local community hall regularly. I’ve not been to any of them as I’m not the sort of person who likes to join in these type of clubs, but there is a huge response both online and in the local community from those who do but I have heard from a friend who says its great to get out of the house and socialise a couple of times a week.
Make Your Own
Obviously you don’t need to join a club to enjoy a hobby. I love to bake, read romance novels and watch rom com films and repeats of Grey’s Anatomy. When I do have a little free time you can always find me in the kitchen trying out a new recipe. This month I have been busy making brownies, cookies, flapjack and cupcakes much to the delight of my husband and children. Next month I am going to try my hand at making my mother in laws famous Christmas Cake. I can’t wait to give it a try. I just hope that it’s as nice as hers.
My dad used to make his own beer, this was when I was really little. I can’t remember that much about it other than him having big buckets and bottles in the kitchen. Since then home brewing has become somewhat more popular and you can brew more than just beer. If you’re looking to start making your own beer, wine or gin there is plenty of places to look online that will give you all the information you need. If you prefer buying your beer or you’re looking for a new craft beer to try visit Melvin Brewing to see what they have to offer.
Are you planning on starting a new hobby soon? If so I’d love to hear more in the comments below.
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