Pigeon racing is an engrossing hobby which can be enjoyed by men and women of all ages. You don’t need to be fit to participate but you must to be able to accommodate a loft for your racing pigeons and have the time and funds available to care for the birds. Continue reading
January is full of people making resolutions that they ultimately will not keep. One of the most popular resolutions you’ll notice is to eat healthily and exercise more often. Usually about three weeks into January resolutions such as these begin to slip and before you know it they have disappeared completely. The fact is that exercising, usually at the gym, just isn’t suited to everyone and for many it’s simply a monotonous chore. Ask anyone at all and I’m sure that they will agree that the key to exercise is to find an activity that you love and which for you the exercise part is merely a bonus.
DIY mania is currently taking the world by storm. People, squeezed by financial pressures, are turning to learning, using new DIY skills to save money and create their own goodies. For years now knitters have been doing the same. They haven’t because of financial pressures though, but because of the love of creating something special and unique with their bare hands. It’s this idea of uniqueness coupled with a close knit community (no pun intended!) that drives knitters to continuously be more daring in their designs.
Below are a few examples of some fabulous things people are knitting right now, being shared across social media from knitter to knitter!
Choosing birthday presents can be difficult whoever they are for but we all have friends and relatives who turn the task into a veritable nightmare. This week I am faced with a huge problem in the shape of a friend whose birthday meal I am attending but who has left me totally clueless as to what I should buy him as a gift. My issue is not that I don’t know him nor that I lack the funds to buy something worth having, it is simply that this man only has one hobby or interest and I and his other friends have long since exhausted all possibilities in that direction. Continue reading
Behind every great man or woman is a great hobby. Okay, I’m misquoting, but it’s important to never underestimate a good past time to keep us off the streets. There are, of course, a dizzying array hobbies that can keep us busy, but here’s a list of some of the most popular, and unusual hobbies out there. Continue reading
Knitters are a sociable bunch, and they love nothing better than getting together with fellow knitters to have a chat and knit at the same time. The world record for the number of knitters all clicking away simultaneously is 3,010 and is held by a group in America. However, there is a British attempt to break this record and everyone is welcome to get involved.
The record attempt is part of the Big Knit, which is a successful campaign which has been running for several years with Age Concern and Innocent Smoothies. Before the Big Knit period, knitters all over the UK are asked to make little bobble hats to fit on top of a smoothie bottle. The bottles with the bobble hats are then sold in store, and for every bottle sold a donation is made to Age Concern. The Big Knit has been running for over 10 years and has raised over £1 million for charity. Continue reading