It’s always the right time ask yourself what do you do in your own free-time? Is it revolving around a glass of merlot, e-shop till our battery drops or binge-watching Netflix? Now, let’s be honest… we love doing all those things, for sure. But if you have some time to kill, why not seize it to learn new skills, craft something or try something more fun! Before you know it, you’ll be wondering how you managed to waste your time so successfully before. National Hobby Week is the perfect moment to gather some hobby ideas and adopt them! Let’s see what we have here, for you!
Terrarium Classes For All!
Head to London Terrariums, one of the places where they teach how to create a miniature garden! There’s nothing to worry about getting your hands dirty here. They will teach you the A, B, C of terrarium jungles. The expert florists and herbalists will show you exactly the required things for the proper care of many plants and mosses. Don’t have a place to set your garden? Don’t worry… they can show you how to grow plants in suspensions. Something like… a hanging garden!
Master The Art Of Butchering!
Yep, it’s actually a thing! Hundreds of Londoners are known to visit Ginger Pig! If you’ve never heard of that name, maybe you’re not really living in London… or you are a vegetarian! It is the most talked butcher in town and it runs hands-on lessons in traditional butchery skills. Meat lover or simply curious? You could enrol for a class that allows you to learn more about the meat, where it comes from and how to get the most from each cut! Bring on the knives, partner… we got some cutting to do!
Bring Out Your Inner Beethoven!
If you think your voice is going to make your dog howl in pain (ours ran away never to come back again…) you could let your fingers speak out through piano tunes! Skoove is an online app that offers interactive lessons and tutorials. It also listens to your composition and offers feedback. Kind of a pocket music teacher. Don’t like the classics? The app also offers contemporary hits, music composed by Bieber or Beyoncé! Get your notes right and you will be the second Mozart in no time!
Paint The Town Red… or Purple… or Blue!
We are not speaking about getting rowdy and all. This time, express yourself via brush strokes! Painting is quite a common hobby for sure… but what you can do is paint something that you are feeling at the moment. Whether you are sad because of something, angry or simply overjoyed for having hit big wins from one of our slot games, paint! Don’t be scared of getting those fingers dirty with some colours as well. Even if it ends up having no sense at all, it will still be considered abstract art!
Be The Modern Clown!
You do know that clowns were intended to be funny and amusing, right. Well, now, all they do is to make your blood run cold! Think your wit is wasted on your mates? You could go all insane by becoming a standing comedian. The Comedy School of London offers loads of courses open to members of the public. No need to get heavy doses of powder and makeup on your face. Comedians are leaving roars of laughter behind as they rely on sarcasm, well-executed statements and relatable subjects…
January is the National Month of Hobbies… you have a couple of days left to decide on the hobby you’ll carry forward through the year. Which of these are you going to try?