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Autumn hobbies and interests - ideas for the over 50s

Posted in: Family Last updated: 28 Oct 2015
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If you're a fan of the great outdoors, or a particular hobby that takes you out and about, this time of year can often make it difficult to enjoy your favourite pastimes. When the weather's too windy for walking in the peaks, too rainy for getting in some gardening or simply too cold to even consider a jog, take a look at our great ideas for keeping busy and motivated throughout the winter months.

Time to get cosy

Take advantage of the chance to get cosy this winter - indoor crafts such as crochet, baking and cooking can see you through the chillier months with ease. And what's more, they're excellent hobbies to get into to keep your house warm! Having the oven on while you're cooking not only warms you up, but the wonderful smell of your bakes will fill your house with that homely and wholesome scent.

A spot of DIY

There's never been a better time to take on a little bit of home improvement. Whether it's those shelves you've been putting off for the past few months, replacing that wonky banister spindle or simply looking to make the most of your space, this time of year - before it gets really cold - is a great time to check your home's in tip top condition ready for winter too. So why not take the opportunity to make sure there's nothing that's going to cause you trouble over the winter? For hints and tips on how to keep your home in the best condition this winter, this article from Style at Home gives some great information.

Getting out and about

Just because the weather's dull it doesn't mean you have to be stuck in the house. Your local community centre will more than likely have a host of activities going on that'll be great to get involved in. From weekly pottery classes to a spot of yoga on the weekend, indoor workshops provide a great opportunity to learn a new skill. Do a little digging to find the right kind of skill level for the hobby you're interested in, and you never know, you could find yourself waltzing round a dance studio, painting a beautiful landscape or even writing your first novel!

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