One of the best things about having your own holiday home is the time it allows you to indulge your passions or even take up a new hobby.
Many of us are happy just to lounge around reading or watching the world go by, but if you’re one of those energetic types who need to keep busy, here’s our top 5 list of pastimes which are great for whiling away those lazy days in your holiday home.
There’s a growing body of evidence to suggest that, just like the body, the mind needs regular exercise to keep it in peak condition. There’s a whole raft of neat little electronic devices available to keep the old grey matter in tip-top condition, or log onto www.brainmetrix.com for free resources.
It may be thousands of years old, but the gentle stretching exercises involved mean it’s still one of the best ways to keep fit, supple and sprightly. There’s a huge range of books and DVDs for beginners out there. Visit www.bwy.org.uk for more information.
A gentle and absorbing pastime which requires only the minimum of materials and yet can provide hours of rewarding creative satisfaction. Perhaps the surrounds of your holiday park will give you inspiration for what to paint. Visit www.painters-online.co.uk for friendly advice on getting started.
Another old classic – and maybe you’ve forgotten how much fun it can be! Play with family, friends on your holiday park, or even online. Log onto www.scrabble.com for details.
Take advantage of your extra leisure time by honing your culinary skills. Cooking for pleasure is a lot more fun when you have the time and if you seek out local ingredients from the local farmers’ market and keep it simple, you might be pleasantly surprised by the results. Visit www.farmersmarkets.net to find your nearest market.