Experiencing the great outdoors and travelling the world is a great hobby to have, and what better way than to be with nature itself?
Friends of my parents are always off somewhere; caravanning in Cornwall UK, sunning in a beautiful villa in Spain or sailing the high seas on a cruise, I really don’t think there is anywhere they haven’t been. But that is their hobby, they work hard and save most of their money for spending on their dream holidays. And when they are not jetting off somewhere, they are planning their next get away, they told me once that researching different locations was just as exciting as actually visiting them. It was exciting to decide on a place and learning all they could about it; their culture, attractions and seeing what they would have for breakfast!
For many of us though, working to pay a bill is about as exciting as it gets and it shouldn’t be that way. We need to find ways to make our lives more exciting and enjoyable, and more importantly memorable. And closer to home you can enjoy the weather and the great outdoors from your own back yard.
Every year people spend hundreds to create a personal paradise at home so they can enjoy life without the expense and trouble of travelling. From building swimming pools to creating a serene landscape or purchasing beautiful, living room style furniture and the latest and most popular craze are hot tubs.
A friend of mine has just invested in a hot tub; and not just any ordinary hot tub. This one seats ten and has gadgets galore and all the accessories, it even has a hot tub gazebo. It is a wonder to look upon and, although I have declined in the actual experience of sitting in it (my swimsuit hasn’t seen the light of day for many a few years now), I do envy what he has and the many joyous and relaxing times he has experienced.
Like many, my friend’s garden is his hobby and although most would not go as far as such a luxurious pastime as a hot tub, there are those that spend a lot of time and money creating the garden they can be proud of and more importantly enjoy the time it takes to get there.
But it doesn’t have to cost the earth, and you don’t even have to have a big back yard, or any land at all. Starting your own herb or vegetable plot can be done from your kitchen windowsill and there is nothing more rewarding than eating a salad with your own, home-grown tomatoes.
Sometimes, it takes years to find out what really makes you happy and what you truly enjoy but, as my Grandpa used to say, ‘you only live once so make sure you’re damn happy about it!’
And just in case you might fancy starting your own tomato garden, then check this video: