Professions & Pastimes

From accountancy to zoology, beekeeping to backpacking, this section contains charms relating to how we spend our time, at work and at play. Statistics show that, in the western world, we have more leisure time than ever before, thanks to computerisation and the sophistication of modern home appliances, but with the advent of the smart phone and our continuing addiction to television, we feel as though we have less. We need to take back the control, limit our TV consumption to favourite shows and not be a slave to our hand held devices. Far better to live a real life than a virtual and voyeuristic existence, mostly spent on-line and observing others acting or performing on reality shows. Why not try a new hobby, get out amongst nature, volunteer with people or animals, or simply throw a dinner party and reconnect with old friends.