Finding a Hobby

Finding A Hobby, or finding the right hobby can be a complex task in itself. For some people finding a hobby is simple and for others it can become a frustrating process.

There are hundreds if not thousands of pass times that can be considered hobbies, so how do you know which one is for you. Unfortunately that is a decision you have to make for yourself, but with the resources available today such as the Internet, finding a hobby is easier than ever.

There are several things to consider in making your decision such as,

* Indoor/outdoor
* cost
* time required
* space required
* Interests
* Profit or Non-profit

You will notice the last point I Mention is Profit. There are so many people that overlook the potential their hobby has of making money for them. Why not make money doing something you enjoy and its something you're already doing anyway.

Finding a hobby that can make you money is simple. There are the obvious long term hobbies like stamp and coin collecting, but I have provided some suggestions for you on this page that you could start immediately,

Soap Making For Profit

Gardening For Profit

Scrap Booking For Profit

Knitting For Profit

These suggestions will get your mind thinking in the right direction. Click on the links and you will see that finding a hobby for profit is not that hard.

Want To Try Kiteboarding? by Tricia Oliver

Kitesurfing is a type of surface water sports. Just like wakeboarding, kitesurfing also needs a surfboard. The only variation with these two sports is that kitesurfing has a kite to propel the summer winds. Sounds very exciting, right? The wind power is one of the main factors so that you can enjoy this sport.

The thrill of controlling the kite and the same time riding in the waves is what makes kitesurfing a very interesting sport. Kitesurfers enjoy the thrill of this sport by riding on their boards and controlling the kite by means of a handle attached to the riders' hip. Using the handle, the riders can now control their beautiful kites overhead and surf the great waves or just sail on calm waters.

It was way back in the 80s that kitesurfing was invented but it really became very popular in the 90s. Since then, this sport has gained worldwide attention and recognition. Generally speaking, kitesurfing means wave-riding and that is what the sport is all about - ride with the waves. Today, kitesurfers have taken the sport to a whole new level and that is performing those awesome tricks!

One of these stunts is the jumping tricks where kiteboarders jump as high as fifty feet in the air and travel to as much as one hundred feet while performing tricks and stunts like that of snowboarders or wakeboarders. A more simple trick turning, where the kitesurfer put the kite into neutral, halting, maneuvering the board into the water and then turning the kite in the opposite direction, and starts again.

But, just like other sports, kitesurfing has its danger side. In order for you to avoid suffering kitemares, choose a kitesurf location. It is advised that a beach with a steady breeze and small waves are the best for beginners. Also, learn first the basics and seek professional help. Many new riders have attempted controlling the kites without proper knowledge and guidance and they ended up in accidents. Ouch!

Do not be like them. Instead, be like professional kitesurfers who control the magnificent and colorful kites atop Belmont Shore. You can also share the same experience with the surfers in Long Beach and also the Seal Beach. For you to enjoy it, have the right kiteboarding equipment like kites, boards, suits and helmet. And remember, only start kiteboarding kitesurf for real if you are properly trained in the sport.

About the Author

For Tricia, the home is the best place to be.

Gardening Roses by Sophie Beck

Roses unlike many flowers require more attention and care to insure that your roses are the most beautiful they can be. They also require you have some basic tools that will make your gardening of roses easier. Here is a list of the tools you should have on hand.

Pruners - Pruners are used almost on a daily basis. Actually there are two types of pruners, the "anvil pruner" and the "bypass pruner". I would recommend always using the bypass pruners, this type will not crush the canes and stems of the roses. As your roses age you will find a need to remove or cut back old thick canes. These can be thick and will require you have a pair of "Loppers".

Gloves - You will be thankful from day one that you invested in a good pair of leather work gloves, if you can find them get the kind that have the fold-down cuffs. The cloth gloves for basic gardening have their place but it's not in the rose garden.

Shovels - Shovels that are lightweight, with fiberglass throats and strong handles that are padded are great choices. Here's were spending the extra dollars will save you in blisters and dollars over the long haul.

Wheelbarrow - This may seam like a no brainer but so many people are tempted to purchase those fancy gardening carts that "do it all" in the garden but believe me when I tell you there is no substitute for a good old fashion wheelbarrow. They will haul everything in and out of your rose garden you come across.

Kneeling Pads - There's no getting around this, if you garden you are going to be on your knees. There are some choices here, the standard knee pads work fine for most and when you move to a new spot they move with you. The kneeling pads for gardening come in several sizes and are quiet comfy on the knees. There are also kneeling pads that come on short kneeling blocks with handles. With so many choices your sure to find the right one for you.

Rakes - There are basically tow types you will want to have, a garden rake and a leaf rake. The garden rake have steel tines and are used for leveling and smoothing the garden bed. Leaf rakes are need to remove leaves and debris from the garden, I recommend having two sizes here the regular size leaf rake and the smaller head leaf rake for getting those tight places.

Watering Wands - One of the first things you will want your watering wand to have is brass fittings instead of plastic, they will last you alot longer than the small increase in cost. If you can find a wand that has a shut off valve on the wand itself you find this to be very convenient. Watring wands are great for really giving your roses a good root soaking. If you have roses growing in containers then a watering wand is just what is needed.

Gardening Fork - This ia a must have for the avid rose gardener. Be sure to choose a quality one with steel forks and a padded strudy handle, this will make turning and loosening the ground around the base of your roses much easier.

Having all these tools will make your love for gardening roses much easier and enjoyable. You will enjoy years of beautiful roses.

About the Author

Sophie has been writing articles for nearly 5 years. Her newest interest is in electric garage heaters. So come visit her latest website over at that reviews and compares all the latest features and prices of natural gas garage heaters online.

Roses in a bed by JG Adams

If you have a garden you can have a great rose bed. A rose bed is a small rose tree garden. This article will help you think about designing your rose tree bed. Designing and creating a rose bed is a great way to become a rose expert quickly. It is great gardening fun. You get to draw, read and shop.

I have desinged some 60 rose beds. Let me explain how I do it.

Your first task is to choose whre to put your rose bed. Choosing a site for a rose bed is a blancing act. The roses need a good loam soil and six hours of daylight. You might need it to provide a focus to a part of your garden, or mask a problem.

Once you have choosen your site you must take a note of what is already there. A lot of gardeners miss this step out. They usually have to replant. What is the soil like? What other plants are in the area? Do you need to move them? What buildings are ner by? Any hard landscaping in the way? These questions will help you to prepare the site.

Your first job is to get the bed right. If it is not a good loam you need to do some work. Dig in a lot of well rotted organic compost.

You have worked hard to get the rose bed ready. Time to take a break and put a brew on. Have a think. What do you want your rose bed to do? You might want to draw the eye to a certain part of the garden. Is there an ugly building you want to hide? When do you want the rose bed to display?

Time to hit the internet and the library. Find out which roses will do the jobs that you want them to. Find out which of these roses grow well in your area. This list is the start of your shopping list.

What I am about to tell you may sound obvious. It is surprising the number of people who forget the obvious. I spent last weekend replanting a friends rose bed. They had planted a miniture rose behind the tallest rose tree they could find.

Climbers go next to a structure. Tall plants go to the back of a bed, Small plants go in the middle. Blocks or drifts of color work best in a big garden. Small gardens need a cottage effect. this is either just one color of lots of different colors.

Get drawing: Draw a plan of your rose bed. Go through your shopping list. Which tall plants do you really like? Stick them on the plan. Which medium sized plants work best with the tall plnats. They go on the plan next. Then choose your small annual plants to provide a bit change to the bed.

You now have your final shopping list. Go and buy those roses. When you get them home put them on the rose bed. Don't plant them. Do they still seem to be in the right place? Good - get them in the ground. Before you ask - no I can't come and help.

About the Author

JG Adams is a rose gardening expert. For more great tips on planting a rose tree bed, visit .