Monday, November 9, 2015

Four skills to learn at the weekends

Making the most of your weekends with hobbies is a great way to escape from work and have some 'you' time. But what if your hobbies were enhancing your skills for a new career as well as your enjoyment?

Here are a few ways to enhance your skills in your own time...
Coding is one of the hottest skills on the market at the moment and coders can start lucrative freelance or in-house careers. If you are computer literate and like to design and create, learning to code would be an enjoyable skills for you to learn at the weekends. Websites like Code Academy, offer free tutorials to teach you how to code, you might be the next hottest coder in town.
 Creating your own clothes or starting your own fashion label is the dream for some. What better way to start than to learn how to sew? Tilly and the Buttons offers step by step tutorials on her blog and social media channels right from the basics of threading a sewing machine to creating skirts and shirts. You might be the next Stella McCartney from your weekend hobby?!

Ever wanted to travel the world fluent in the native tongues of your destinations? Learning to speak another language is a skill that you can converse in your world of wanderlust or secure that international transfer that you have been working towards. With Babbel you can pay per month, or sign up for quarterly or half years at a discounted rate, learning to speak, write and understand other languages.

 A little one for the green-fingered of you. Growing your own fruit and vegetables can be very fulfilling and what a better way to ensure you eat right and organic too. The RHS is a great way to start, the BBC have some great gardening and vegetable growing tips and advice too. Start with Thompson & Morgan the plant specialists to buy seeds you can grow into a full allotment of ready to eat fruit and vegetables.

What are you going to do with your weekends? 


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