Many people believe that having a hobby is just a nice thing to do. However, taking part in crafts and hobbies can bring a range of other benefits. My name is Richard and I have decided to start writing this blog so I could encourage others to get involved with crafts and hobbies. Before I started taking part in the different hobbies which I now enjoy, I was pretty unhappy and lonely. However, as well as giving me something to do, my hobbies have allowed me to meet new people and to broaden my skills. I hope you enjoy reading this blog.