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Playing an instrument

(+) Relaxing, entertaining, a fantastic hobby that can enrich your life (-) Takes a lot of time and possibly some money (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2006)

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7 reviews

Member Advice on Cross Stitching

(+) Great fun, easy to learn, rewarding (-) Can be expensive, time consuming (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2001)

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15 reviews

Clubbing in the 21st century

(+) The music, lights, company (-) High prices (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2001)

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12 reviews

Member Advice on Skiing

(+) Thrills spills parties and fun (-) Expensive if you're not careful (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2001)

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5 reviews

Member Advice on Golf

(+) Great Sport, Fun, For All Ages (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2003)

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4 reviews
Member Advice on Hobbies - Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving

(+) Fun for the family if you like Halloween. (-) Pointless if you don't like Halloween (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Capoeira

(+) Fitness, flexibility, tricks for parties (-) Feel like a prat at times (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Running

(+) Keeps you fit and healthy (-) Might get a bit tired (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

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7 reviews

Members Advice on Hand Spinning of Wool

(+) It keeps tradition alive. (-) Costly to start. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Annual THQ WWE European Superstar Challenge

Annual THQ WWE European Superstar Challenge

(+) Free, Fun, Great Opportunity To See Wrestlers Close Up (-) The Line-Up (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2005)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advise on Karate

(+) Self defence and keeping fit (-) can be quite expensive (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2003)

User reviews (3)

 
3 reviews
Member Advice on Hobbies - Xyron Personal Cutting Machine

Xyron Personal Cutting Machine

(+) its quick to cut, extras available from craft stores or online, quiet machine (-) There are none (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2007)

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1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Member Advice On Bird Watching

Member Advice On Bird Watching

(+) A calm and serene way to spend a few moments. (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2009)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Collecting Postcards

Collecting Postcards

(+) Cheap hobby to start, educational, fun for all ages,easily available. (-) Can be time and space consuming! (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

TV Extra Work

(+) Fantastic opportunities, Enjoyable. (-) Lots of waiting around! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2007)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Making Your Own Advent Calendar

Making Your Own Advent Calendar

(+) nobody else will have an Advent calendar like yours, choose your own chocolate (-) it's really one for crafty people, takes a bit of time and effort (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2012)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Radio-Controlled Models

(+) Cheaper than flying/driving the real thing (-) Needs a lot of room! (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Ten Favourite True Crime Books

Ten Favourite True Crime Books

(+) Fascinating insights into the criminal mind (-) Some people might find the material disturbing (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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1 Review

Trampolining Competitions

(+) Great fun! (-) Not everyone gets a medal every time. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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3 reviews

Member Advice on Wicca

(+) Depends what you do it for (-) Not for everyone. Takes practice and patience. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2001)

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5 reviews

Member Advice on Biggen Hill Air Fare

(+) A brilliant day out (-) Quite expensive (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2002)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - WWE Live events

WWE Live events

(+) Finally got to see the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels live!!! (-) A lot of rubbish matches. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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1 Review

Member advice on crime fiction events

(+) You get to be part of the murder. (-) more participants required. (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2004)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member advice on being a magician

(+) It is entertaining for you and your audience (-) needs lot of practice, very addictive (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice on Dancing Festivals

(+) The festival itself (-) The add ons - make up, hair, costumes that pinch (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2003)

User reviews (2)

 
2 reviews
Member Advice on Hobbies - Member advice on cricket

Member advice on cricket

(+) Exhaustive account of cricket. (-) Exhausting account of cricket! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice On Free Cinema Tickets

(+) The chance to see, for free, films you might or might not ordinarily choose (-) Geographic restrictions (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review

Member Advice onParticipating in Live Studio Audiences

(+) You get on the telly (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2002)

User reviews (2)

 
2 reviews
Member Advice on Hobbies - How do you read your book - magazine - cereal packet?

How do you read your book - magazine - cereal packet?

(+) You can do it in a power cut (-) You can't do it whilst driving (especially the cereal packet) (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

User reviews (1)

 
1 Review
Member Advice on Hobbies - Choosing a Piano Teacher.

Choosing a Piano Teacher.

(+) Get the best out of the teacher (-) The time it takes to find a suitable teacher for you (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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Why I Love My Piano (although I'm a bit rubbish!)

Advantages: Relaxing, entertaining, a fantastic hobby that can enrich your life
Disadvantages: Takes a lot of time and possibly some money

...Did anyone see the report on the news last week about the increase in people taking up musical instruments since the credit crunch began? I was surprised by this, but when I thought about it a bit more it did make perfect sense. Playing an instrument c ...

JoannaPiano 07.03.2009 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of Playing an instrument

Learn Guitar and become a Rock God

Advantages: You could become a Rock God
Disadvantages: I don't absolutely guarantee it.

...As a guitarist, singer, song-writer with a home-studio who sometimes still gets up at open mike evenings to entertain, I'm obviously someone keen on playing an instrument. Would I recommend people to take it up? That depends on the person. I've found o ...

FlameDruid 17.10.2007 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Playing an instrument

Grizzly bears drink fizzy ale

Advantages: Incredibly rewarding
Disadvantages: If you have the patience

There are books and books written about this subject: on how to play, on technique, on performance practice, and so on. Academics and performers and all sorts have had their say about the matter, and this year as part of my masters course I'm going to get ...

butimba 12.09.2006 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Playing an instrument

Music, the food of love? you decide...

Advantages: Very rewarding, huge range of instruments and musical styles to choose from
Disadvantages: Requires a certain amount of musical talent, can be time consuming

Playing musical instruments is such a broad subject, as there are so many hundreds (probably thousands) of musical instruments to choose, and so many styles of music to choose to play with your instrument. This is what makes this hobby so exciting. M ...

Frailfrost 05.09.2006 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Playing an instrument

Play that? No way!

Advantages: See text.
Disadvantages: See text.

Playing an instrument has many different advantages, couple with many disadvantages although they all counteract each other. OK, so I have also just confused myself by let's just crack on! First off, lets have a look at the diasdvantages. Although ...

dynamicnurse 13.10.2007 ˇ Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Playing an instrument