Boredom Busters

(Things to help you combat boredom)

You may normally work full time.


Now you find yourself at home recuperating after a "heart event".

Your normal daily activites are severely limited and you are

For a while ..... just while you recover, you need something to occupy your time.

Here are a few suggestions.

If your pastime is not listed here please let us know so we can add it.

Here is a New Zealand site that is not just for "Over 50's". You will find Crosswords, Wordfinder, Soduko, Addoku, Codecracker and many others, some unusual.

Also included are Columnists and your local weather forecast.

Sign up for a free membership and compete against others.

Daily Crossword

Play here or join for more puzzles.


Read more.

You may have read a lot in the past. Pick it up again, or start reading. Books of travel. Books of "How to", Books of fiction, Books of fact. Spend some time at the library.

Spend more time with your pet ..... or consider adopting one.

Invite a friend to come to visit for a chat and cuppa. They may want to help you with some chores and a friend will only offer if they truely want to help. It is a very hard thing to do but consider allowing them to do something to help .... it will give them great pleasure.

Use your computer to chat to people on Skype, MSN or Yahoo messenger. If you do not know how to set these up you may ask this webmaster.


Take up knitting ( yes guys too! Many sailors took up knitting because it is very portable and takes up little room). Cross stich or other needlework is another thought

Do you own a musical instument? Play more.

If you always wanted to play this could be the time to begin.

Share your love of music by playing for friends.


Learn the basics of painting


Pottery ( and much more)

King Street Artworks in Masterton's King Street will help with the basics.

You are welcome to pop in and make use of their services, or just to visit. View works at the onsite Gallery.

Visit their brand new website here.

Other internet sites that may be of interest ...


If you are retired or have time to spare, then the Trust House Henley Men's Shed could be for you.

If you want to know more, check us out at the Henley Lake Complex, Colombo Road, Masterton (100m south of Colombo Road entrance to Henley Lake) or contact:

0800 waireap (06 377 1379)


SeniorNet is a non-profit organisation for people aged 55 and over. Our aim is to take the mystery out of using a computer by conducting courses which will provide members with the skills and knowledge to keep up with the younger generations.

Our learning centre is located in the Departmental Building on Chapel Street, Masterton, next to the Public Library.

Courses are tutored by our own members. They have already overcome the problems you may be having and with courses being limited to no more than four students at a time, they will be able to provide you with the personal attention you need.

Learning with seniorNet is a friendly, informal and stress-free experience!

Click here for the SeniorNet website. The training schedule is here.

Telephone Chairman, Ian Campbell 06 3782565 or click here to email Ian

Learning Centre 06 3708803 or click here to email the centre

Drop in on Friday between 1pm and 3pm. You'll be very welcome!


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