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Homes and Gardens

The British are known as a nation of gardeners. Most people have a garden on their property. Gardening has been a popular pastime since Roman times.Many people in Britain are proud of their houses and gardens. They want their houses and gardens to look nice. Every town in Britain has one or more DIY centres and garden centres. These are like supermarkets for the home and garden. These places are very popular with British home-owners at the weekends.

Shopping

Saturday is traditionally the day for shopping and watching sports.

A newspaper survey found that 20 per cent of women are compulsive shoppers.

Saturday is the main day when they go shopping. Sometimes they will go into town after school.

Sports and Physical Recreation

Sports and physical recreation have always been popular. Local governments provide cheap sport and leisure facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts, parks and gold courses. People go to watch other people play sports like football or take part in sports themselves.

Pubs

Going to the pub is the most popular leisure activity outside the home. 

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