Crafting has beaten sex to the top of the list of activities British women do to combat stress.
A new survey carried out in line with the new novel Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses by Carole Matthews found that 18 per cent of women over the age of 24 craft to de-stress while only eight per cent hit the sack.
Behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings explained: "In these stressful times, it's natural that we turn to activities that not only give us a sense of purpose and achievement, but also allow our minds to switch off from anxiety and relax. With information and news bombarding us at every level, and not all of it being what we might want to hear, the brain needs to 'de-strain' and replenish its energy reserves with more rewarding and pleasurable activities. The focus and enjoyment from pursuing a craft activity of our choice is the perfect solution to calm and de-stress us."
The poll was carried out by 1,000 women aged between 18 and 50.
A man has converted a Boeing 727 into a home. Bruce Campbell is currently busy fitting out the aircraft which he has placed in a woods in Oregon in Portland.
Inside, the retired engineer has a shower, but it is still in need of a toilet.
Bruce only spends half a year in Oregon on the plane, and he is now looking to buy another 747 in Japan to kit out.
He paid $23,000 for the 10 acres of land in Oregon years ago and bought the aircraft for $220,000.
According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, Bruce said: "If a conventional home is a legacy age family Chevy or Ford, an airliner home is a fresh new Tesla or Porsche Carrera."