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What is your hobby?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by coffeekid, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I'm not going to be online for a couple of weeks, so I'm getting my oar in while I can.
    What's your hobby? Apart from posting nonsense on TES, that doesn't count.

    Writing, producing, and "presenting" a podcast about women in history (yes, yes, I know. Like we need another podcast in the world)
    Learning Spanish, and more recently, Catalan.
    Thinking about stupid or harmful things I've done and/or said throughout my lifetime and literally losing sleep over it.

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  2. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter


    Perusing knitting sites.

    Realising I'm a bit rubbish at it.

    Perusing more sites.
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  3. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Aw, @Flowersinspring . Good for you though - I can't even remember how to cast off.
  4. BertieBassett2

    BertieBassett2 Star commenter

    Playing online Scrabble
    Crossword puzzles
    Not necessarily in that order.
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  5. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Scrabble and crosswords - a very good way to stave off dementia, apparently! Also: learning a new language and learning an instrument.
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  6. susanrk

    susanrk Occasional commenter

    Knitting too and sudoku puzzles.
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  7. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Walking - excellent exercise=less chance of heart disease. Hurrah!
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  8. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Gym: cross trainer / resistance machines / rowing
    Swimming outdoors
    Reading - aiming to hit 50 books this year (currently at no.42)
    Cryptic crossword puzzles

    I should resolve to do something more exciting in the New Year but I’m quite content with my routine at the moment.
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  9. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I always had you down as physically fit, @smoothnewt !
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  10. RepelloInimicum

    RepelloInimicum Lead commenter

    I like those. I am really not very good at them, but I enjoy the challenge.
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  11. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Singing in my choral society - standard repertoire of oratorios and masses.
    Gardening - a necessity as much as a hobby
    Keeping fit - walking, yoga and swimming
    Reading with my book group
    Learning Italian

    I never had hobbies when I was working.

    Now, my other hobby - being nosey. Are you going away or are you busy working or tied up with family stuff? Feel free to ignore me btw
  12. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Admirable hobbies, @lindenlea ! Wish I'd chosen Italian instead of Spanish, but it's been two years now and I can't abandon it. Maybe I could do both...hmm. Don't think I'm clever enough.
  13. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    I also play online scrabble
    I spend too much time playing a game called Massive Warfare.
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  14. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Watercolour painting. Every now and then, I can produce something good, but mostly it goes in the bin.
    I like making watercolour greetings cards. This year, I've decided to photocopy the original paintings, rather than sell or give them away. I can make loads more that way, and the copies have come out really well.

    I wouldn't show them to a professional artist, though.;)
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  15. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    Singing in a choir, learning Italian, swimming and visiting exhibitions with friends.
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  16. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Watercolour is mental hard. I had to take a few months recently to get half-way as capable with it as I am with oils.
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  17. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    That sounds right up my street. Many decades ago, I wrote my final degree thesis on 'Women in Art'', both how they were presented as subjects, and also how they were generally overlooked as artists in traditional 'Art History' at the time.

    This has been happening to me too. Even to when I was a child.

    I've not done any art, or craft for some time now, as looking after my 'aged parent' has been taking all my energy, but I have kept up making my own (C word) cards, which I like to vary in technique every year (linocuts/foil painting and embossing/paper cuts/ crochet......and so on, and so on!)

    I do several sudokus each evening too. (Addicted!)
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  18. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Lead commenter

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  19. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I collect cigarette cards and other trade cards.

    Have done for 40 years.
  20. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

    Cross stitch
    Making preserves and pickles
    Cryptic crosswords and sudoku

    I would like to learn how to make things out of wood.
    I will get round to trying to relearn Latin in the winter.
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