Lovetohelp Posted 1 year ago

What hobbies do people enjoy? Whether it was over the years or recently due to Covid or personal circumstances.

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    • TDS1952 3rd November 2021 at 3:31 pm

      Enjoy Motor Racing, but can not afford it now. So try to do the occasional track day. Like to get my camera out and reading, when the mood takes me.

    • OLDMAN351 3rd November 2021 at 8:11 pm

      Hi,my main hobbies are model making,(plastic & R/C),supporting the RNLI & being lazy,(I”m retired).Just a few pics of some of the models that I have,built,refurbished & modified over the years + my Kit Car & Joy & I in the Isle of Mann by Sir William Hillaries Memorial,(RNLI founder).

    • magicmark20 3rd November 2021 at 11:17 pm

      I make miniatures and diarama’s, it started in lockdown and people have seen them and ask me to make different ones, what is your hobbie

    • magicmark20 3rd November 2021 at 11:18 pm

      They are really good

    • Comfychair 4th November 2021 at 11:20 am

      My main hobby is walking around different parts of London then writing a short essay on the route I took. I post the essays on my personal Facebook page and a number of Facebook groups I belong to, with accompanying photos (my own and those researched on Google Earth). Whilst out, I take the opportunity to visit every second hand bookshop and charity shop to add to my book collection – London books and architecture books being my main targets.

      • Linde 4th November 2021 at 12:11 pm

        Nice hobby there, Comfychair! London is full of surprises, every time I visit there are new buildings again, changes, alterations,,,
        My late husband was a true Londoner born and bred, he knew every nook and cranny(spelling?) , any time a new shop, museum, etc. Was opened we’ d go and check it out. I loved going on the double decker buses, looking at the scenes below, whilst admiring the absolutely stunning architecture, old facades, towers, archways, etc.never ending adventure! Thank you for bringing back many happy memories.

        • Comfychair 4th November 2021 at 12:54 pm

          Thank you. I rarely walk past an alley or an open door (especially churches) without looking in……within reason. Top deck exploring is also fun. x

      • Rob100 7th February 2022 at 9:54 am

        London is a great place for walking around I like to take my camera with me and do street photography capturing life and people.

    • Comfychair 4th November 2021 at 11:28 am

      Great to see people still make models and dioramas. This was a great hobby of my dad’s, even though my brother and I probably broke them soon after construction – except the Napoleonic soldiers he made and painted. In the 70s we used to visit the Airfix warehouse in Earlsfield every month, where my dad would pick up a model. He would be paid to construct it for Airfix to then display it in a shop window.

    • Fair Weather Camper 4th November 2021 at 12:45 pm

      Post my retirement at 51, I was asked if I would like to be on a tv programme as an extra (supporting artiste). I learned I would be paid and fed whilst doing it and thought I would give it a try. So I ended up on ITVs Beowulf series, then a day on CITV’s Wolfblood, Fantastic Beasts, Vera, Victoria, George Gently and quite a few more. I even managed to get a minor cast role in Ken Loach’s award-winning film I, Daniel Blake. Whilst the money sometimes barely covered my expenses with travel and hotels, the fees would usually allow me to stay in nice hotels and have a few days wandering about and of course meeting a new bunch of people.

      Whilst I am not as busy doing that since Covid, I now import my own brand of gins and liqueurs which I themed around the shared mining heritage of my native North East and the Ruhr Valley where they are hand-crafted. I also included some of my own family heritage in the naming of one of the three gins.

      Family history was something else I became very interested in when my recently late father asked me for some help in researching the tree.

      I really do not know where I found the time to go to work haha. Below are my gins – can you guess why I chose the colour theme?

      • Linde 4th November 2021 at 3:56 pm

        Oh, the German Flag! Great design. I don’t suppose you need any translations? Just asking! All the best, Linde

    • medusaman123 4th November 2021 at 1:15 pm

      My hobby is hill-walking and foraging. Finding things to do is hard for me but i do things when i can. My illness has taken away so much but i know i must carry on when i can.. Regards Mick.. x

    • susanbentleyartist 6th November 2021 at 10:00 pm

      I like to draw and paint, I’ve been a professional pottery painter in the past so would love to be a professional artist – acrylics. I love any crafty projects and cooking but the latter not always. I’m in a permanent elf improvement quest but it would help enormously if I could remember what I’d read. I like walking but don’t like to get soaked.

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    • Rita Baker 22nd November 2021 at 7:04 am

      Jigsaw puzzles crosswords used to like knitting want to start something different that’s not to fiddly

    • medusaman123 25th November 2021 at 12:47 pm

      I enjoy being in the hills or forests wild camping Regards Mick…

    • Wendy No To HS2 13th December 2021 at 8:27 am

      Volunteering with conservation groups, horses, dog walking, reading, jigsaws

    • Helsbelles 17th December 2021 at 10:42 am

      I’ve been passionate about theatre all my life. Toyed with the idea of a career as an actor when I was younger, but decided I needed more stability in my life, so I just threw myself into making theatre at every opportunity in my spare time. For the last 13 years I’ve been running a small theatre company in Oxford, and have been doing more directing and producing, and a bit less acting. Of course Covid has thrown a bit of a spanner in that.
      I also play the flute, sometimes do a bit of embroidery, and have recently taken up pottery which is a completely new departure for me – I’m rubbish at it so far but I absolutely love working with clay so I don’t care if my pots are wobbly 🙂

      • Linde 31st January 2022 at 9:48 am

        hi, helsbelles, lovely hobbies there. I like the comments about the pottery, I was telling my son yesterday( he had gone to port Vale to a match and briefly visited the pottery shop there) how I once did a short course at an Adult Institute, and THOROUGHLY enjoyed throwing lumps of clay onto the table and potters wheel! Nothing has ever quite matched that satisfaction! And it was all legal and above board!! So good luck, we might see some of your finished work some time, wobbly or not! All the best, Linde

    • Annette13 28th December 2021 at 5:25 pm

      I enjoy reading, typing up WW2 flight records for a charity, crafts,looking after our Ryeland sheep and spending time with the youngsters in the family.

    • robspursfan 29th December 2021 at 9:47 am

      I’ll be 64 in April and I play Walking Football. Great fun.

    • Sshh1970 29th December 2021 at 9:57 am

      Cycling and photography were my go to’s during all the lock downs

    • Heaven can wait 13th January 2022 at 8:48 pm

      So very busy busy people….!

      Learn to embrace the wonder and beauty,….. of each and every day..😁
      I’m off for a bacon sarnie and a cup of sweet tea….👌

    • Keith D 14th January 2022 at 9:55 am

      I love driving . Travel. Singing in groups and choirs and creating poetry and meeting other people, to try to help beat loneliness

    • Arv 30th January 2022 at 7:24 pm

      My two Past times

    • medusaman123 31st January 2022 at 1:35 pm

      Hello.. Well i have 2 hobbies that i have enjoyed over the years. I love Sea fishing and foraging the shore-lines for food for free. Also i enjoy hill-walking and wild-camping being out with nature and all it has to offer. But at the moment due to ill health i have have had to put it all on hold. At the moment i am planning a trip out for later in the year for more please send me a private message if you need to ask me more.. Regards Mick…

    • SharronE 31st January 2022 at 4:51 pm

      My hands challenge me with crafting due to arthritis but I come alive planning any sort of party or get together for family.

      Currently working on the Queens Jubilee 🥰

    • Anonymous User (no longer active) 1st February 2022 at 3:48 pm

      It’s chasing a ball around a golf course for me!

    • John 64 1st February 2022 at 5:12 pm

      I try and find loads to keep me occupied, from art, self teaching the guitar, collect 50’S/60’s radios, photograph, walks, but over the lockdown I’ve spent time in my passion of building classic cars, of which I’ve own one since 83, a camper and a recent purchased of a 1964 Morris minor that needed saving from being locked in a barn for many years, but all this is pushed aside for my adorable 18 month old grand daughter,

    • Lornyloo1 5th February 2022 at 9:27 am

      Climbing mountains in Scotland, music and reading

    • Rob100 7th February 2022 at 10:04 am

      This has been interesting to read everyone’s different hobbies. Mine are photography and camera & lens collecting, you have to be a bit selective
      here. Enjoy boot sales and real ale.

    • JudiL 7th February 2022 at 10:22 am

      I’ve just learned how to do quilling in preparation for this exhibition at the Royal Pavilion, Brighton…
      The quilling team’s efforts will form the “embroidery” on a Regency life size ball gown (all made out of just paper and thread) – the photo shows my efforts.

    • JudiL 7th February 2022 at 10:29 am

      I’ve recently learned quilling as part of a team making the “embroidery” for a life size Regency ball gown made entirely out of paper and thread which will be part of this exhibition at Brighton’s Royal Pavilion starting in March

    • Ronda 22nd March 2022 at 8:33 am

      I enjoy walking with the dogs cold water swimming cinema and TV socialising food and wine gardening

    • richard4039 23rd March 2022 at 10:01 am

      My main hobbies are walking and ham radio.