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Do you have a hobby

That other people think is boring or odd?

Male
A_man_called_CHIOG  Male  South East London 10-Sep-2019 21:02 Message #4751949
I swim in cold lakes during the winter. That’s quite odd.
Female
Sea  Female  Essex 10-Sep-2019 21:13 Message #4751953
I have swum in cold lakes in Summer and that has been equally considered odd.. I also love swimming in the river at Hexworthy on Dartmoor and that definitely has a kind of icy chill about it. Just seems pleasant when the sun is out and it is a very scenic location. But something that some consider odd that I do sometimes, is 'Dartmoor Letterboxing'. Lots of rubber stamps hidden all over the moors and you use clues to locate and then take an impression of them. Google it and you will find out a little more. It just gets you walking that much further, over the moors.
Male
brisinger  Male  Lancashire 10-Sep-2019 23:05 Message #4751994
I dance Brazilian Zouk and we Flash Mob the cities. International Zouk Day Flashmobs throughout the world is on 21 September 2019 this year.
Female
RAACH84  Female  Buckinghamshire 11-Sep-2019 15:48 Message #4752077
I sometimes paint, decorate and furnish dolls houses.
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd 11-Sep-2019 18:48 Message #4752088
I used to love my doolshouse when I was a child, my dad made me one when I was grown up, one of those American style "Amityville" ones, I was even worse at decorating that than my own home, I couldn't afford the furniture for them, almost as expensive as the full sized versions. Good on you though Raach.
Female
Cassis  Female  Cambridgeshire 11-Sep-2019 19:08 Message #4752094
I still love dolls houses
Female
Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire 11-Sep-2019 19:24 Message #4752098
Birdwatching. sighs
Female
JustLyn  Female  Cheshire 11-Sep-2019 19:27 Message #4752099
Birdwatching with a proper birdwatcher, so I enjoy the antics of birds I haven't a clue what they are.

E.g, Gulls taking tries and turns in the splash and making an orderly queue.
Female
JustLyn  Female  Cheshire 11-Sep-2019 19:28 Message #4752100
Cycling on an e-bike and not using power.
Female
eurostar  Female  Merseyside 11-Sep-2019 21:06 Message #4752124
cycling
reading proper paper books
collecting gnomes
Female
Cassis  Female  Cambridgeshire 12-Sep-2019 00:04 Message #4752140
Euro, I must be exceptionally weird if reading real books is odd! I never go anywhere without one Im in the middle of reading tucked in my bag.
Maybe my love of writing stuff is odd too:) I've long suspected I'm not running with the crowd;)
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire 12-Sep-2019 06:32 Message #4752150
collecting gnomes

Ok you win.
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd 12-Sep-2019 10:56 Message #4752188
I love real books too.

I used to collect bricks, not any old bricks, but ones that had the name of a local producer on them, I saw them as part of our industrial heritage, when every town had a brick works, I had to stop though as they got to heavy to move around.
Female
JustLyn  Female  Cheshire 12-Sep-2019 12:36 Message #4752195
My partner loves to identify man hole covers. He gets excited when he recognises his favourite brand when we travel, but he doesn't collect them.
He collects bird skulls.

Female
eurostar  Female  Merseyside 12-Sep-2019 20:37 Message #4752241
cassiss I have been laughed at.even on this site.for reading a real book and not a kindle..lol
Female
Minnie-the-Minx  Female  Hertfordshire 12-Sep-2019 21:17 Message #4752256
Kindle? That's weird. Nothing quite like the weight, feel, sense, smell of a real book. I have several book shelves of them. No. I really mean several book cases. Kindle? Pah, that's for sissies.
Female
Cassis  Female  Cambridgeshire 13-Sep-2019 02:03 Message #4752308
Yes, a real book is more than just words: I like them as objects in themselves, too. I use up precious space in my suitcase for at least 3 real books when I go on my travels. They are a bit weighty, but so worth it.
WH's brick collection reminds me of collecting old bottles of glass and stone. My first husband was a civil engineer and he was always finding them on site. They were old pop-alley bottles, medicine bottles, some very old. Beautiful colours and shapes. We had to stop as had amassed so many, and when we moved we had to have a cull:(
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd 13-Sep-2019 10:45 Message #4752361
Kindles are ok when travelling because you can take a whole library with you, but the rest of the time give me a proper book. I like it when a book has a map in the front or something that I can flip back and refer to, I don't think that would be as easy with a e-book.
Male
tumbleweed  Male  Gloucestershire 13-Sep-2019 11:02 Message #4752368
I've always enjoyed real books....There's something exciting about going to Libraries and getting books out, or browsing in bookshops...especially when you are able to buy stuff.

I don't have a kindle, although I do have 'kindle for PC' on my laptop...I've loaded about 50 books on it...all free ones at the moment....Some are quite good...
Male
mancers  Male  Greater Manchester 13-Sep-2019 11:04 Message #4752370
I enjoy winding people up.
Male
BlackMark1  Male  Leicestershire 13-Sep-2019 13:23 Message #4752386
You must feel at home here mancers lol.
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd 13-Sep-2019 18:50 Message #4752421
Mancers, Well I never! I'd never of thought that of you!
Male
mancers  Male  Greater Manchester 13-Sep-2019 19:07 Message #4752423
You live and learn WH!


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