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Re: other hobbies.

Postby unclebaldie » 3 Jan 2019, 1:43pm

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Re: other hobbies.

Postby al_yrpal » 3 Jan 2019, 2:25pm

I used to sail but havent done so for several years, sold the boat (yacht) a few years ago after 20 years of waterbourne fun.
Guitar and Banjo
Painting pictures in oils acrylics and watercolours. Realistic and impressionistic. Carry an A5 pad on holidays and sometimes bike rides to make quick pencil sketches to be turned into pen and wash.
Designing and making wooden furniture. Design and construction of garden buildings in green oak.
Tinkering with my VW T25 Devon Camper
Little time for hobbies now due to the Mrs becoming disabled. :(

Touring on a bicycle is a great way to explore and appreciate the countryside and towns you pass through. CTC gone but not forgotten!

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Re: other hobbies.

Postby 661-Pete » 3 Jan 2019, 6:48pm

One of the troubles with post-retirement hobbies, is that it's all to easy to chuck them in - especially when the menace of the Black Dog threatens to dominate and overwhelm...

I took up the astronomy - including the astro-imaging - before retirement and it did, I suppose, sustain my enthusiasm for a few years. Here is one of my favourite efforts:
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Alas! my telescope is now back in England, in a box gathering dust in the spare bedroom, and I don't know when it will come out again. And ironically, they now turn off the streetlights in our neighbourhood around midnight, meaning conditions are better than they were...

About a year and a half ago I took up solving - and setting - crossword puzzles. Mixed fortunes in the latter, and I've several times considered chucking that in, too. Whatever happens, my offerings won't be in any of the national dailies any time soon! :oops:

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Re: other hobbies.

Postby brynpoeth » 9 Mar 2019, 1:03pm

Stories, fairy tales, legends for children and adults, in two languages

Like to spin them out, upgrade them, dream up new endings
Cycling-of course, but it is far better on a Gillott
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Re: other hobbies.

Postby Spinners » 9 Mar 2019, 5:51pm

Aviation History (especially WW2 and post-war military aviation history).

Computer Graphics (but only associated with the above - making decals and skins for 'What if' flight sim models - example below).

Movies (but not Marvel/DC/Superheroes).

Music (60's, 70's and 80's).

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Re: other hobbies.

Postby Cugel » 9 Mar 2019, 5:59pm

brynpoeth wrote:Stories, fairy tales, legends for children and adults, in two languages

Like to spin them out, upgrade them, dream up new endings

The daughter Numero Uno did a Masters in children's literature, specialising in English fairy tales. She has some very weird ones. Perhaps I sowed the mental seed as many of her own childhood books were of the slightly fey ilk. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass but also various George MacDonald, E R Eddison and something called The Nowadays Fairy Book, which even now I still read myself.

If you haven't yet come across him, try some Jack Vance, specially the three volumes of "Lyonesse" but also the Dying Earth books. They are strange, addictive and very insightful of the human condition. You may also come across a fellow you already know!