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Dee Jay
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Postby Dee Jay » 23 Jul 2008, 9:08am

It's wonderful to see such a wide range of interests!

And yes, great pix! More from you snapper types, please!
Dee

GPL
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Postby GPL » 23 Jul 2008, 9:28am

rugby league ref, fellwalking, cricket watching

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Postby aj » 23 Jul 2008, 10:24am

Gardening and photography for me, a few of this years images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/25247239@N07/

Adrian

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Postby eileithyia » 23 Jul 2008, 10:26am

Hobbies other than cycling?????? There is only cycling isn't there??????? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seriously have variously done; dressmaking, knitting, embroidery/x-stitch, jam-making, baking. Do not try do too much baking/jam making now as do not eat it, or at least if I did have it around I would eat it amd can't afford the calories at the moment.

As a cyclist my other hobbies are cafe's, shopping for the bike and clothing, map reading, and enjoying the great out doors, I include bird watching in that.
I stand and rejoice everytime I see a woman ride by on a wheel the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. HG Wells

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Postby MrsMothy » 23 Jul 2008, 1:13pm

What, no other Church Bell Ringers out there :shock: :shock: :shock:!? I love it especially when I have just learnt a new method (tune). It takes a lot of time and dedication to learn to ring to begin with but when it all starts to come together its wonderful. There's something very ENGLISH and quaint about hearing the sound of the bells as you cycle through a village. It gets annoying on Sunday Audaxes though cos Tim won't stop to go and have a quick ring if we pass a Church where the bells are ringing. Bell Ringers are very welcoming people and its lovely visiting other towers when we are away from home.
We are also in the LDWA (long distance walkers association) and enjoy long challenging walks.
On a more sedate note, I love creating delicious new vegetarian dishes and cooking vegetarian food in general. Baking is also good fun. I used to do a lot of dressmaking and knitting but don't really have the time now.
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Postby eileithyia » 23 Jul 2008, 3:25pm

Any good veggie recipes?????? MrsMothy
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Dee Jay
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Postby Dee Jay » 23 Jul 2008, 4:10pm

aj wrote:Gardening and photography for me, a few of this years images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/25247239@N07/

Adrian


The 'raindrops' and the 'aphid' are particularly beautiful and I am quite taken with the notion of a bee's 'portrait'!

Thank you for posting.
Dee

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Postby hubgearfreak » 23 Jul 2008, 4:55pm

all you photographers are good. i love italy and R2s took some real nice pics..i also like AJs ones of insects close up, but not the chilli eating aphid, obviously :lol:

as for chickens, manx cat, i'd like to have a few just for eggs, we've got a fairly big garden and it's none too tidy, but i'm unsure of how much work is involved

mick, can you repair clocks, if you received one in the post, is a hobby that you enjoy, or just a skill you have but aren't keen on doing more of?

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Postby ferrit worrier » 23 Jul 2008, 5:41pm

Model Railways, and working in an old copper mine at Alderley Edge in Cheshire, www.derbyscc.org.uk will give an insight to what we do, it's basicaly industrial archeology, but underground.

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Postby MrsMothy » 23 Jul 2008, 6:56pm

eileithyia wrote:Any good veggie recipes?????? MrsMothy


If you're really interested, I'll see what I can dig out early next week when we get back from Warwick folk festival.

...oh yes thats another hobby...listening to folk, particularly acoustic folk, at home, in folk clubs and at festivals :D :D :D .

Denise

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Postby reohn2 » 23 Jul 2008, 8:34pm

aj wrote:Gardening and photography for me, a few of this years images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/25247239@N07/

Adrian


I like your macro's nice 'work' :)

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Postby AndyB » 23 Jul 2008, 9:08pm

Climbing mainly for me, particularly in Scotland in winter. I also take a few photos, but I wouldn't call myself a photographer - I don't go out with a camera for the sake of photography, just try to get some nice photos of my activities. I also enjoy cooking. And eating. Oh, and some fell running too.

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Postby CW » 23 Jul 2008, 11:46pm

Apart from cycling, cabinet making. I`m lying in our king size colonial style bed made out of English Oak,( sourced in Northamptonshire ) that I made 2 years ago. Tapping this out on my laptop
Recently gave up flying Radio controlled model helicopters. Reactions were slowing down.
I`m also rather partial to the odd malt whisky
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Postby ncutler » 24 Jul 2008, 9:48am

hubgearfreak wrote:as for chickens, manx cat, i'd like to have a few just for eggs, we've got a fairly big garden and it's none too tidy, but i'm unsure of how much work is involved


Very little work, and if you wanted to go for bantams we would be happy to give you a starter kit. Yell if you want more info.

Nick

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Postby Grant » 24 Jul 2008, 12:07pm

During the Winter I curl for Balruddery Curling Club. The season goes from about end of September to the end of March with usually 1 or 2 matches a week. I also help coach the kids curling too.

I have an allotment which keeps me busy during the summer growing a range of fruit, veg & flowers. I also grow more stuff in the back garden too.

I have a couple of folks garden which I maintain over the year too - just general weeding and keeping it tidy.

And if that weren't enough I really need to get back hill walking again as I really enjoyed that.

I'm only 27 and struggle to find time to do most of the above - I don't want to think what I'll be like when I retire :shock: