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Ninny
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Re: Hobbies

#41 Post by Ninny » December 13th, 2015, 8:34 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Knitting. Just saying!

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Re: Hobbies

#42 Post by Dave B » December 13th, 2015, 9:30 am

Ninny wrote:Knitting. Just saying!
Sounds far more sensible Ninny!
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#43 Post by Tetenterre » December 14th, 2015, 6:29 pm

Ninny wrote:Knitting. Just saying!
Did that when my kids were in utero (woolly hats & jumpers in micro), but not a lot since. Used to love the looks I got on public transport (big bloke knitting) :twisted:
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#44 Post by Ninny » December 15th, 2015, 8:57 am

I find it very therapeutic, and incidentally good for my hands, which are no longer stiff and painful. Also opens up a world of fellow knitters, who seem to be contented good-tempered people. See also The Knitting and Crochet Guildhttp://kcguild.org.uk/

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#45 Post by Dave B » December 15th, 2015, 10:48 am

Ninny wrote:I find it very therapeutic, and incidentally good for my hands, which are no longer stiff and painful. Also opens up a world of fellow knitters, who seem to be contented good-tempered people. See also The Knitting and Crochet Guildhttp://kcguild.org.uk/
Now, which comes first? Does knitting make people contented and good natured or is it that contented and good natured people make good knitters?

Mind you, I have heard old ladies who can knit and slag off the rest of the world, in fairly colourful language, at the same time. Favourite occupation of those in the front row at the Guillotine was it not!

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Re: Hobbies

#46 Post by Nick » December 15th, 2015, 7:45 pm

The Man of Kent, a local pub near me, hosts a knitting and sewing circle called "Stitch and Bitch". At least they are honest! :D

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#47 Post by Ninny » December 16th, 2015, 8:48 am

The women knitting at the guillotine were constant knitters, making stockings for the rich. They couldn't afford to stop just because there was an execution. It's the same today, we knit while watching tv. Only today, we make useful things for our loved people.
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#48 Post by jaywhat » December 16th, 2015, 9:01 am

At least I did not get told off for reading in the dark !
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#49 Post by Alan H » October 11th, 2016, 11:31 pm

Danny MacAskill'a Wee Day Out - not very far from lewist...
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#50 Post by Catriona » October 12th, 2016, 3:34 am

I collect alligators (not real ones). Is that a hobby? I visit lighthouses. Maybe not so unique.

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#51 Post by Alan H » October 12th, 2016, 10:20 am

Catriona wrote:I collect alligators (not real ones). Is that a hobby? I visit lighthouses. Maybe not so unique.
Just alligators or do you also collect crocodiles? And WHY?! They're hardly cute and furry :-)
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#52 Post by Tetenterre » October 12th, 2016, 12:42 pm

Alan H wrote:Danny MacAskill'a Wee Day Out - not very far from lewist...
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#53 Post by lewist » October 12th, 2016, 10:16 pm

Catriona wrote:I collect alligators (not real ones). Is that a hobby? I visit lighthouses. Maybe not so unique.
Welcome to TH, Catriona! Collecting things is a hobby, so alligators count. :smile:
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#54 Post by Catriona » October 29th, 2016, 6:37 pm

Alan H wrote:
Catriona wrote:I collect alligators (not real ones). Is that a hobby? I visit lighthouses. Maybe not so unique.
Just alligators or do you also collect crocodiles? And WHY?! They're hardly cute and furry :-)
Both. I think they are interesting. The stuffed ones are cute and furry.

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#55 Post by lewist » November 16th, 2016, 11:26 pm

My children were concerned with the number of volunteering activities I have and told me I should cut it down and make time for myself. I thought about it and decided they were right. I fact I really needed a hobby. So I reclassified the work I do for the community radio station. Instead of being volunteering, it's now my hobby, thus reducing the volunteering by a lot. :laughter:
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#56 Post by Nick » November 16th, 2016, 11:33 pm

lewist wrote:My children were concerned with the number of volunteering activities I have and told me I should cut it down and make time for myself. I thought about it and decided they were right. I fact I really needed a hobby. So I reclassified the work I do for the community radio station. Instead of being volunteering, it's now my hobby, thus reducing the volunteering by a lot. :laughter:
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I regard my forays into folk songs as a hobby. After all, it is scarcely a charitable thing to do.... :wink:

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#57 Post by Alan H » November 17th, 2016, 12:07 am

lewist wrote:My children were concerned with the number of volunteering activities I have and told me I should cut it down and make time for myself. I thought about it and decided they were right. I fact I really needed a hobby. So I reclassified the work I do for the community radio station. Instead of being volunteering, it's now my hobby, thus reducing the volunteering by a lot. :laughter:
:laughter: Perfect.
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2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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#58 Post by Tetenterre » November 18th, 2016, 12:51 pm

lewist wrote: So I reclassified the work I do for the community radio station. Instead of being volunteering, it's now my hobby, thus reducing the volunteering by a lot. :laughter:
I regard my community radio stuff for ForestFM as "developing a new skill" - apparently, this is a good thing to do as one ages :D
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#59 Post by Maria Mac » November 30th, 2016, 12:49 pm

You don't appear to have mentioned our swing dancing, Alan. We've been doing it a year now and are getting sort of quite average at it.

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#60 Post by Alan H » November 30th, 2016, 1:30 pm

Athena wrote:You don't appear to have mentioned our swing dancing, Alan. We've been doing it a year now and are getting sort of quite average at it.
I didn't want to boast about my skills on the dance floor...
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1. What, precisely, are the significant and tangible benefits of leaving the EU?
2. What damage to the UK and its citizens is an acceptable price to pay for those benefits?
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#61 Post by Tetenterre » November 30th, 2016, 3:50 pm

Alan H wrote:
Athena wrote:You don't appear to have mentioned our swing dancing, Alan. We've been doing it a year now and are getting sort of quite average at it.
I didn't want to boast about my skills on the dance floor...
Following in the footsteps of Ed Balls, eh? :laughter:
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