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What are your favourite hobbies?

LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Posts: 1,114Member Pioneering
Over the next two weeks, we'll be having lots of posts going up on the community around the theme of hobbies. So today, we'd like to know: what do you like to get up to in your spare time?

I love a good book, TV show, or song to listen to when I have some time to spare. If not that, then I'll be writing up a post on my blog or having a play of my drum kit.

What about you? Let us know your hobbies in the comments below!
Liam

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,246Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Church bell ringing has been my main hobby for the last few years.Athough very restricted nowdays I do still manage To teach ringing. I also do DIY when able and recently developed an interest in playing and building Harps. I am working on my first one when I am able.
    Not so much a hobby, since claiming PIP for my self and a few other people, I try to learn as much as I can about the process and pass on what I have learnt  to other people caught up in the system.

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Posts: 1,114Member Pioneering
    What amazing hobbies, @CockneyRebel! It's nice to chat to a fellow musician - the harp is such a beautiful instrument, isn't it?

    Thanks for sharing! :)
    Liam
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,246Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    That is partly what drew me to the harp, not only do they sound amazing, the shape is beautiful too. Recently found out it is possible to make a range of instruments from plastic plumbing pipe and fittings. Yet to try them but will post pics when I do.
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
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  • LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Posts: 1,114Member Pioneering
    That's such a kind hobby to have, @DannyMoore - thanks for sharing! As for learning to play the piano, you'll have to give me some tips! After I've mastered the drums, the keyboard/piano is next on my list, haha!
    Liam
  • izaiza Posts: 433Member Pioneering
    I love reading books, cycling on bike, crafting and writing poems. 
    Most of my life was dedicated to studying science before  so I can say "I learnt the art of science but now aim to learn the science of art". :) 
    I like swimming (was good at my teenage age) 
    I aim to improve my writing skills and creativity. 
    I love nature, be with nature  and really miss lack of own garden. 

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  • LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Posts: 1,114Member Pioneering
    It's great that you're a fellow poet and bookworm too, @iza! I have only just got back into reading over the summer now that I don't have coursework to focus on for a few weeks. As for writing poems, I haven't written any for a while, and should probably write one soon!

    Is there a specific topic which you write poems about? :)
    Liam
  • LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Posts: 1,114Member Pioneering
    Thanks for the tips, @DannyMoore! I'll have to get the keyboard out of the spare bedroom and give it a play sometime. :)
    Liam
  • izaiza Posts: 433Member Pioneering
    edited August 2017
    Hi @LiamO_Dell,
    I mostly write in my native language but I created few in English too. My collages organised last month poetry workshop and she gave me the topic Nature to work with. 
    I wrote this little poem below. 

    Nature 

    Nature buys my soul for all, 

    Universal’s wisdom comes in the role, 

    Changed my life to zero point 

    to be re-born. 

    Trow me in water on the sunnies day and 

    I will create the magnificent prey, 

    where lots of love and kindness will stretch over again. 

    I learnt to swim, I learnt to dive 

    I can teach you  and show how. 

    When I get out and dry, 

    the sunshine’s hope will inspire all. 

    Get me the time to touch the grass, 

    The land will bloom, the peace will come, 

    Relaxing me, relaxing you than 

     spirit will bloom over the moon. 


    I hope you like it. I am not professional nut enjoy to be challenged :) 

  • LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Posts: 1,114Member Pioneering
    This is wonderful, @iza - I love the imagery. Thanks so much for sharing! :smiley:

    Liam
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 4,784Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello  I like listening to music especially Northern Soul and Motown.  Well of course rock n roll especially today being the forty anniversary of Elvis passing on.  I was only a young lad a remember the day being of such sorrow.  I had been collecting Elvis stuff for about twenty years or more. One of my regrettable decisions in my life I had to sell the whole lot because of financial hardship.  Due also to personal issues as well.  All I have now is CDs of Elvis and Northern Soul Motown.  Being the Spiceman of course doing cooking .  On the Meditterrean diet for a lot of years.  Believing it is beneficial to some of my health issues  I have
  • LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Posts: 1,114Member Pioneering
    Wow, I do love a bit of soul and Motown now and again!

    I do a radio show whilst at university and straight after me is a show all about 60s and 70s Soul, Northern Soul and Motown. I often catch a bit of it whilst I'm finishing up in the office and I do love a good boogie to some of the songs! :)
    Liam
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,647Administrator Scope community team
    My hobbies are gardening in my allotment, crochet, music, movies and reading... All dependent on my body and fatigue! 
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • DasiydoDasiydo Posts: 94Member Courageous
    My Hobie's going out for coffee club and volutar for Peep group in weekend I relex with my cats Sydnee and Annabel on my garden swing 
    V.shaw
  • nickymelnickymel Posts: 2Member Listener
    My hobbies are  making jewellery and lace making
  • tinaanntinaann Posts: 5Member Listener
    I love growing orchids  and them of course cats I love cooking trying new recipes on my partner. 
  • waterbrookwaterbrook Posts: 2Member Listener
    I enjoy watching movies at the cinema with my Mum, TV, reading and I also volunteer with a charity and am involved with a range of church activities. I particularly enjoy being a lady who lunches..top of the menu: coffee and cake!
    Be blessed,
    Waterbrook
  • gj124gj124 Posts: 2Member Listener
    I go to the gym twice a week for guided exercise. The instructors at the gym help u to do whatever exercise u can
    I also go to wheelchair dance which is great fun.
  • LizzyKittenLizzyKitten Posts: 1Member Listener
    I like to make cards and go out for a wonder in my wheelchair. I am learning how to swim so that I can kayak again, which I loved to do before I fell ill.
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,647Administrator Scope community team
    I like to make cards and go out for a wonder in my wheelchair. I am learning how to swim so that I can kayak again, which I loved to do before I fell ill.
    Oh how exciting! I would love to learn to kayak!!!
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • izaiza Posts: 433Member Pioneering
    edited August 2017
    Hi @LizzyKitten and @Sam_Scope

    I think you can add me to your kayaking plans too. Nice lake or quite river along  beautiful nature views and I am kayaking with you too. 
  • therasetherase Posts: 7Member Listener
    I like a good word puzzle or a good documentary....have been known to like a good colouring book too ...
  • LiamO_DellLiamO_Dell Posts: 1,114Member Pioneering
    Oh, I love me a good word puzzle, @Therase, although I haven't done one in years! I think it's time to have a look around the house and see if there's a puzzle book lying around.

    Do you have a favourite type of word puzzle? I tend to prefer crosswords and arrow words over wordsearches, personally!
    Liam
  • 1BentSpine1BentSpine Posts: 12Member Connected
    I have several hobbies too.  I enjoy reading, crossword puzzles, word games like Scrabble. I am currently taking guitar lessons which i really enjoy, and find playing the guitar relaxing.  I enjoy doing crafts, and my latest adventure is quilting.
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,647Administrator Scope community team
    I love Scrabble @1BentSpine :D I am thinking about starting a scrabble/board games night! 

    I also just got myself a jigsaw, I do love a good jigsaw!
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • thespicemanthespiceman Posts: 4,784Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hello I start in the morning with an arrowword it is like a crossword.  With Classic FM on till lunch time.  Well any time I have just some quiet time I will do word puzzles.  Main reason it helps to relieve the stress and I can relax a little bit .  Been told good for my brain and remembering things.  Have some days what I call senior moments and forget stuff.  I enjoy any thing that can strengthen my brain power whether quizzes on tv or just simple wordsearches.  It feels great when you can complete a puzzle.  Few times I feel elated and good  Does anybody feel the same.
  • LynneRLynneR Posts: 13Member Connected
    Hi I'm new today, Liam I loved your writing.  That has become my new hobby but in  a different way and through sad circumstances.  My Dad died last year and he had suffered greatly for 15 months.  He had an abestos related Cancer and it only happened because his employers broke the law.  That left me in a bit of a state to say the least and eventually my GP diagnosed PTSD and wanted me to see a Psychiatrist.  I said I would think about it but somehow browsing the net I found a bereavement group and that was better for me than therapy,  Its a closed group so I could speak freely.  Eventually a reading group was set up and we were lucky enough to have  some of the authors speak to our group.  In one of the books there were a few lines that meant a lot to me.  I wrote about it in the group and the author, who is a creative writing tutor, came back to me and asked if I would like so of her teaching notes.  So my "hobby" for the moment is not creative writing but its keeping a journal and writing absolutely honestly about how Im feeling, I have several health problems and am still devastated by the loss of my Dad and the way that it happened. So that's me.  On days when my hands will work with me instead of against me I scribble in my journal.  I hope to go onto  writing somehting else but for the moment this is therapy and a hobby at the same time. 
  • BoychrisBoychris Posts: 19Member Connected
    Hi, My name is Boychris, now 63, i have two hobbies that stop me climbing these walls, i love flower gardening, but i am a green fingered gardener because i collect seeds etc and grow them my self, I take cuttings as well and grow and nurture the young plants on until they are ready to go into baskets and containers for a good display. I am not a miser but i rarely get out to garden centers i find no pleasure in buying plants ready grown to plant out, to Dam expensive, i get my specialist compost and i will sit for many hours in my greenhouse growing my own.This year seams to be a great year for growing, i have done 20 baskets 10 huge tubs, gave away several to my neighbors. But living in Scotland we have our challenges with the weather, to day a bank holiday one would expect a good sunny day no not for us ,its hot 20 degrees and you guest it its pouring down .
    So i am indoors .
    My other hobby which i have taken up only the past to months is drawing , and water color my carer says i am  good but i don't know but its been years since i left school, but it passes the time, and keeps me awake, during my down days.
      My Doctor has said its a good therapy keeps the mind active and stops the depression i can get into, well that's my hobbies .
  • izaiza Posts: 433Member Pioneering
    Hi @LynneR, sorry to hear about your father. 
    I am glad you are getting yourself into habit of writing and keeping it on regular basis. Keep going as you may develop your writing skills and publish your journal at lather stage. 

  • izaiza Posts: 433Member Pioneering
    Hi @Boychris

    Gardening is really beautiful hobby and very relaxing at the same time. 
    I assume all your life you been probably very busy and never had time to do much of other hobby activities. Painting, drawing are very focus orientated activities were you can really spend lots of time creating magnificent piece of art. Art therapy becomes one of the leading method to helping people recovery from medical condition, loneliness even trauma. 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,246Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2017
    I find when the ground is right ie. just damp enough i get great pleasure from pulling up stinging nettles :) I don a long pair of leather welders gauntlets and away I go. It is so theaputic I lose touch with time and for a little while all my cares are gone
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • cslatercslater Posts: 5Member Listener
    If anyone has any interest in physical activity leisure based activities try looking at your local County Sport Partnership website they have lots of activities on offer. There is also an officer at most CSPs that lead on inclusive activity - so give them a ring for help and signposting, 
  • paisleybudpaisleybud Posts: 4Member Listener
    Hi
    My hobbies are I like to knit and crochet, going to cinema, out for meals, 
  • NicolaHNicolaH Posts: 5Member Listener
    I love reading and making jewellery or painting.
    I love cooking when the pain permits me ro create in the kitchen.

    Xx

    ☆♡☆♡ Nicola ☆♡☆♡
    ☆♡☆ Smile and life Smiles with you ☆♡☆
  • AuraTodd1AuraTodd1 Posts: 6Member Listener
  • kwardkward Posts: 16Member Listener
    reading and managing to do housework slowly around the flat my mobility is not good i have lymphodema in my feet and legs so its a real acheivement when i manage to do things. its a struggle so reading or watching films is good for me
  • JudomandeanJudomandean Posts: 46Member Connected
    My sport /  hobbie is judo - I am BRITISH SN Bronze medalist from 2009 - love a roll about on a JUDO MAT :)
  • GeniedebsGeniedebs Posts: 63Member Courageous
    My new favourite hobby is genealogy. Anybody out there who enjoys family history? I have been tracing my tree for 2 and a half years.

    Otherwise, I love history, reading and travelling.
  • AlexAlex Posts: 1,325Scope Team Scope community team
    @Geniedebs found any famous ancestors? 

    I helped my mum do some research on our family tree, and found it quite addictive! She got in touch with a few relatives that she didn't know about before, which was really great. Unfortunately we've not found anyone famous yet! 
  • GeniedebsGeniedebs Posts: 63Member Courageous
    You are quite right Alex it is certainly addictive! What areas of the country did you research with your mum?

    I have only found one moderately famous person, an author and historian from the 1930's and 1940's. Lol I think history runs in the family.
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