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what do you do to pass the time?

blue_zebrablue_zebra Posts: 72Member Connected
A poll to gain a positive perspective on what is available to us and that can help us not only pass the time but distract us from pain, thoughts, feelings and anxieties. Hopfully it will offer an overview of what makes us happy and give opportunity for others to discover what might be beneficial to them. 

Sorry only 10 allowed so wilted it down. 

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what do you do to pass the time? 16 votes

Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
31%
Sam_ScopeApril2018momAilsspobretpollyanna1052 5 votes
Sports inc. wheelchair friendly
0%
Music/singing/performing
6%
M_Anthony 1 vote
Mindfullness/meditating/yoga
0%
Reading/writing/drawing
12%
Chloe_ScopeAdrian_Scope 2 votes
Computing/gaming
12%
PaulLamb5gillyfrog 2 votes
Baking
6%
XenasMum 1 vote
Floristry
0%
Animals/nature/wildlife
12%
focuswheeliegran 2 votes
Chatting/ other....
18%
CockneyRebelAmi2301debbiedo49 3 votes

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  • blue_zebrablue_zebra Posts: 72Member Connected
    Feel free to explain and explore what these activities may include. The idea is to help others see positive ways to do things that they enjoy. Also please add your own below if yours isn't listed (I was limited to 10). 


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  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Posts: 2,800Member Disability Gamechanger
    Chatting/ other....
    I could only tick one option.


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  • blue_zebrablue_zebra Posts: 72Member Connected
    Thats ok, feel free to elaborate on what you like to do and how it helps if you wish. 

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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,477Administrator Scope community team
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    I like sewing, knitting, crocheting.  I also have an allotment (though there are lots of times when Im too ill to work in it).  I read a lot, and watch movies and boxsets :)
    Scope
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,246Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Chatting/ other....
    When I am well enough I teach a range of practical skills, from how to wire a plug, decorating, wood work, car maintainance and repair, jewelry making, welding. I used to teach church bell ringing but seldom now as I can't climb the bell tower  
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • XenasMumXenasMum Posts: 27Member Connected
    Baking
    I put baking but also enjoy crafting and am hoping to relearn crocheting after watching Kirstie's handmade Christmas 
    I've always been a movie addict so now I'm less mobile I do watch quite a few. My biggest problem is motivation but once I'm started it comes much easier. 
  • blue_zebrablue_zebra Posts: 72Member Connected
    Thanks for your input everyone some fabulous ideas here and sounds great fun!  I wish there was more for the disabled community to get involved in. If love to do wheelchair dance myself but nobody local. 

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  • wheeliegranwheeliegran Posts: 20Member Connected
    Animals/nature/wildlife
    I have no idea if this is still going. I could only tick one option but I also like crafts, sewing and spending time with my family and my husband and our two dogs. I do wish there were social places to meet other disabled folk during the day. 

  • AilsAils Posts: 472Community champion Pioneering
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    I could only tick one option too, so have arts & crafts as my top hobby.  I enjoy knitting, reading, cooking, Tai Chi and have an interest in animals, especially my cat.  :smiley:   Thanks for posting this interesting poll @blue_zebra.

    @wheeliegran, do you have a Social Connector or Community Adviser in your area?  When we moved to a new area I got in touch with one through Social Services who was great at putting me in touch with various clubs/societies operating in my area through the day.  Also here are some links to organisations who run clubs/groups for disabled people:-

    https://www.phab.org.uk/

    https://www.ableize.com/disabled-groups-and-clubs-by-county/

    I hope you find these useful.  :smile:


  • wheeliegranwheeliegran Posts: 20Member Connected
    Animals/nature/wildlife
    @Ails I have lived here for forty years and pretty much know everything as we have a What's On in our area...it's being up to travelling at specific dates and times and actually being up to it to. Sometimes I'm confined to the house or bed for anything from a day to months. I prefer a few people to a crowd and like to be flexible. It's surprising how many friends you lose becoming disabled isn't it.
    I'd just like a friend or two or three to have a coffee and a chat with who I share the same interests with as well as having different ones to heighten our conversations...I can't be tied to certain days or dates so find making friends difficult
  • AilsAils Posts: 472Community champion Pioneering
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    Hi @wheeliegran, I'm sure you do know everything that is going on in your area if you have lived there 40 years.  It's a long time!  I know the feeling of not being up to travelling at specific dates/times as my pain can dictate that too and sometimes don't get out to knitting group, etc.  Yes, you can lose friends being disabled which is a shame.  I can't think of anything else at the moment, but if I do then I will post or maybe one of our members or community team maybe able to come up with ideas to help.  I hope you find what you are looking for anyway.  All the best.  :smile:
  • wheeliegranwheeliegran Posts: 20Member Connected
    Animals/nature/wildlife
    @Ails Aw thank you so much. It's just one of those things hatbox maybe one day I'll be lucky and meet a new friend.  :) Until then hubby, my family and my dogs are all my best friends  :D
  • April2018momApril2018mom Posts: 1,198Member Pioneering
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    I love art. I also enjoyed dance and trampolining lessons as a child. What hobbies do you enjoy doing? 
  • AilsAils Posts: 472Community champion Pioneering
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    You are welcome @wheeliegran and that is a lovely attitude to have.  :smiley:
  • PaulLamb5PaulLamb5 Posts: 3Member Listener
    Computing/gaming
    I never have enough hours in the day,DIY ,gardening,reading,cooking,cleaning and movies.phew!!!
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 3,350Administrator Scope community team
    Reading/writing/drawing
    I love writing my blog but I also enjoy things like crocheting :) 
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
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