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krysta25uk

Nice picture

My hobbies are cross stitch and reading.  I think I'd go crazy without something to keep me occupied.

Krysta
Lexilogio

Ok - I will admit to it.

I'm also a published poet, plus I knit, and you could probably call learning Greek a hobby...

On the other side I play civ 4 and the Sims 2 (looking forward to trying spore), listen to music most of the day...
Shaker

Ooooh, published where? Do we get to see some examples?
Lexilogio

Published in a 2008 diary and a book.

For the Love of Gardening

If words grew as easily as seedlings
In delicate rows of slow nurtured dreams,
Relationships would be trees, with strong roots
And shady fun, rattling reciprocal
Gold leaves, fruit intimating whispered tales
Of lawns manicured to perfection,
Edged by dirt-ringed flower beds.

But words become roses with secret thorns
Arrayed to pierce unwary fingers
With barbs of blood red comments reaping pain.
Yet such exquisite touch, scents velvet dreams,
A radiant passion for beauty flows
In ardent moments, mingled ecstasy...

The rouge which makes the weeding all worthwhile.
Shaft2101

Hmm, hobbies ...

(1) Poker of every variation and type (though, given I'm "semi-pro", I suppose it's almost more of a job than a hobby)

(2) Gastronomic Adventures - forays in to the delightful worlds of food and drink

(3) Badminton, Fives, Fencing and Ballroom/Latin Dancing were all on the list until recently, and might get given another run!

(4) Chasing pretty girls (erm ... not in the hunting them down whilst they scream sense of the word "chase"  :lol: )

Bit of a transitional time for me, geographically, so have had to put a lot of them on hold :( Once I'm re-established back in Central I'll start playing sport again etc.
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Oak King (rtd)

Sometime poet, (unpublished and probably very bad, but I enjoy it) Woodcarving, Cooking,  and currently struggling with the manuscript of my book.
Paul

Playing pool and learning Latin.
david_geoffrey

My allotment keeps me pretty busy most of the year - though not right at the moment.
I used to write endless poetry in my youth - utter tosh I should think
Learning Latin eh Paul? I keep thinking I should learn biblical Greek
Paul

david_geoffrey wrote:

Learning Latin eh Paul?


It's going slowly though. I'm having to teach myself.


david_geoffrey wrote:
I keep thinking I should learn biblical Greek


Then go for it.
Lexilogio

I did a year's Latin at school. I can only remember the first page though.

Biblical Greek can be a challenge - there is an extra case and a few more tenses above modern Greek.
Sprocket

Gardening (a recently revived interest), mailny fruit and veg.
Cycling and messing about with bikes.
Real Ale - drinking (obviously), and learning about.
Reading poetry, classic fiction, lit crit, philosophy and popular science.
david_geoffrey

RSR wrote:
Gardening (a recently revived interest), mailny fruit and veg

Ah excellent, we shall be able bore everyone else to death by discussing the aphids on our broadbeans or how our parsnips have not germinated yet
Lexilogio

Rambling Syd Rumpo wrote:
Gardening (a recently revived interest), mailny fruit and veg.
Cycling and messing about with bikes.
Real Ale - drinking (obviously), and learning about.
Reading poetry, classic fiction, lit crit, philosophy and popular science.


I'd go with the real ale, poetry, classic fiction, lit crit, philosophy & science.

Can't get my head round gardening though. I can prune really well. But plants and me don't gel (apart from my roses).
Paul

Rambling Syd Rumpo wrote:
Real Ale - drinking (obviously), and learning about.


Yes.
Oak King (rtd)

Hmmmmm a few poets scattered about the place, maybe we should have a poetry forum?
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Oak King (rtd)

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There you go OK, start one!


Hmmmmmmm I'm still very much the new boy in school, still finding my way round the board protocols. Thought I'd broach the subject rather than just blunder in. :lol:
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Rob

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Can't get my head round gardening though. I can prune really well. But plants and me don't gel (apart from my roses).


Not too many contradictions there then!

I'm here if you need my advice.
:)
Rob

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Cycling and messing about with bikes.


I used to like messing about with bikes.......had to give it up though.  :oops:
bigfrankus

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i used 2 do a lot of running - but now just go 2 the gym sometimes

i like wildlife docus and stuff like QI - Have i got news 4 u - mock the week - unreported world etc

oh the simpsons is funny and futurama

i like ramsay's kitchen nightmares and hugh fearnsly whitingstall

like heston and little chef - it was good

jamie oliver is good 2

i used 2 do sudoku

once recently about a few months ago i won £20 in a competition in the Sunday times

it was a maths problem - something about 3 prime numbers and 1 of the numbers was half the sum of 2 of the others - there was more 2 it but i can't remember it
Shaft2101

Hurrah - a coherent post :)

Nice one Frankie, I'm a big fan of an awful lot of those too! If you like Mock the Week, try renting/buying the "Too Hot For TV" DVD - it's got some very funny stuff on it  
bigfrankus

hi

the other things i have said r true
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bigfrankus

hi

i watch it on bbc iplayer sarny

oh i have sat tv here u know - love 2 watch british tv - best in the world
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Sarniajoy wrote:
bigfrankus wrote:
i watch it on bbc iplayer sarny

oh i have sat tv here u know - love 2 watch british tv - best in the world


Hmmmmmmmmm!!!! and you get the Sunday Times as well?


yes - can u buy a british newspaper in Spain or elsewhere ?
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clues 2 where i live

1. near a volcano
2. u can buy a paper here
3. we av sat tv and internet
Silver

My hobby is debating cosmology but the subject is full of big-bang parrots who are very vindictive and very nasty. It is difficult to get an intelligent debate going with them as though the big bang is speculation, they instinctively know it is all 100% true. Just like creationists.
AmbersKnight

My main hobby is playing Role-Playing Gamnes ( the tabletop variety, played with pen and paper and dice and imagination, not the computer ones).  Through that hobby I've been able to enjoy a great deal of creativity (as I write my own scenarios) and have met all of the friends i have.

I cna honestly say, for reasons I won't go into, that without my hobby and my friends by extension I would not be alive today.

So I very much am thankful for my hobby.
Lexilogio

AmbersKnight wrote:
My main hobby is playing Role-Playing Gamnes ( the tabletop variety, played with pen and paper and dice and imagination, not the computer ones).  Through that hobby I've been able to enjoy a great deal of creativity (as I write my own scenarios) and have met all of the friends i have.

I cna honestly say, for reasons I won't go into, that without my hobby and my friends by extension I would not be alive today.

So I very much am thankful for my hobby.


I remember playing a couple of dice based RPG's as a teenager. It was fun.

I did enjoy computer versions as a young adult - and my other half and I spent 3 weeks working our way through one together. But with 3 kids, I just don't have the time anymore - plus I'm not keen on the idea of online ones.
Pukon_the_Treen

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I'm not keen on the idea of online ones.

The current online ones are rubbish.  I'm signed up to the Lord of the Rings one, but it's largely a way to socialise with my sister (she loves it) rather than for any enjoyment derived from the game.

There have been very few acceptable computer game RPG's in recent years; nothing decent since Morrowind, Baldur's Gate and Torment.

Table-top RPG's I've played a bit of Call of Cthulhu (you'd never guess) as well as Vampire Masquerade and AD&D in my time.
Shaker

Eeeeh, all you cool kids. I remember the good old days when an RPG was a rocket-propelled grenade. Youth today, etc. and so forth  
AmbersKnight

Youth today?  LOL  I'm nearly 40 now and I still play RPG's.  Mostly Horror or fantasy (especially Steampunk fantasy, also known as Victoriana) but most genres are catered for.
Tom Cruising

Shaft2101 wrote:
Hmm, hobbies ...

(1) Poker of every variation and type (though, given I'm "semi-pro", I suppose it's almost more of a job than a hobby)



Like you I'll play anything.

NLHE MTTS are my main thing - B&M tournies give me better results than on-line but I do like to play either.

I have a regular Home Game that is a fairly good standard now but I can't seem to play cash and lets be honest PL Omaha is one sick bitch.


Other hobbies include American Football - although I have retired from playing now after many seasons getting throughly beaten up. Bit of a boring game to watch TBH.

Then apart from reading its a case of following my children's hobbies - two boys that play football pretty much all weekend. I love it though.
Rocca Vagges

I collect apple wrappings
Heselbine

AmbersKnight wrote:
My main hobby is playing Role-Playing Games


Hi Ambers, yes, we've talked about this before - me too. Though I can't say RPGs have saved my life, my life has been very positively enriched through playing them.

Where are you based?
Lexilogio

Pukon_the_Treen wrote:
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I'm not keen on the idea of online ones.

The current online ones are rubbish.  I'm signed up to the Lord of the Rings one, but it's largely a way to socialise with my sister (she loves it) rather than for any enjoyment derived from the game.

There have been very few acceptable computer game RPG's in recent years; nothing decent since Morrowind, Baldur's Gate and Torment.

Table-top RPG's I've played a bit of Call of Cthulhu (you'd never guess) as well as Vampire Masquerade and AD&D in my time.


I never took to Baldur's Gate. I like Phantasy Star, or whatever it was called. I basically liked the old 1 wizard, 1 hero, 1 mage and a knight type of RPG.
Rob

I quite like tree hugging.
krysta25uk

My son's mad about Morrowind, although he's only got Morrowind III and extension packs at the moment.
Pukon_the_Treen

Morrowind III is the best one; it's old (by current standards) but far better than Oblivion (Morrowind IV).  It remains one of my favourite games ever.

Tell him not to both with Oblivion, he'll probably be disappointed.
Dave B

I could never see the point of RPGs. I have a friend who is addicted to them, will still be on a net based game until three or four in the morning.

I suppose reading is my main pastime, but forums come close. I suppose forums are a kind of RPG in a way, I get the chance to expose (sometimes inadvertently) aspects of my nature that would at least surprise and at worst horrify my friends!

It's all me, but we all have various aspects to our natures.

What have I done as hobbies over the past 65 years (in no specific order)? Microscopy, photography, model making, electronics, DIY, silver jewellery work, writing, reading (sci-fi mainly), rock climbing, caving, skin diving, parasailing, programming (BASIC), voluntary work . . .

Reading and forum haunting are probably the two main ones now.

I did get sort of hooked on "The Hobbit" on my old Specky, ended up with charts hung on the walls and the ability to get 80% of the way through the game on memory alone. There was a point with a glitch in the prog, The warning was flashed on the screen so fast you never got a chance to work out what you had done wrong   I even got a few friends to watch with me in an attempt to gather as enough bits of the message to put the whole thing together - no luck!

But that was a trial of logic rather than reaction and I quite enjoyed it.
Pukon_the_Treen

Thorin sits down and starts singing about gold.

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