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Do you have a life outside of photography?

Fishnet 17 5.0k 5 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2007 8:11AM
Do you have any hobbies other than photography?
My mother is retiring officially in the next few days although she has been off work for a year with cancer but she has no hobbies at all and I keep asking her what she is going to do with her time, I have quite a few hobbies but virtually no time which is very frustrating and to not have any hobbies seems really weird to me.

I used to sing soprano in a choir that specialised in East European folk songs, e.g. Croatian, Georgian,Bulgarian etc but had to give that up due to lack of a baby sitter which I am still very upset about, I do children's book illustration, embroidery and the one to come a VERY close second to photography is dress making which I am slightly obsessed about.

So what other hobbies do you have?
fentiger 20 920 24 England
22 Jul 2007 8:25AM
Too many maybe!!

As part of my interest in photography I am a member of the local camera club and its publicity officer.

I am Treasurer of the local Rotary Club, Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator and Committee member.

Regularly play bowls both indoors and outdoors.

Just as well I am retired - where would I find the time to go to work?

S_Boulding 14 72 England
22 Jul 2007 8:27AM
Netball and Archery

Cant fit much in with school though Sad
MrsS 15 4.5k 18 England
22 Jul 2007 8:47AM
I play bridge and am Captain of the local team, used to watch tv but since joining here - - - - - Wink
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2007 8:48AM
My other interests are : drawing, writing, reading, listening to music.

sharonf Plus
15 88 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2007 8:55AM
my other passion is horse riding, showjumping in particular, and driving i love long distance driving, music and pub of courseSmile
Big Bri 20 16.7k United Kingdom
22 Jul 2007 9:24AM
I grow bonsai trees and have recently taken a wider interest in everything else in the garden (which was previously my wife's domain).

I've given up most of the things I used to do - taekwondo, badminton, shooting, archery, 5-a-side footy, mountaineering, mainly due to a lack of time since we became parents, and a serious lack of mountains down here Smile

I love to cook, used to do a bit of writing, still do a lot of reading and computer gaming.
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
22 Jul 2007 9:35AM
Playing guitar - lead in a rock band and bass in an acoustic folk/rock band. Got in from a gig this morning at 3am having left the house at 3-15PM yesterday. The venue was only 53 miles from my place - but in the middle of an area in Oxfordshire that's virtually cut off!

Other interests..?? Better add driving!!!! Smile

Also like to cook and go for long walks.
Graywolf 14 1.0k United Kingdom
22 Jul 2007 10:25AM
I play tenor sax in a couple of bands, fly fishing, kite flying, medieval history, reading. Used to be a longbow archer but no time now.....too many hobbies.
sut68 18 2.0k 77 England
22 Jul 2007 10:29AM
I play golf at my local club [handicap hovers around 3 or 4] I also represent their Scratch Team in the local league. Used to play lots more sports; tennis, badminton, squash etc. but the old bones ain't as subtle as they used to be .... and I'm considerably heavier than then too Wink
digiray63 14 4 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2007 10:46AM
Playing the piano is my first hobby, used to play in the local pubs several years ago but there is not much call for that now, so I just amuse myself improving my skills. Also have a lifetime interest in radio communication and electronics. Will take up fishing again when I retire. Still working in mechanical engineering.
ckristoff 17 994 Wales
22 Jul 2007 11:03AM
Let's see........

Listening to music
Looking at my guitars and keyboard
Motorhome camping
Cooking ( learning )
Gardening ( trying )

apexweb 14 24
22 Jul 2007 11:22AM
I used to do a lot of rock climbing and mountain biking until a back injury stopped the climbing and the mountain biking is now restricted to nice flat rides. I also do archery, tartget shooting, walking and run my own business. Also try to get time to play with the camera inbetween it all Smile
User_Removed 19 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2007 11:43AM
I played National league Tennis up to 1994 when I had my golfinf accident. I now watch golf and tennis when I can.
I also have a healthy collection of all sorts of music and a great interest in em!
ktcam 16 457 Scotland
22 Jul 2007 11:59AM
I do a lot of creative writing and i'm an obsessive worrier. Does that count as a hobby?)

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