What is your hobby?

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I build model aircraft out of Balsa and Tissue paper. They fly very badly or just crash afterwards but I get the enjoyment from the building. I've also started building plastic models again such as Airfix or Revell. Both require patience, different skills and allow escapeism from everyday hassles. Plastic models have been found to be therepeutic and helpfull for those with PTSD.

 

https://www.modelsforheroes.co.uk/

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16 hours ago, RedMidge said:

My mother would take cuttings from friend's gardens, any parks, stately gardens etc!

 

As the others noted- reading, walking, plants/ flowers, and I count meeting friends often !

 

Gardening (lawn (mowing and scything), apple/plum trees, veg/herb garden, flower bed); Caravanning France/Spain/Croatia; Recycling (just rescued two garden gnomes from certain death); Learning Coding; Qi Gong (like Tai Chi); and reviving a model rail way layout.

 

And keeping my baby dog happy!

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1 hour ago, French bean said:

I build model aircraft out of Balsa and Tissue paper. They fly very badly or just crash afterwards but I get the enjoyment from the building. I've also started building plastic models again such as Airfix or Revell. Both require patience, different skills and allow escapeism from everyday hassles. Plastic models have been found to be therepeutic and helpfull for those with PTSD.

 

https://www.modelsforheroes.co.uk/

 

My husband is also about to restart model making.  He has a few unmade sets from the 60's/70's.  Is it true that swastikas were removed from decal set sheets prior to sale? 

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45 minutes ago, emkay said:

 

My husband is also about to restart model making.  He has a few unmade sets from the 60's/70's.  Is it true that swastikas were removed from decal set sheets prior to sale? 

Yes, it is illegal to sell anything in Germany that has National Socialist symbols.

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On 1.5.2019, 14:32:52, Deezz said:

What is your hobby? :-)

 

On 1.5.2019, 14:40:23, john g. said:

Wine, women and song ( without the wine!) and reading your posts.😜

 

Stalking John's wild stories on Toytown!! :D

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On 5/1/2019, 4:05:26, RedMidge said:

My mother would take cuttings from friend's gardens, any parks, stately gardens etc!

 

 

The post war ladies were notorious for cuttings. "Just this one" meant that whole bushes were stripped! There used to be a sign at Bodnant Gardens in the Conwy Valley for old ladies to not take cuttings! Whole coach loads of these geriatric vultures would strip trees bare!

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16 hours ago, jeremytwo said:

 

The post war ladies were notorious for cuttings. "Just this one" meant that whole bushes were stripped! There used to be a sign at Bodnant Gardens in the Conwy Valley for old ladies to not take cuttings! Whole coach loads of these geriatric vultures would strip trees bare!

She was very sparing  in the cuttings, and had an amazing garden. She remembered where she had acquired each cutting!

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Puffing into an alphorn and flugelhorn.

 

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On 2.5.2019, 08:46:15, French bean said:

I build model aircraft out of Balsa and Tissue paper. They fly very badly or just crash afterwards but I get the enjoyment from the building.

 

As a kid I used to do that (Kiel Kraft etc.) but they never flew properly - didn't pay attention to instructions about balancing with lead...

 

Later when I graduated & got my first job my younger brother started R/C model flying & as I had a car to go to work I was transport.

So I eventually started to build these things again & had more success.  Built both R/C power planes & gliders (slope soarers & thermals gliders).

 

After about 8 years I moved on to full-scale (not building, just flying).

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This thread has made me realise that I no longer have hobbies. Unless you count accumulating degrees as a hobby.

 

Need to remedy this!

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1 hour ago, RedMidge said:

She was very sparing  in the cuttings, and had an amazing garden. She remembered where she had acquired each cutting!

 

Because of the inclement weather I'm in the middle of a break from somewhat back breaking gardening. I repaired a veg bed, installed a wooden border, bought a tonne of topsoil for this year's veg garden, made cuttings of my hop plant. This year I dug out all my bulbs and plan on a huge display of annuals just like Alan Titchmarsh shows here:

 

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwsj13

 

That entails yet another tonne of compost feeder for the flower beds. 

 

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28 minutes ago, hooperski said:

Thought you would be using bullshit in your garden.

 

would love to, only they don't allow it to be ferried across the channel. Touche!

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After around 30 years, got back into astronomy last year. Seeing the rings of Saturn through a telescope for the first time last summer was spellbinding.

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