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1 hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:08

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So other than footy, what is everyones other interests and hobbies.

What little time i have between working and spending time with the kids i play computer games like the geek i am.

Other than watching films and tv shows as well though i dont really have a "hobby" in the typical sense. I know breaders and bonce like star gazing which is quite cool. So what else?

(Stalking brucie isnt a hobby, its a crime)

2 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:11

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Nat Lofthouse
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Not the way I do it. Cool

3 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:11

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I collect hip-hop CDs from the late 80's to early 90's. I have a room full of them, over 4000 at last count. I spend hours surfing the net looking for rare gems.

I also play tennis and squash.

4 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:12

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boltonbonce wrote:Not the way I do it. Cool

Very Happy knew you would bite.

Hows it going?

5 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:13

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Natasha Whittam wrote:I collect hip-hop CDs from the late 80's to early 90's. I have a room full of them, over 4000 at last count. I spend hours surfing the net looking for rare gems.

I also play tennis and squash.

Wouldnt have had you down as a tennis and squash player nat. Now youve said it i imagine you to be a bit john mcenroe (spelling probably wrong)

6 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:16

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I used to play a lot of poker online, at casinos and with friends. Made a good amount of money, never enough to quit work but it got me through Uni comfortably. Don't have the time anymore though which is frustrating.

At the moment I love cooking, I find it relaxing after work to have a couple of beers and put something together. Made a fresh beetroot risotto the other night (the Mrs is a veggie).

Other than that it's just finding music, I like all genres but mainly based around Hip Hop and growing my vinyl collection.

7 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:21

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y2johnny wrote:
boltonbonce wrote:Not the way I do it. Cool

Very Happy  knew you would bite.

Hows it going?
Life is good for me. A simpleton is easily pleased.
I suppose there is a difference between a hobby and a pastime. Reading,tennis,walking for instance I always see as pastimes.
A real hobby has to involve a shed of some sort,a stack of manuals,and the ability to bore people rigid about whatever it is you're into.

8 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:24

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Natasha Whittam wrote:
Wouldnt have had you down as a tennis and squash player nat.  Now youve said it i imagine you to be a bit Rennee Richard (spelling probably wrong)

That's how you spell it.

I play golf quite a bit, most frustrating game in the world. I got my first ever hole in one on Saturday. Play Darts, Pool and Snooker (very badly).

9 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:27

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Tried playing golf a few times BD,but found it frustrated the hell out of me.
Love playing on World Golf Tour though. I can play fine on a computer. Very Happy

10 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:29

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Barb Dwyer wrote:
y2johnny wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:
Wouldnt have had you down as a tennis and squash player nat.  Now youve said it i imagine you to be a bit Rennee Richard (spelling probably wrong)

That's how you spell it.

I play golf quite a bit, most frustrating game in the world. I got my first ever hole in one on Saturday. Play Darts, Pool and Snooker (very badly).

well done, getting the ball through that windmill isn't easy.

My hobby is writing. Had a bit of success, but nothing major. It possibly isn't a true hobby as I hope to make some more money from it.  I used to train racing greyhounds (bet that surprised some of you) and I am looking into doing a course on stained glass in the Autumn. I am fascinated by it, and would love to do something creative...if I can't get a place on that, I might look at a pottery course...thanks for this thread, you have inspired me to actually do something about getting new hobbies.

11 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:32

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I'm a bird watcher.
That's what I tell the cops,anyway. Shocked

12 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:37

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Chairmanda wrote:
Barb Dwyer wrote:
y2johnny wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:
Wouldnt have had you down as a tennis and squash player nat.  Now youve said it i imagine you to be a bit Rennee Richard (spelling probably wrong)

That's how you spell it.

I play golf quite a bit, most frustrating game in the world. I got my first ever hole in one on Saturday. Play Darts, Pool and Snooker (very badly).

well done, getting the ball through that windmill isn't easy.

My hobby is writing. Had a bit of success, but nothing major. It possibly isn't a true hobby as I hope to make some more money from it.  I used to train racing greyhounds (bet that surprised some of you) and I am looking into doing a course on stained glass in the Autumn. I am fascinated by it, and would love to do something creative...if I can't get a place on that, I might look at a pottery course...thanks for this thread, you have inspired me to actually do something about getting new hobbies.

Im half way through writing my first "serious" novel (like bread said, arent most people Smile ) I have done a few kids stories mainly for my little ones and had a bit of interest in them but nothing concrete yet. Will keep plugging away of course.

Your very welcome, trying to focus my attention elsewhere Smile

13 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:37

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boltonbonce wrote:I'm a bird watcher.
That's what I tell the cops,anyway. Shocked

Dont make it creepy Smile

14 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:42

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If nothing else,it keeps me away from buying yet more BWFC memorabilia,which is more an obsession than a hobby.

15 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:43

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boltonbonce wrote:If nothing else,it keeps me away from buying yet more BWFC memorabilia,which is more an obsession than a hobby.

And a costly one i can imagine.

16 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:51

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y2johnny wrote:
boltonbonce wrote:If nothing else,it keeps me away from buying yet more BWFC memorabilia,which is more an obsession than a hobby.

And a costly one i can imagine.

17 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:57

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bwfc1874 wrote:the Mrs is a veggie.


Why do you feel the need to invent people in your life?

18 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:57

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Chairmanda wrote:
Barb Dwyer wrote:
y2johnny wrote:
Natasha Whittam wrote:
Wouldnt have had you down as a tennis and squash player nat.  Now youve said it i imagine you to be a bit Rennee Richard (spelling probably wrong)

That's how you spell it.

I play golf quite a bit, most frustrating game in the world. I got my first ever hole in one on Saturday. Play Darts, Pool and Snooker (very badly).

well done, getting the ball through that windmill isn't easy.

It was a clowns mouth actually.

19 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 12:59

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Natasha Whittam wrote:
bwfc1874 wrote:the Mrs is a veggie.


Why do you feel the need to invent people in your life?

It covers up my lonely life.

20 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 13:02

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bwfc1874 wrote:

Other than that it's just finding music, I like all genres but mainly based around Hip Hop and growing my vinyl collection.
I've been surprised at the steady rise in the numbers of people collecting vinyl.

All mine disappeared years ago. How does the vinyl/CD sound compare '74.

21 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 13:09

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boltonbonce wrote:
bwfc1874 wrote:

Other than that it's just finding music, I like all genres but mainly based around Hip Hop and growing my vinyl collection.
I've been surprised at the steady rise in the numbers of people collecting vinyl.

All mine disappeared years ago. How does the vinyl/CD sound compare '74.

Vinyl's better I think but there's not much in it, mainly down to how good your speakers are I find! 

I started collecting because of the artwork and I didn't like the idea of all my music being on a computer. Between pinching what's left of my dad's collection and going to markets round here I'm doing alright, quite enjoy the crate digging!

22 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 13:14

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I'm the same digging about in second hand bookshops. I've got to be dragged out.

23 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 13:17

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Natasha Whittam wrote:I collect hip-hop CDs from the late 80's to early 90's. I have a room full of them, over 4000 at last count. I spend hours surfing the net looking for rare gems.

I also play tennis and squash.

would love to see some of your collection Nat, thats when hip-hop was at its peak, i had loads on tape from the time and have been buying them on CD as a replacement for the last few years but having got even a fraction of what you have.

Whats the rarest CD you have Nat and what's your favourite?

24 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 13:17

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Literally just bought the Murakami 1Q84 series off Ebay (http://www.amazon.co.uk/1Q84-Books-1-2-3/dp/0099578077) you read them Bonce?

25 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 13:20

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my main hobby is going to gigs and discovering new music. I also try and play the Bass guitar but i'm no expert

I was never a fan of vinyl even in the 80's as they were always scratched so i have boxes full of tapes in my loft gathering dust. I do still buy CD's as i'm paranoid i could lose all my itunes music, at least i could reload most of it if needed.

26 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 13:23

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bwfc1874 wrote:Literally just bought the Murakami 1Q84 series off Ebay (http://www.amazon.co.uk/1Q84-Books-1-2-3/dp/0099578077) you read them Bonce?
New to me '74. Will investigate. Always open to new stuff. Cheers.

27 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 13:34

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Norpig wrote:Whats the rarest CD you have Nat and what's your favourite?

I have the full Rap-a-Lot Records catalogue from their first album release to their last one of the 1990's. Includes early albums from the likes of The Terrorists, Willie D, OG Style, Royal Flush and the Convicts. You'd be lucky to pay less than £100 for a genuine 1st press copy for any of those.

I probably have stacks of CDs worth more than that, but as they hardly ever come up for sale it's hard to know what they are worth. I recently paid about £75 for a Big Duna CD album, I notice one has just gone up for sale on eBay.com for around £600 so hopefully that was a good investment.

But mostly I just buy job lots from eBay or car boot sales. Nine times out of 10 they're full of crap, but sometimes you can strike lucky. I once paid £10 for a job lot of around 80 CDs, most were worth upwards of £20 each.

Having said all that, 95% of my collection is worth next to nothing, I just enjoy the music.

A favourite album is difficult, despite my collection being full of underground stuff very few people have heard of, it's a more commercial album that I find myself going back to time and time again - Ice T's "Original Gangster". It's not just the music, it reminds me of a great time in my life.

28 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 13:39

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i used to love groups like EPMD, Gang Starr, KRS One,  Jungle Brothers, Tribe called Quest, Eric B and Rakim, NWA and then Ice Cube's solo stuff to name a few. Not heard of some of those you mentioned Nat to be honest  Embarassed

29 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 14:53

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Watching footy 
Playing footy
Getting ripped
Getting drunk
Fighting off women

30 Re: hobbies on Thu Sep 24 2015, 15:28

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Boring stuff like listening to music, reading and going for walks. I also enjoy good food and wine and visiting parts of the world with interesting history and/or scenery. You would never guess I am an OAP would you?

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