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What other hobbies besides gardening do you have?

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  1. kindredspirit

    kindredspirit Gardening around a big Puddle. :)

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    Just a few of mine.

    Knitting dishcloths out of discarded string, making make chess pieces out of earwax and nasal hair and practicing hibernation in the winter.

    Seriously, :) , boating, classic cars and mountain walking when I get the time.
     
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    • bigbore

      bigbore Super Gardener

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      shooting
      climbing
       
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      • CanadianLori

        CanadianLori Total Gardener

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        Baking, candy making, cooking and eating :)
         
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        • Phil A

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          Fishing, geology, colecting scrap metal, forraging, metal detecting, making stained glass windows, homebrewing, photography, drinkin, smokin and lobbin bottles :catapult:
           
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          • Victoria

            Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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            Being a Lady of Leisure (I have seriously earned it), looking at my beautiful garden it took me almost two decades to create, socialising, arts and crafts, my cats give me great pleasure and criminology (forensics in particular) which my t'other half enjoys with me ... he wanted me to be a Coroner in Alabama but we moved to England about that time. Enjoying life every day in the land of warmth, sunshine and oranges. :hapfeet:
             
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            • daitheplant

              daitheplant Total Gardener

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              Reading, crosswords and photography.
               
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              • miraflores

                miraflores Total Gardener

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                Is it that thing that you do in FREE TIME?????
                 
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                • honeybunny

                  honeybunny Head Gardener

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                  Caring for the dogs, bird keeping, walking the dogs, baking cakes & bread, playing with the dogs, rock painting (currently repainting our garden gnomes :snorky:) general doggy-ness, caring for guinea pigs/small furries, dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs.......oh yeah dogs!

                  Did i forget to mention dogs?

                  Also gardening! Doh :doh:

                  Dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs, dogs......
                   
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                  • redstar

                    redstar Total Gardener

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                    Collect Nippon, cooking, traveling. And working full time to make money for all of it.
                     
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                    • luciusmaximus

                      luciusmaximus Total Gardener

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                      Wildlife, cycling, walking, kayaking, travelling ( not as frequently as I would like ), making cakes/fudge/bread (when I have time ), reading, Rabbits, Rats, Guinea Pigs, sitting doing nothing and, of course, Hedgehog Rescue and Rehabilitation
                       
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                      • Upsydaisy

                        Upsydaisy Total Gardener

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                        Gosh..what a busy lot you are!:)

                        Well I work part-time but apart from that I love visiting NT properties with my hubs and enjoy their walks too.
                        We also do alot of local walks having a large wood and lake area just opposite us and thankfully are only a short drive away from the New Forest .
                        In quieter moments I enjoy compiling our family tree ,so far back to the 1600,,'s. Knitting, reading ( alot!) adult colouring books, online mahjong, suduko and jigsaw puzzles and am now attempting to make an online photo diary of our garden and plants.
                        So that what I'm up to at the moment :dbgrtmb:
                         
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                        • Sian in Belgium

                          Sian in Belgium Total Gardener

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                            music Memories Are Made Of This.

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                            My other hobbies are ,Swimming, Cycling,Playing Guitar and Piano, not at the same time,reading, decorating. My Wife thinks my other hobbies are Hoovering,Washing Windows and sometimes the Washing Machine, (Just to mention a few).:gaah:.
                             
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                            • JWK

                              JWK Gardener Staff Member

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                              Footie 5-a-side and Badminton - play a couple of times a week. I always have a DIY type project or two on the go at home as well. When I retire I plan to take up painting again - I was into watercolours a few years ago but just don't have spare time for that at the moment.
                               
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                                ... oh and also reading, I wouldn't class it as a hobby, more just something I do in phases. I like non-fiction mainly; at the moment reading every book I can find about Passchendaele leading up to the 100 year Centenary of the battle in July. I like to read the diaries and experiences of ordinary soldiers and what their home lifes were like. Plus I'm gradually working my way through P G Woodhouse who was very prolific and is still extremely funny.
                                 
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