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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #60 on: January 29, 2017, 12:07:27 AM »
How many cats do you have?
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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #61 on: January 29, 2017, 01:49:19 AM »
How many cats do you have?
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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #62 on: April 10, 2017, 04:49:44 PM »
I don't know if it counts as a "hobby", but I've been baking my own bread for a couple of years ... that's the edible kind, not counterfeit money ...

And have been involved in Play-by-mail games for several decades ...
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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #63 on: April 12, 2017, 11:48:21 PM »
My most recent hobby has been getting more into writing poetry. Here's a diverse little sample:


Morning Song
A short and sweet poem about my daughters
(This was in response to a poetry prompt. An "abhanga" is a quatrain with lines of 6-6-6-4 syllables, with only the middle two lines rhymed.)


In That Ill-Storied Man I See
A liturgical prayer inspired by Donald Trump (hah!)


The Heavens Draped In Sackcloth Sigh
A poem about snow

I'm currently posting something new about every week or two, across various publications. You can find an up-to-date list of my poems here if you're interested. :) It has been a fun creative/learning experience. If anyone wants to join me in it, let me know!
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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #64 on: April 14, 2017, 11:57:29 AM »
I don't know if it counts as a "hobby", but I've been baking my own bread for a couple of years ... that's the edible kind, not counterfeit money ...

Of course it counts! I have also dabbled in bread-making. I can make a pretty good focaccia now, and I'd like to branch out a bit more. I recently got a second-hand bread-maker but haven't had a chance to use it yet.

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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #65 on: June 23, 2017, 08:55:38 AM »
I collect Vinyl, renovate and build record players.



Some are a little bit different to the normal.
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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #66 on: January 06, 2018, 07:21:48 AM »
Outside of browsing the web for Carcassonne collectables, i also have a hobby i've been active in since 2006:
Brazilian Percussion
Samba percussion

Ive been playing in several bands around the Netherlands, and since i moved to the UK, ive joined some bands here to.

In 2016 me and my girlfriend (who i met at a sambafestival in Germany in 2012) went to Rio de Janeiro and did multiple workshops with several bands/styles of music. I was even lucky enough to play in one of Rio's most well known samba schools!
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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #67 on: May 06, 2018, 08:04:11 AM »
Over the past year, I have started keeping planted freshwater aquariums.   I have a 29 gallon high (110 liters) with a betta, some Harlequin Rasboras, Cory Catfish, zebra danio, and amano shrimp.  I also put together a 10 gallon (37.9 liters) that has a colony of red cherry shrimp, 2 guppies, and 3 Gertude's Rainbowfish.


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Re: Other Hobbies than board games
« Reply #68 on: May 14, 2018, 06:21:50 AM »
Only just got into Carcassonne, but really enjoying it.  Just own the basics at the moment - base game, T&B, River 2 & The Count.  Last two bought for aeshetics.  Glad that my Boy actually asks to play as he's normally buried in iPad/iPhone/X-Box, the last of which was given to him by a friend upgrading his console & before my Wife & I could say no.

Otherwise it's London Irish Rugby, coaching Mini-Rugby & cookery.  I also got back into model railways a few years back, which then led to general model building.  I'm stalled a bit on a model of a Chieftain tank that I Commanded in Germany back in the early '90s.  Latest fad is painting 28mm wargaming figures with a focus on 17th century stuff.

Finally I started having acupuncture last year for health reasons.  That has led to practising Tai Chi, in turn to Zhang Zhuang (basically exercising by standing completely still in a series of complex postures - harder than it sounds) & Daoist meditation.  My first go at the last was astonishing, never thought I would sit/kneel completely still for 45 minutes!


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