During a lengthy bout of insomnia last night I began thinking about all the ‘hobby’ type things I would like to try, things that I think I would really enjoy but have not yet attempted. Here is my list in no particular order: photography, rock climbing, knitting (I have tried this once in Year Six at school – we knitted squares for a blanket and I think mine was pretty good I don’t care what the teachers said), shooting, collecting ancient artefacts with a great historical background, art collecting, Tango and Salsa dancing, painting and playing the Spanish guitar (I have had a little experience with an acoustic many years ago).
The closest thing I’ve really had to having a hobby was collecting leads that had fallen out of coloured pencils in Itty Bitty Bins during Year 1. It didn’t seem so strange then when all the kids were doing it and apps to collect them in a virtual world didn’t exist. So I am curious to know about other people’s hobbies – what they are, what kind of commitment they involve, how long they last and why it has been chosen. The most passionate response may just recruit a fellow [insert hobby here].