What’s your favourite hobby?

Having a hobby is a wonderful thing – it’s an activity we do in life simply for the enjoyment of it. 

Hobbies allow us to learn, meet new people, develop new skills and get to know ourselves better. They can be as casual as enjoying reading or as involved as learning a new language.

From academic pursuits to hands-on activities, there’s dozens of great hobbies out there.

Today we’re inviting you to share your favourite hobby and vote in our poll. Are you inspired to try something new?


What's your favourite hobby?

Watching TV
Meeting with friends
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12th Mar 2018
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I'm a prolific knitter !! Been knitting since my gran taught me at age 5
6th Mar 2018
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I enjoy crossword puzzles and the scrabble game. Really, most word games just fascinate me.
25th Feb 2018
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I enjoy writing. I started researching about Sunderland Built Merchant Ships after I got injured and had to leave work early. Over nearly six years I researched how many Sunderland built ships had been sunk by U Boats in World War One. The answer is 814 or around 11% of all ships sunk. I produced a book last September on this and I'm now writing and researching the Second World War. It's an interesting subject area with some amazing stories and it helps keep me and my brain ticking over nicely. The book has done quite well but more sales would be great.
1st Feb 2018
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It's difficult to say a favourite hobby. I stock pile books in the months I'm outside in the garden or with my dogs and read them beside a winter's fire in the wood burner.

Springtime/summertime is always about food gardening, another hobby, or more precisely, passion. Gardening is the closest I'll ever come to owning a farm!

My three Collies are a year round hobby/passion, a great joy to us both. They're very demanding of exercise and entertainment. Yet seeing them asleep in front of the woodturner in winter is a joy too.

With beer costing a little shy of £4 a pint around here I brew my own as well as make fruit wines. Some friends have a cherry orchard and, in return for supplies of firewood, supply us with home made cherry brandy. It's an infusion of cherries and sugar in Remy Martin VSOP. It stands for a year. Guaranteed to blow one's socks 'off! A small shot before bed in winter always ensures a good nights sleep.

So I guess hobbies/passions have now become a life style.

Who could ask for more?
27th Jan 2018
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Hiking and reading-love eating Macdonalds as atreat once in a while!
26th Jan 2018
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Photography is the favourite for me, but I also enjoy Colouring and writing Poetry.

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