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To be fascinated by "hobbies"

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SmileEachDay Wed 22-Feb-17 22:07:27

"I/DH/MIL have "a hobby" which takes a couple of hours/3 nights a week/the whole of April"

What ARE these hobbies? And why so mysterious?

Edgarj7674 Wed 22-Feb-17 22:27:53

I have also wondered that. After a while, I came to tge only rational conclusion.

It's "dogging."

SmileEachDay Wed 22-Feb-17 22:29:36

Well. I thought similar Edgar.

I don't understand why people don't just say shagging the "tennis" coach or jigsaws...

TheCakes Wed 22-Feb-17 22:30:46

Too identifying, folks.

We'll all know who they are if they admit to going to the gym 3 x week.

daisygirlmac Wed 22-Feb-17 22:32:02

I'm always a bit astonished about people having hobbies. I don't have any at all and neither does DH or anyone else I know, certainly nothing that takes them out of the house for hours on end I'm not counting drinking gin with friends

EssieTregowan Wed 22-Feb-17 22:32:30

Ugh. Dh has hobbies. Two nights a week doing Wing Chun, one night a week at band practice and every other night at least an hour usually two or three doing guitar or piano or martial arts.

My hobby is drinking wine and watching box sets. But for some reason that doesn't count as a hobby.

EssieTregowan Wed 22-Feb-17 22:33:39

Oh plus gigs most Saturdays. I'm amazed we ever find time to have sex tbh.

My hobbies are much more relationship friendly.

Aedh Wed 22-Feb-17 22:33:58

I have three hobbies. Art, drama and the gym. I've never tried dogging. I'll give it a go though.

emsyj37 Wed 22-Feb-17 22:34:53

My DH is a lifeboat crew member. I class that as a hobby. It takes up lots of time for training plus obviously the call outs are unpredictable.

TheWorldAccordingToToads Wed 22-Feb-17 22:35:30

We'll all know who they are if they admit to going to the gym 3 x week.


naranciata Wed 22-Feb-17 22:36:25

Mine is watching shit TV shows and playing Candy Crush. Pretty high brow.

DH's is following a (quite shit) football team.

If we were into something more obscure I might be more bothered about obfuscation, but I think a lot of people do it because saying "going to the football" can immediately rile posters who get especially judgy about football fans.

Pigeonpost Wed 22-Feb-17 22:36:42

I think it's cycling a lot of the time. Is here. Although mine is rowing.

Pigeonpost Wed 22-Feb-17 22:37:03

As in a boat, not arguing for fun...

clumsyduck Wed 22-Feb-17 22:38:43

Mine is identifying so I only say hobby

Other hobbies I am more open about are eating . Watching shit tv. Wine . Mumsnet . Wine . Sleeping . Wine

SabineUndine Wed 22-Feb-17 22:39:40

My hobbies are reading detective stories and hanging out in Internet forums.

piginboots Wed 22-Feb-17 22:39:56

Mine is rowing (arguing for fun).

Nongoddess Wed 22-Feb-17 22:40:03

Ha! Pigeonpost, can I count arguing for fun as mine? Love the idea of devoting some quality time to my rowing.

Vacant101 Wed 22-Feb-17 22:40:04

grin pigeon

Whatslovegottodo Wed 22-Feb-17 22:40:09

Horses? Take up a good many hours!

SmileEachDay Wed 22-Feb-17 22:40:15

Why is it identifying clumsy?

Is it unusual? Illegal? Weird? is it dogging?

BadKnee Wed 22-Feb-17 22:41:00

I agree - I always wonder.
Dogging definitely a possibility - hadn't thought of that.

No-one I know has any hobbies and I have never heard the word used in real life!! (Except in 1970's language learning text books!!)

SmileEachDay Wed 22-Feb-17 22:41:16

"Rowing club" takes on new connotations...

OneWithTheForce Wed 22-Feb-17 22:41:28

Is pinterest a hobby? If so that's mine. It takes up a lot of my time. Oh and loving tom hardy. That's a hobby. A Good one too.

WhoKn0wsWhereTheTimeG0es Wed 22-Feb-17 22:41:37

I identified a MNer I know in RL through one post made about a hobby we do together (group activity). It's a common enough pastime but she mentioned something specific to our group and one identifying detail about herself and outed herself to me.

SmileEachDay Wed 22-Feb-17 22:43:02

Oh come on Who - that is definitely dogging.
group activity

identifying mole on her bum detail

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