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To not understand what these magical hobbies are that I should have?

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Strawberriesandcream1 Sun 11-Feb-18 17:34:32

So I name changed for this one. I started a thread last week about how lonely I was. (I have literally no friends and am desperately lonely when I’m not at work) I got some helpful advice but I got a lot of general answers about staring new hobbies and clubs. The thing is I literally have no idea what sort of things people are talking about, I already go to the gym so apart from that what do you all do?

EvilTwins Sun 11-Feb-18 17:36:45

I am in a choir. I love it. I joined it about 5 years ago, and have made some lovely friends. It's a very informal choir, based at my local theatre - no auditions, no need to read music. We sing show tunes and perform in the theatre every term. It's nice because lots of us stay for a chat and a drink afterwards, so it's a social thing as well as a hobby.

ginplease8383 Sun 11-Feb-18 17:37:33

Running club? Park run?

chickenowner Sun 11-Feb-18 17:38:04

DeathStare Sun 11-Feb-18 17:39:36

I had to see a physiotherapist this week for an injury. She asked me if it was interfering with my hobbies. I said I was a full-time working single mum, what were these hobby things of which she speaks.

Whereabouts do you live Strawberries ? If you're anywhere near me I'll gladly meet up with you to not do any hobbies.

MiddleClassProblem Sun 11-Feb-18 17:40:33

Does picking at ingrown hairs count?

TheSconeOfStone Sun 11-Feb-18 17:42:15

I sing in a chorus. Reading music isn’t necessary but learning the songs and being able to carry a tune is. I know lots of people who sing and there is a group to suit anybody who wants to. I have done a couple of water sports pre DC and made friends through that. Made friends through a dance class as well. Any hobby you meet other people will give you opportunities to connect with others.

Biggreygoose Sun 11-Feb-18 17:44:04

I shoot clays.

student26 Sun 11-Feb-18 17:44:43

I sew and knit and like making things. We have a local craft club and meet up here. Anything like that where you are? If you like making things that is!

IMightMentionGriddlebone Sun 11-Feb-18 17:48:10

Any kind of organised group activity. Yoga, adult ballet/tap dancing classes, netball, morris-dancing (I've always wanted to try this), karate, judo, or any other local martial arts club? Evening classes at the local college? Creative writing, learning to speak Italian?

FartyMcLetFly Sun 11-Feb-18 17:48:18

Run (on my own and park run), fell walking, cycling, gym, fitness classes at local sports centre........

emmaluvseeyore Sun 11-Feb-18 17:49:14

I do an adult tap dancing class, sing in a choir and volunteer with Girlguiding. Apart from my closest friend that I met at school and friends from work, all my other friends are from my hobbies. I also meet up with my DP's work colleagues every now and then to have dinner, play board games/do murder mysteries. I don't have DC yet, so have more spare time than most, but I do spend most of my weekday evenings out of the house. Sometimes I do resent being so busy, but it's fantastic for my mental health.

HundredMilesAnHour Sun 11-Feb-18 17:49:37

I volunteer in a wildlife hospital. It's amazing, I love it!

Meandmy4 Sun 11-Feb-18 17:49:49

Late night mumsnetting is my new hobby ?... mexican house thief ELK and Heidi the cat /pots travelling to get .... no help sorry i know 🙄But i am too in similar position, not very confident to show up at new places meet new people but preparing to bite the bullet just havent a clue where to go or what to do ?
If your near me id defo be in for a meet up ?.... we xan invent a new hobby club 😂

BakedBeans47 Sun 11-Feb-18 17:51:10

Book club?
Fitness activity along the lines of team sport/martial arts?

Sorry if they are all shit ideas lol

chickenowner Sun 11-Feb-18 17:51:55

I go to weekly yoga classes, a monthly knitting group and a monthly lunch club.

I also have hobbies that I do on my own or with my DP - walking, baking, cinema, etc.

MammaAgata Sun 11-Feb-18 17:56:07

I horse ride. Whilst I’ve had my own horses I don’t at the moment (lost my mare due to old age illness last March) I still ride and belong to a ‘community’ outside of the home. I share a horse at the weekends and it gets me riding, actively involved with a ‘hobby’ although after 30 years ownership I don’t own my own horse. Also I find dog walking a hobby of sorts, met loads of new friends just bumbling out for a walk.

Personwithhorse Sun 11-Feb-18 17:56:13

Netball, swimming, yoga, Pilates, tennis, running club, gardening club, football, darts, karate, judo, walking club, womens institute, learn to ride a horse, volunteering for a wildlife trust or other charity work ........

meredintofpandiculation Sun 11-Feb-18 17:56:45

Conservation volunteering (clearing overgrown vegetation, plant and animal surveys, dry stone walling, fencing), birdwatching (BTO garden birdwatch is a fun way to start), fell walking, caving, gardening (vegetable or ornamental), learning a language, local history, learning to play an insrument

haba Sun 11-Feb-18 17:57:09

My DS asked me today what my hobbies were, and I said reading- I do love reading, and it's the only thing that fits around working FT and doing everything at home. He said reading didn't count confused even though he reads loads and loves it.

educatingarti Sun 11-Feb-18 17:57:42


myusernamewastaken Sun 11-Feb-18 17:59:08

Im in a pub quiz team...i love it...

SpoonfulOfJam Sun 11-Feb-18 18:00:41

I go to gym classes and look at my Fitbit.

I've also bought some new books off Amazon. I was boring myself at work with my gym talk, so starting to talk about books as well.

ladyface69 Sun 11-Feb-18 18:08:00

Archery? If you have a dog, dog training classes? Group walking/hiking?
Going to a painting class? Learning a new language?
I have recently started archery, I love it. Glad I decided to take it up (on a whim), no-one else I know does it and it's my own little project. Once I've done the initial 6 week course you can meet up and enter competitions with your local team or just go to their shoot days to socialise.

Helpmeltb Sun 11-Feb-18 18:11:58

This pretty much ours me but...
Rock Climbing
Acro Yoga
and just added scuba diving to the list!

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