Female weekend hobbies

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sillysmiles Thu 13-May-21 16:04:29

Frequently men having "hobbies" that take them away from their family/house at the weekends is frowned upon.
But surely what we should be doing is encouraging women to also maintain a sense of self and own interests away from the family? IMO it's good for the family and for the individual.

So wise MNetters - hit me up with your weekend hobbies where you make your husbands/partners/SO weekend widowers.

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araiwa Thu 13-May-21 16:06:05

It's a secret. It might be outing

User566666 Thu 13-May-21 16:06:11

I like swimming and running.

sillysmiles Thu 13-May-21 16:07:05

araiwa

It's a secret. It might be outing

grin grin grin

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Squeejit Thu 13-May-21 16:07:22

Wild swimming

MsTSwift Thu 13-May-21 16:07:36

Paddleboarding great as you are in nature and can have a good chat

edwinbear Thu 13-May-21 16:09:04

When I was training for a cross Channel swim, I used to spend the whole weekend swimming up and down Dover Harbour.

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PositiveLife Thu 13-May-21 16:09:14

Well I'm a single parent and this probably outs me but here goes:

Caving
Rock climbing
Scuba diving
Wild swimming
Archery
Pole
Hoop
Silks
Hiking
Camping
Kayaking

FluffMagnet Thu 13-May-21 16:11:01

Horses. Eat time and money like it's going out of fashion. Likely to also take up your mornings and evenings too though if you get too into the sport.

fairlygoodmother Thu 13-May-21 16:11:19

PositiveLife

Well I'm a single parent and this probably outs me but here goes:

Caving
Rock climbing
Scuba diving
Wild swimming
Archery
Pole
Hoop
Silks
Hiking
Camping
Kayaking

What are pole, hoop and silks?

Duplobuplo Thu 13-May-21 16:12:06

Lying in bed eating biscuits?

JorisBonson Thu 13-May-21 16:12:24

Does the pub with mates count? Or eating?

SmokedDuck Thu 13-May-21 16:13:19

Gardening, I like going to listen to music in pubs or churches, playing the ukulele (there are groups that do this collectively,) hanging out with friends and gossiping, visiting historic buildings, going to lectures on interesting topics.

GertrudePerkinsPaperyThing Thu 13-May-21 16:13:24

Swimming (just went again for the first time last week!)
Running
Walking
Exercises with neighbours (there is a back story!)

Favourite thing is just meeting friends and talking! This is not less worthy imo.

witheringrowan Thu 13-May-21 16:13:26

Figure skating

timeisnotaline Thu 13-May-21 16:14:08

Mine will be kayaking but it’s not practical to get back into that at the moment. It’s a few hours and wears me out, neither dh or I do that kind of thing regularly. We do fit in going for a run etc. I’d sign up for a day of beginners quilting class too.

SmokedDuck Thu 13-May-21 16:14:17

What are pole, hoop and silks?

Circus stuff, I think.

GertrudePerkinsPaperyThing Thu 13-May-21 16:14:26

Lying in bed eating biscuits?

^^
I totally agree that just resting is a valid pass time. This is part of the problem - resting isn’t seen as a valid “hobby” / commitment.

Cornishmumofone Thu 13-May-21 16:15:16

Running and cycling.

BlitheringBlathers Thu 13-May-21 16:16:26

Duplobuplo

Lying in bed eating biscuits?


I might take this up! We should make a club grin

PositiveLife Thu 13-May-21 16:16:39

SmokedDuck

*What are pole, hoop and silks?*

Circus stuff, I think.

Yep grin

I generally look like some sort of uncoordinated hippo, while my eldest looks incredibly graceful blush

Lumene Thu 13-May-21 16:16:44

Improv

SuziQuatrosFatNan Thu 13-May-21 16:16:58

Orchestra.

And yes I get paid.

sillysmiles Thu 13-May-21 16:17:38

@GertrudePerkinsPaperyThing is it that resting still leaves you within reach of the kids, so while you might plan to spend a Saturday morning chilling out and reading or drinking tea in bed, that doesn't happen because of little people!

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Bigsighall Thu 13-May-21 16:18:07

Horses! They take up the weekend (and week days!)

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