Apart from writing & blogging, my other interests include reading classic literature, watching films with emphasis on French new wave and Hitchcock (I'm pretty much game for anything unless it is horror or the ones where they mock other films), the usual hobbies for a lass like me.
However, one hobby I enjoy that you may not have known about me though is, when the weathers right, gardening. I admit, I was a bit lax last year with it but I am pretty adamant about getting back into it this year. Whilst at university, I worked on my own gardening magazine focused on getting it into the lives and minds of younger people. The magazines you get in the shop are ridiculously boring and are aimed at a much older audience, trust me, I know I did my research. I focused on DIY's and growing your own food, the aesthetic side as well as the sustainability. Does anybody else enjoy gardening? I am heavily influenced and inspired by nature and the outdoors, being environmentally friendly, growing your own foods .etc. which sometimes isn't always seen as a cool thing for young people but I don't think you should ever be ashamed of something you like, be it gardening or cross stitch. (I like both) Don't ever care what other people think, do what makes you happy.
Anyway, I want to get back into gardening this year as we have our own allotment in our garden and it's just lovely to get outside and it always feels good to taste the fruits of your labour at the end of it all.
It is quite an obscure object to dream of owning but I've fallen for this Victorian-esque terrarium from Terrain (on the right) which I believe would look a treat perched on my side table.
Other than gardening, I would like to get into playing the ukulele as a hobby. Man, if it was my birthday, it would so be on the top of my list but unfortunately, that doesn't arrive until the end of the year.
So, it's just sat on an invisible wishlist, ready to be worked through when I am in the position to do so. It's either that or I luckily just find one at the side of the road one day, lonely and cold and in need of a home. I doubt that will happen though.
I played the piano through a lot of my child/teenage life, for many years come to think of it, so I have always wanted to return to my musical side. The piano dreams haven't gone forever, I plan to face them at an undisclosed time, later in life, when there is room and space for such an instrument in my abode. Thus, for now, a ukulele is an appropriate size and has become a new ambition in life.
Share your hobbies, it would be lovely to read what any of you enjoy spending your time doing?