Monday, 9 April 2012

Holly Hobby.

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?
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10 comments:

  1. I don't have any hobbies since I started teaching. That really is a full time job and by full time, I mean 24/7.

    I do still blog (obviously) and write in my physical diary every few weeks. I love art too- Visiting art galleries, sketching, reading up on art. Anything to do with art, in fact.

    I'm about to buy an Art Pass so I can visit a whole load of art and design exhibitions during my holidays. I'm really into that!

    Becky
    xx

    http://www.beckybedbug.com

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    1. I love art as well! Nothing more relaxing than just sitting in an art gallery, or strolling around getting transfixed by all the beautiful pieces. An Art Pass would be so good, I would definitely invest in one of those too!!

      Holly

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  2. Fashion is def my hobby! Along w my new hobby of blogging! It's extremely time consuming tho!

    Xo Kelly

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    1. ...but very rewarding I think, especially when you get great responses :) Thank you for your comment

      Holly

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  3. lovely blog! xx

    http://www.theprovocativecouture.com/

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  4. This was lovely to read, I definitely agree that gardening is too often associated with OAPs and programmes like Gardeners Question Time hardly make it seem really interesting! Playing the ukulele would be very cool. My hobbies would be languages (I really want to learn more) and maybe taking photos with old cameras.. xx

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    1. I'm so glad you agree with me!! I think there is so much room to get younger people in to it. I think it is a nice rewarding hobby. Languages is such a cool hobby, I know in my mind along with Piano, French is something I would like to return too as a hobby in the future when I have my life rolling in a routine.

      Holly

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  5. likeeeeee your blog dear!
    keep posting girl and go for it <3

    XO

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