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16-09-2019, 06:23 PM
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Indoor hobbies

What do you do with your time if you are indoors, apart from wasting it on here 24/7?

The reason I ask is because I have had to submit a new doctor's note to work today, this time for a whole month and there will likely be another after that.

I am used to being physically active but this hernia has floored me; knocked me for six. I can't go very far without the thing popping out and having me rendered a hobbling cripple at the moment.

So I'm going to be stuck for something to do.
I could get a jigsaw or do some cooking. I'm fed up with watching daytime TV and all the sitting on my a**e is giving me backache. I can sort out cupboards and tidy things up but I need a hobby to keep me busy at other times.

Any (sensible) ideas would be appreciated, ta
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16-09-2019, 06:44 PM
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PlayStation mate....
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16-09-2019, 06:47 PM
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PlayStation mate....
Absolutely bloody not mate! Can't stand computer games. I need to be semi-active but doing nothing too exhausting.
I know how old people who are incapacitated feel now and I don't like the look of what's to come
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16-09-2019, 06:48 PM
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Learn to play a musical instrument get tuition off You Tube,

Accoustic Guitar £100 plectrums 50p and your away.
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16-09-2019, 06:50 PM
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Learn to play a musical instrument get tuition off You Tube,

Accoustic Guitar £100 plectrums 50p and your away.
I thought about that, basser but my wife wouldn't like all the noise. Being so into music I really should play an instrument. Dunno really
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16-09-2019, 06:54 PM
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Learn to play a musical instrument get tuition off You Tube,

Accoustic Guitar £100 plectrums 50p and your away.
Great idea...

Originally Posted by Floydy ->
I thought about that, basser but my wife wouldn't like all the noise. Being so into music I really should play an instrument. Dunno really
You can pick up a cheap Yamaha organ keyboard and stand on ebay for next to nothing, and plug earphones in so that it doesn't bother anyone else whilst you are learning. Then, once you are up to impresario standard, your better half might allow you to give it some welly without 'em....
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16-09-2019, 07:31 PM
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Get a camera
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16-09-2019, 08:46 PM
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Get a camera
I did suggest something similar on another thread or maybe another forum. A dog and a camera actually. Both get me out. But it seems that poor Floydy may not be in a place where he can enjoy the great outdoors to any extent.

Maybe taking up painting would be a possibility?
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16-09-2019, 09:01 PM
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I understand how you feel Floydy, I canít stay in the house for long periods, daytime TV drives me potty.

When I have nothing to do in the shed I always go for a ramble then head for the local on the way home, have a few games of darts or dominoes with the other retirees then home for me dinner, you donít have to drink much, I spread two pints out over a few hours and the time flies by.

How are you at painting (art)? I see Besoeker has already suggested it, I hear thatís a very satisfying hobby, canít paint myself but you never know your talent till you try it out, say for example you had to design a new album cover for your favourite bands greatest hits, what would you feature on it?, what colours would you use etc., all you need to start you off is paper and pencil, you might even enjoy doing it.

PS. I hope things work out for the best with that hernia, I had it when I was younger, itís the devil of a thing.
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