Forum: The Craic
Topic: What do you do outside of work as a hobby etc?
started by: Dave_L
Posted by Dave_L on 26 Dec. 2018,12:46I know we all work long hours etc - but what do we all do outside of our working lives?
I collect and show antique engines...some call me old before my time but I don’t care!
Here’s a short clip of my favourite engine ticking over - a 1915 Crossley G110 single cylinder engine running on propane (used to run on town gas back in the day) I can’t see any engines of today running so well at 103 years old!
It has a bore of 5” and a stroke of 11” bringing the cubic capacity to nigh-on 3.4 litres in a single cylinder.....but it starts reliably with a spin of the flywheel. I’ve got four other engines, I’ll find some video of them running too.
< https://youtu.be/BnuylR5m1X8 >
Posted by digerjones on 26 Dec. 2018,17:51Think the crossly family lived in my area at Combermere abbey.
My toys are morris austin van. 1954 bsa a7. Then I play at farming aswell. Make a bales in the summer.got a case cx90 and recently got a Ford 1220 compact tractor to play with
Posted by lutonlagerlout on 28 Dec. 2018,18:50allotment
supporting luton town FC and Celtic FC
and semi -professional drinking
Posted by Dave_L on 28 Dec. 2018,19:11
Lol.....love it - and your honesty!!!
Posted by Tony McC on 29 Dec. 2018,12:10Motorbikes (particularly Triumph), going to gigs or Northern Soul nights, and collecting Playmobil.... some of us never grow up!
Posted by jwill on 01 Jan. 2019,18:02Run - boring really
Posted by DNgroundworks on 01 Jan. 2019,19:43I climb
Posted by seanandruby on 01 Jan. 2019,20:12Cyclling, buying & selling. Good hobby making money
Posted by exoticpete on 02 Jan. 2019,08:10karate going for my black belt next easter 2020 , swimming, family time and as luton said semi pro drinking
Posted by michaelthegardener on 06 Jan. 2019,14:29wood work got a bit of model garden railway on the go i alo collect old tools or other old interesting stuff
Posted by seanandruby on 06 Jan. 2019,20:26
Coincidence, i sell old tools etc:
Posted by London Stone Paving on 25 Jan. 2019,08:42I like sitting by a lake or river and not catching fish
Enjoy a good walk too!
Posted by lutonlagerlout on 30 Jan. 2019,11:28thats why they call it fishing and not catching Steve
I know a guy in Michigan who hunts,this season he didnt catch anything,but he said thats why its called hunting and not shooting
Posted by London Stone Paving on 31 Jan. 2019,14:38Haha, very true Tony
Posted by cookiewales on 10 April 2019,08:10Back coaching rugby Ieuan is in the under 8 and now unprofessional drinker been dry 18 months now ps was not a alky happy days cookie 🍪
Posted by Bob_A on 13 April 2019,00:45
You've not been on here for a while Cookie, are you still working?
Posted by lutonlagerlout on 13 April 2019,09:09how you finding it being dry Cookie?
I rarely drink more than 7 pints now usually 5 if I go out for a social, A couple of good mates have knocked it on the head completely and as yourself no alkys but just finding life easier without it
Posted by Forestboy1978 on 14 April 2019,18:38drinking, unsociably. Easily do a bottle of port on a school night and regularly do. Occasionally drink socially but always ends up a bender so try to avoid the trauma.
Keeping the wife happy i.e whatever she wants. Quite like not having to think so that works out OK.
Used to be a professionally hydroponicist but got caught. Really miss building my own rigs etc. Might go back to it and grow chillies or something. I do like curry.
Would like to get back into physical training but I'm all or nothing and 60 hours a week on my business doesn't allow a full training schedule so sod it.
Posted by lutonlagerlout on 15 April 2019,07:45the secret garden eh Forest? a good few of my pals have had a dabble and all eventually got a visit, as the old saying grows,its a great life,till they catch ya
Posted by cookiewales on 15 April 2019,11:45
Been on a long term project 3 years had a cardiac arrest in December got defibrerater fitted all good now .looking for local work york May go back to bricklaying bit easier than setts 😂🤣😂 heart is all good touch wood have been looking in brew cabin but wouldn’t let me sign in and no problem 🤪
Posted by Forestboy1978 on 19 April 2019,17:57
It's not all it's cracked up to be Tony. I'm a lot happier fencing and doing tree work full time.
I do miss the meticulousness of it and build and design process though but nothing else.
Posted by Bob_A on 20 April 2019,12:31
Glad to hear you're on the mend.
Posted by cookiewales on 26 April 2019,15:44
Yes sorry for late reply for some unknown reason I can’t log on and then hey ho back on am looking at do a bit in York and get my bricklaying trowel out
Posted by cookiewales on 26 April 2019,16:08
Hi tony it’s good thanks find it very easy
Posted by TheVictorianCobbleCo on 08 May 2019,06:41Work mainly as an artist, living in Eindhoven now, play a Telecaster and Washburn semi acoustic, and a 75 Ibanez 12 string Concord, with Fender gear, sing to myself and whoever else will listen, enjoy cooking. See my paintings on FB, easier.
Posted by Tony McC on 09 May 2019,17:40I wish I had found time to meet up with you when I was in SA a couple of years back.....next time, eh?
Posted by rab1 on 16 May 2019,21:02Mrs on horse. Mollie (GSD) and me on foot patrol, there's nothing like a 5 mile hack/pack walk and sausages afterwards.
Posted by TheVictorianCobbleCo on 22 Aug. 2019,11:05
Hi Tony, I'm based in The Netherlands now, and pop over to the UK about every 3 months. Depending on where you are I will buy u a beer next time, will let you know.
Posted by Tony McC on 27 Aug. 2019,13:02Yes! Please do!