Each week on Randy Seaver’s Genea-musings blog he has a post for Saturday night Genealogy fun. Because of the time difference, I have called my series Sunday Afternoon Genealogy Fun. This week’s mission was:
1) What hobbies or pastimes other than “genealogy” do you have now, or had in the past as an adult?
4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook post, or as a comment on this blog post.
Genealogy is my main hobby, but I have had a couple of others over the years.
When I was just leaving school, I collected stamps. I was able to get some from work. I haven’t collected stamps for years, as I get little mail these days. I only have the one stamp album, but I still have it.
When I was in high school, I also collected coins. I usually just checked what change I had and kept aside a coin from each year. The collection has been raided over the years when I needed the money. I still have the old 1 and 2c coins, since they’re no longer in use.
I’ve always enjoyed reading, since I was a child, and I read a little every day. My favourite authors include Agatha Christie, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Linda Howard, Mary Higgins Clark, Dick Francis, J. K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. I also enjoy the children’s authors, Enid Blyton. I’m currently reading Why Didn’t They Ask Evans by Agatha Christie – I’ve been working my way through the Agatha Christie collection.
I enjoy watching DVDs. My daughter and I have collected quite a lot over the years. My favourites are the Harry Potter collection, the Lord of the Rings collection (including the Hobbit), and the Twilight series. I also like some of the ones for girls – the Barbie collection, and Tinkerbell. The advantage of DVDs is that I can watch them while I’m working on my genealogy. I have two TVs in the house, and neither of them can pick up TV reception, because both aerials are broken. I prefer watching the DVDs anyway because you can pick what you want to watch.