- Solitary pursuits
I’ve got a lot of time to myself and I’m looking for better and cheaper things to do sitting on my sofa getting wasted. It would be great to learn some simple useful skills, or to do an online course that doesn’t require too much commitment or having to watch videos. Have you got any ideas?Posted 6 days ago
Can you sew? I’m not talking about making party frocks, but useful stuff. Altering garments to fit, mending ripped clothing, making simple things like stuff sacks – that kind of thing. You can save loads of money with “make do and mend”. And it saves things going to landfill too.Posted 6 days ago
The short scale electric guitars might be an option, I’ve got wee hands and struggle with normal size ones. I’m not intending on taking it beyond the sofa though.
I’ll have a wee look duolingo, I could do with brushing up on my languages too.
I like the idea of doing something practical like sewing. I’m quite arty but would prefer to make something I can utilise, they’re great ideas.
I whittled an owl when I was a kid, I found it quite therapeutic and was curious to see what shape the wood would take. I work in forestry and I’m quite interested in the properties of each species, which do you prefer?
I’ve tried astral projection, I ran into some druidsPosted 6 days agosquirrelkingMember
Hmm, electric bass? Why not a ukelele? Same thing really.
Electric uprights are pretty much the neck and spike portion of a traditional double bass and appear to come in cheaper by a significant amount.
Sewing is a good shout, my wife does it but I’d like to knock some stuff together eventually. If you wanted to start on a budget get yourself an old but solid machine then learn to fix it. I have her mum’s old Toyota sitting waiting to get the tensioner fixed when it becomes less of a touchy subject.Posted 6 days ago
Wiggles, how much do you reckon I should charge?
Squirrelking, that sounds like something I could have a go at. It would be easier to store too.
I’ve got my Nan’s old singer sewing machine from 1947! It’s the one I prefer to use but I’ve also got one that does all the fancy stuff, I can’t even thread the thingPosted 6 days agopanzerjagerSubscriber
Modelmaking.Posted 5 days ago
Been doing it since I was a kid, started building plastic kits, then converting & modifying them, then building from scratch.
Keeps me off the streets & passes the cold winter evenings!
Doesn’t have to be military either, plenty of cars, motorbikes, birds & figurines if you don’t fancy tanks or aircraft.
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