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Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

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How did you start doing your hobby?

GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands ModeratorPosts: 9,119 mod
I have been in a brass band for many years, and I started because I had lessons on my instrument at primary school.

It made me wonder how you all got into your hobbies.

So, when did you start your hobby, and what made you start?


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,359 mod
    I started stamp collecting when I was quite young, encouraged by my father who gave me his grandfather's collection. I think this is why I became so fascinated by other countries and geography.
  • Elfish_O_LanternElfish_O_Lantern Posts: 22 ✭✭
    I started Wreck This Journal, an art journal with instructions created by Keri Smith, after watching other people's pages displayed on social media. I started it at the end of year 2017 and finished only early this year.

    I can't post pictures yet because I'm a newbie again but later I might be able to display the video in which I turned the pages of my completed exemplary.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,359 mod
    Welcome back @Elfish_O_Lantern. I look forward to seeing some of your art again.
  • Elfish_O_LanternElfish_O_Lantern Posts: 22 ✭✭
    > @mheredge said:
    > Welcome back @Elfish_O_Lantern. I look forward to seeing some of your art again.

    Thank you. I will post some as soon as I can include pics in my posts. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 37,359 mod
    I suppose singing in a choir is a hobby. This is just a continuation from school, when I sang in a choir there. The local church has a choir for some of its services and I have joined as it is fun and only a few minutes walk away. Tomorrow is Palm Sunday so there is a special service.
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