I wonder what hobbies others have?I like hobbies where I get a feeling of improving at something worthwhile, and that make me feel more confident. Some of my favourites at the moment are swimming, language learning and going to new places.Some things I'm interesting in trying are acting, indoor climbing and possibly martial arts. I am doubtful about martial arts because it seems to me that you either take it casually and don't learn practical self-defence or you take it seriously and mix with aggressive people and probably get hurt. It would be confidence boosting to be proficient at self-defence though.
handicrafts and geocaching here
What language(s) do you learn? I wouldn't call it a hobby, I just do it because there's a need but it's actually quite good fun that way. Vi kan snakke litt norsk hvis du liker det!?
Norwegian if I'm not mistaken?
Ja! Det er en blandning av tysk og engelsk - perfekt for meg :)
One of my special interests is long distance TV (DX-TV) Back in the analogue days of the 80s and 90s I often used to pick up NRK TV when atmospheric conditions were unusual. As they broadcast a lot of English language programming and used sub-titles rather than dubbing I got to recognise the look of Norwegian quite easily.
Yup, I thought I'll watch a bit of Norwegian TV as that would be easier than radio. One channel had football on (which I can't stand), one had a BBC documentary about the underground of Rome and one had Top Gear...
But sounds like a cool hobby until everything got digitalised!
It was... digital DXing is possible but no fun really as signals are either there or not, you cant detect weak ones like with analogue. My best catch was Australian channel 0 during the sunspot peak around 1989/90. These days I concentrate on FM radio DX as its the last bastion of analogue.
I found that digital TV has even more channels than analogue.
When we set our satellite to the dual position of 19.2E and 13E with a monoblock. We had over 900 FTA channels from the Astra and Hotbird satellites. A few were English, others were just about every European language. About 50 German , 30 Italian, 20 French, etc. Euronews was enabled for 9 languages, I could switch between languages in a split second. Then we had the Arabic and north African channels, the useless advertising channels, religious ones and the very low quality porn ones, wanting our credit card details to subscribe to the hard stuff.