I've just come across a bag of stones I've kept for years. I have a thing for stones I dint know why but I can forget time if I'm looking at or for unusual stones.
I also have gardening as a hobby that I think about way too much and spend hours on but I think that's a more socially acceptable hobby in a nt world
I collect tools. It makes me feel secure and capable and prepared if I have a tool to solve every problem that I might ever come across. I have multiples of my favourite tools in case one gets lost of damaged.
That's a very logical collection. Your tools have a use. Thanks for sharing
I'm hoping for a pin-vice for father's day.
I like collecting stones as well, and fossils. I've been collecting them since I was a child, and would happily spend hours at a time searching the beach on holidays. I don't know much about geology, though.
Most are quite common and ordinary, I know that I could buy much better ones in a shop or online, but I'm not bothered. I did buy myself a chunk of fossilised wood once, but I don't have the same feeling of attachment to it. I enjoy searching, and looking at what I've found reminds me of happy times.
There's also that moment, (which David Attenborough describes in one of his programmes), where you split a rock and find yourself looking at a fossil which hasn't seen the light of day for millions of years, and which you are the first human to see. It is, as he describes, a "moment of magic."
Falconer, archer, bladesmith, hypnotist, hunter, shooter, biker. All passions of mine which help calm the brain
I do this too! I'd spend 3 or 4 hours walking and forget the time as I was just searching for stones fosils or seaglass. I've bought a few gem stones but I like searching more like yourself
Cool - my daughter is a falconer too.
Some of my facinations are old historic buildings and the architecture, castles because I get a feeling of what it must of been like all them years ago whilst walking around and I always have to feel the stone they were built from. I love looking at the greeness of grass in the summer when its cut short and had plenty of water to help it grow healthy.
Collections are lots of old coins one particular dating back to 1896 an old 1 pence I have, shillings numerous different 50p coins with different pictures etc. I don't collect them because they are worth anything as they probably aren't, but I just love looking at them. I have also collections of mugs but they are just stored away as new I won't ever use them I just like having the collection also car statistic cards limited edition and Lego models still in original packaging that I'll never put together as i like to preserve them as new. I have many collections too many to list.
I don't know why but I've recently started a fascination with car air fresheners... I can't throw them away and I'm collecting them on my indicator and window wiper sticks. I'm not even sure why, there's the obvious smell of them but I don't think that's it because they fade so quickly (giving me an excuse to buy another!). I like to grab them every now and again.
I keep boxes too. From all the products I buy. Don't know why but I can't throw them away. They take up so much space too! It's usually from the gadgets and gaming products I buy, I'm weirdly ok with throwing shoe boxes out.
ENG said: castles because I get a feeling of what it must of been like all them years ago whilst walking around and I always have to feel the stone they were built from
Yes! I love castles for this very reason. I like to think of all the people that lived and died there, what it must have been like, felt like and smelt like. I like to look through the archer slits in the turrets/towers and try to imagine what the fear must have felt like when an approaching army was gathering to attack..