Yeah satellite is another world completely, if you actually want to watch the content of foreign programs then its the way to go. I did used to have a motorised dish back in the 90s and 00s mainly for the music channels but I was always more interested in terrestrial long distance reception via unusual atmospheric conditions and have not bothered with satellite since we moved house 4 years ago. Its the technical challenge of dragging in these ultra weak signals plus the random aspect of being at your receiver at the right time.
I moved house in 2012 and that was the end of these hundreds of channels.
Now in flats I am relying on freeview and this is also an uncertain/challenge. Now the problem is reception. Ariel is fixed on top of flats. So atmospheric conditions determine reception. In good conditions when I do a search I get many channels, when conditions deteriorate some of these channels are either unwatchable or have no sound.
Well, suppose it's quite good - Deutsch ist meine Muttersprache :)
Norway is good so far, people don't usually ask how you are as a way of saying hello (and nothing else). They may ask it, but it's a question and you are allowed to give an answer. Maybe that's not the most important thing in the world, but it makes me feel a little more relaxed.
I don't use an app for geocaching (have got a GPS thingy) but I know others who do and the one they use is for free. It's called c:geo.
I like those hobbies that are meant to naturally increase dopamine levels.
Incremental, detail focussed manual tasks do it for me.....When I go fishing I love to untangle the fishing line really slowly and patiently.
Yesterday, I had to untangle a really fine gold chain on a locket for my daughter:
That totally calms my head down and gives me focus:
Mind you, I'm ADHD, so maybe that doesn't suit everyone.
Not that you can make a hobby out of this, unless you take up watch making.
I also think long sessions of intense aerobic exercise are good.
Try downhill mountain biking listening to music.
Mind you - Bear in mind these are solitary activities and we benefit from the company of others, even though we find socilaising difficiult.
Key is to hook up with a like minded friend with a common interest.
Just one of my hobbies,restoring old tools, I replace handles, clean file and polish rusty steel, varnish wood, repair broken parts.
I like to try and improve as well.
The tools are seen as no longer viable by most?
They all function,
I am a practical person, hands on type, I understand metals, the science in making the steel to suit each use.
the care that went into making them.
I use such tools quite often, for jigsaw/scrollsaw sawing mainly that drill on the right, and for life in general the mallet...
My hobbies are things I've pretty much had for life. Writing (primarily), reading, some kind of creative work (image editing has opened up the world for me!). I was a runner for over 30 years, but got sick of getting age-related injuries - especially Achilles tendonitis. I swim and cycle a lot instead now - though I've done both of those for years, too.
I did martial arts for a few years (Bujinkai karate) because I was interested in the spiritual side of the discipline as much as being able to learn how to defend myself. I applied myself rigorously, reaching blue belt (7th kyu - three below 1st Dan black belt), but I never really had a natural aptitude for it. Kata (learning a routine sequence of moves for each grade) is integral to the practice, and I used to love practicing kata because it is practiced alone, in one's own space, and is about the individual learning mastery over his or her body. I was less keen on sparring. Despite what I'd learned, my technique always fell apart during sparring. I simply couldn't co-ordinate, or anticipate what was coming at me in order to counter it. Maybe a body language issue. I also couldn't maintain eye contact with my sparring partner, which is also not good. In the end, I gave up following my blue belt grading because it was so physically gruelling. I don't mean the exercise itself, but the fact that I picked up some severe body bruising and a couple of cracked ribs which left me in agony for days. Unfortunately, with any martial art, you get an element that's more in it for the macho thing. Some of the black belts clearly enjoyed being able to show off their skills in aggressive combat. They loved the blood and bruises. They often used to walk home from the dojo afterwards still wearing their gis, just posing. But this isn't really in the true spirit of the discipline. It probably varies from one group to another. If you go into it for the right reasons, and with a Cain-like degree of open-mindedness and humility, you'll probably find it hugely rewarding. It's certainly a great way to develop spiritually (if you're that way inclined) and physically. It pushes you to all of your limits.
there are many things that i would like to do...but don't often have the opportunity to practice. I love walking in the countryside, nature, literature, philosophy, psychology, science, technology, history...
i love jazz and would love to visit the theatre more, see an opera, farm a small croft, teach more, give more, be more....
more of what...you may ask....be more of me!! - lol