I know this is a PROPERTY forum. But what else do people do? What other fun stuff do you do? Do you have a hobby?
I have recently started collecting first edition Ian Fleming books (Bond, James Bond).
Do you fly planes for fun, or jog 100kms every Sunday?
Share the fun.
DJamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069
Travel! At last count I think my wife and I are approaching about 60 countries.
I'm actually about to pop over to Malaysia for a short one week stint this Saturday- with laptop in hand of course.
Sports and fitness rank highly as well.
Jamielandt64Participant@landt64Join Date: 2004Post Count: 166
My family and i love to cruise and tend to take at least one per year. We’re looking forward to the day when we can retire and take the cruise around the world! Hopefully property investing will get us there.
LandtCatalystParticipant@catalystJoin Date: 2008Post Count: 1,404
I love traveling too. Had to count after Jamies post. I’m up to 29. Adding a few every year.
I love cruising too. Tried river cruising last year. Love it. Different from the big ships. Although I do like them Aldo.
We’ve been busy spending a few months a year renovating. Thats kept us pretty busy. We dpend 5 weeks flat out renovating then i like to go for a holiday to recover. Having a rest first half of this year then into it again.
I still work full time so that takes up time.
In the next few years I’ll cut down work and increase traveling.
Feeling like I need to get a life maybe I can aspire to a cruise in the next 10 years, or a holiday this year. Working too hard methinks!
Cheers, keep up the posts, it's interesting to find out that people do other 'stuff' too!
Dluke86Participant@luke86Join Date: 2010Post Count: 470
I love sports- I play football (Australian Rules of course, that's all we know in Perth!!) and hit the gym a few times per week. Also enjoy riding to work some mornings and jogging when I feel enthusiastic.
Travel as well, but not as much as I would like. Hopefully I can make some beans out of property and start doing that a bit more!
LukeJamie MooreParticipant@jamie-mJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 5,069DWolfe wrote:OMG!
60 countries, that's great Jamie! Very wow!
Yeah I'm a little obsessed with it. The trips aren't as long as they used to be because of the biz but we try and get away whenever we can.
JamieStacey SurveyingParticipant@stacey-surveyingJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 138
Also have caught the travel bug Jaimie- but no-where near 60!
I love motorsports, both competing and spectating, and working on the track car. Also as I’m a but of a geek I enjoy reading articles on development of land to grow my knowledge out of surveying and into planning, building etc. I probably spend way too much time in front of the computer too!mattstaParticipant@mattstaJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 604
i love building businesses and travelling. I'm going to Taiwan for a bit after 2 weeks actuallyDerekMember@derekJoin Date: 2004Post Count: 3,544
I enjoy the outback and try to get away every year for at least three weeks. Highlights so far include; Cape York, Canning Stock Route, Victorian Alpine Areas, SA Outback, WA Outback, Gibb River Rd, Rudall River NP, Cape Arid and so many more.
Currently organising a week long fishing trip to Ningaloo and going again for 3 weeks in July.
Summer months spent as local Fire Control Office for our bushfire brigade area.fWordParticipant@fwordJoin Date: 2009Post Count: 471
There's a lot of things I would like to do but can't do, because of the current habit of save and invest. However yes, I do have a limited life outside of that, and my job. Or should I say that investing is part of my life and one of my hobbies. I enjoy investing.
The other small thing I do is photography. This used to be landscapes and animals only but over the years has progressed into weddings as well, something I do for friends and family. I'm still very much obsessed with the art of it, and also the equipment side of things. It's a pretty costly hobby but it meshes very well with travel. When the two meet, it's real fun.
Another small quirk is collecting. Not bad to the point of hoarding, but I enjoy collecting old/ vintage things. Two of my most unusual finds of late are coastal/ tiki-themed memorabilia: a large 30-year-old turtle shell which I painstakingly repaired with wood putty, stained and varnished (3 coats either side), and a 25-year-old sawfish bill which was originally taken in Darwin (the original owner has sinced passed on).
Sometimes when I look at the old things, it is blatantly obvious to me that 'they don't make things like that anymore', and there's a quality to the old things that I find desirable. Ultimately I plan to have a home of my own that I will decorate in coastal shabby chic and art deco style. When I move out, half my parents' house will be emptied.
Also, I love jazz music and bossa nova, just sitting down on a couch with a glass of wine and listening to music, chilling out, maybe having a talk with my parents, or my brother when he's not on his PC. My mind is a few decades older than my body.NHGMember@nhgJoin Date: 2010Post Count: 198
Hmm, other than property :p
Travelling abroad, and within Australia. Have 3 overseas trips this year (a habit i'm attempting to curb), have been to over 20 countries in the last 4 years, long way to go before I hit 60 tho. Would love to do 6 months to a year in south america.
…and scuba diving, tho the dives are few and far between, it's just too expensive in Australia unless you own your own gear.
…and of course what started it all, community work, starting grass root activities within neighbourhoods for the benefit of the community.
Tho sadly this has slowed down due to work taking up so much timeKeyStrategiesMember@keystrategiesJoin Date: 2011Post Count: 155
Well Travel is also High on the Agenda both around Australia and Overseas. I other thing I enjoy is Dancing – Ceroc Style. Its good exercise and fun and Social.
And now I can also add my passion for speaking after years of attending Seminars I am starting to run my own on guess what ? Yes Indeed – Successful Property Investing.
Cheersjim64Member@jim64Join Date: 2012Post Count: 52
I get my release from restoring cars,being a Holden boy,the collection includes only classic cars of the 1970,s.Have a HQ SS,HX Sandman ute,HJ Sandman van,HZ Monaro,HJ Monaro,HQ Coupe.I have a bloody big shed!!!!!!jim64Member@jim64Join Date: 2012Post Count: 52
Without property investing,i would still be driving a mini.TaylorChangParticipant@scha9799Join Date: 2009Post Count: 234