Posted: 24/07/2015 at 15:07
I run a garden group which meets once or twice a month from April to October and am president of the local dance club so dancing of some sort most evenings from September to May.
At home I do embroidery or knit simple scarves and cowls while watching TV and on rainy days I sew clothes for me and sometimes OH but not Possum and I paint or otherwise restore old furniture and other stuff found in local brocantes which are a cross between flea markets, car boot sales and antique markets.
I have 5 recently dipped pine kitchen chairs awaiting my attention come the rainy days of autumn and an oak hall table and a bedroom chair to reupholster and a dozen galvanised pots I've undercoated with red lead but still need to paint and decorate.
In between all that I have my garden full of treasures and crops to look after, weeds to remove, jams and chutneys to make, obelisks and trellis to paint and maintain and the dogs to walk plus a house that needs an occasional clean............. and I do the baking when we organise a special class at the dance club.
When I retire from running the dance club which is voluntary but time consuming, I will add photography and patchwork to my list of activities and maybe find a local wildlife group to join and I'd quite like to have a go at making leaded glass panels.