One of my favourite hobbies is starting things, even though I may not continue with them. Even as a kid I was eager to learn about whatever took my fancy. At school, that helped me with geography and English literature because my own study took me ahead of the curriculum. Hobbies that I have started during the last few years include: Playing guitar - but you need to be in a band to get the most from it and I'm not good enough for that. Keeping turkeys - but the losses to roaming dogs and complaints from my wife about poop big enough to have been from a dog put an end to that. We will now try geese and bantams. Gardening in a hot climate - but it's too hot for me so I now pay a gardener. Reading - always enjoyed a good book, whether it's fiction or for information. Listening to music - the pleasure is enhanced by having some knowledge as a player. British TV comedy - available here now, I'm glad to say. The one hobby I won't give up is being retired. I can do what I want when I want with a clear conscience. It's rather time consuming, though!