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These are the flags of all countries mentioned in the blog. If you let me know where you from, I add yours too.
Free of charge, indoor and outdoor activities to recharge the battery. Which of the following hobbies and activities do you either like or dislike?
Most of them are available here, in Portugal. Others, not much of our intrinsic culture, I look forward to doing them in the UK or elsewhere when back on travelling.
Nevertheless, let me share with you some ideas and photos of my journey around the world. 🌎
Try to add three new to your weekend, be safe, and have fun.
I’d be appreciative if you like to leave a comment of interest of yours and the country where we could do it as some, I’ve never heard about. Together we’re stronger.
- Spending time with my fiancee!
Lucky us in Portugal with endless options as for the Atlantic Ocean or the river. I heard from tourists that Picos Europa, Galicia in Spain is safe and nice at the present moment.
6. Practice a Sport: Sport Climbing, Roller skating, Badminton, Squash, Hurling, Archery, Kuk Sool Won Rugby, or Shaolin Kung Fu!
As we keep going on is now more important than ever to go out for jogging, running, whatever serves us the best to keep on our good mental and physical health. I look forward to seeing the children on track in school reopenings in September.
Badminton is cool to play by the seaside 🌊 in Portugal 🇵🇹 and elsewhere. I adore this one and it’s been proven that it opens the mind.
This year, even with the pandemic in March we had the European Championship in the Algarve and as usual, many Brits participated. The hugest community of British worldwide lives in the South of Portugal in Faro.
The Atlantic Ocean is paradisiacal. I met a couple, in their seventies from the Netherlands 🇳🇱 enjoying this kind of life together and sailing in. Now already retired, they have made their ways from the Netherlands to Portugal on a yacht. Memories last forever and so does friendship and true love.
Estoril in Portugal is the famous city for formula 1 and Monaco is also popular and worth the way.
7. Lace knitting
I tried this sport before and I should practice more.
I had the chance to try this one in the South of Thailand 🇹🇭.
I’m desperate for the movies and look forward for the re-open of theatres, cinemas, arts and galleries.
9. Carving (woods and stones)
10. Autograph Collecting!
This blog is pretty cool and has some pictures. We can’t go after them chasing but we can write and show support! At current times we are all winners of this worldwide crisis besides I wonder how it would have been without the artists when we were locked in. A special thanks to all artists all over the world.
11. Play an instrument: Piano, saxophone, drums, guitar, trumpet
12. Doing whatever makes you feel good
Yes, exactly. More than thinking is doing. Action is required.
13. Building PCs
I intended to participate in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. A two hours journey from my city in China. Gee….give us one more chance…
I made friends from Kenya 🇰🇪 and based on empirical evidence they are the best runners in the world. So was Rosa Mora, the Portuguese winner of the Marathon, many years ago. Have you heard of her?
14. Fossil hunting
15. Cross- stitch
There are lots of quilting techniques that every quilter should master, ten of those methods are on nearly every experienced quilter’s ‘must know’ list, written by Janet Wickell.
17. Looking after our pets
18. Pole dancing
20. Watch, Stamps, Paper Notes Collecting
Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed during the Qing dynasty in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. It is commonly played by four players.
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1) Setting words to music
2) Time and pitch
3) Working with melody
4) Chords and chord progressions
5) Song forms
6) Arranging your song
At the present day 44,007 were enrolled on this course. To join it, click this yellow 🔗 link.
26. Baking / Cake Making
27. Arts and crafts
30. Jogging and running
31. Trainer and shoes collecting!
32. Sitting around doing as little as possible
“Successful study is all about opening our minds to things we don’t yet know or understand – there’s a whole world out there we all need to get to know.”
Senior Lecturer in the University of Bristol, in the School of Modern Languages
34. Going to the cinema
This is one of the activities I missed the most.
35. Growing fruit and vegetables
36. People Watching
37. Cake making
38. Candle making
40. Horse riding
41. Singing and Dancing
42.Table tennis and Ping – Pong
43. Creative writing
44. Satyananda Yoga
45. Going To Pubs And Nightclubs
It is not my intention to see others towards risking their lives on these activities but I do wish to go straight to the pub when I get in the UK! Yes, let’s party on!
46. Sketch writing
47. Classic car restoration
48. Kayak fishing
50. Urban exploration
51. Book collecting
52. Writing fiction
If not possible due to pandemic restrictions I’ll be dancing at home…
54. Going to the ballet/dance performances
56. Playing board games
57. Postcard collecting trough Postcrossing
58. Playing sports
59. Sheepdog trials
60. Reading Books
61. Radio-controlled car
62. Going to museums and galleries
It’s up to each country to set up their own rules and safeguard their citizens and tourists. Most Portuguese immigrants in the UK had to travel today otherwise they had to go on quarantine. I’m staying in a National Parc in the UK after moving to prevent any kind of allucination. I also look forward to participate in a Hurling game in Ireland the ruling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic Irish origin. One of Ireland’s native Gaelic games, it shares a number of features with Gaelic football, such as the field and goals, the number of players, and much terminology. There is a similar game for women called camogie. I wish all of you the best of luck. Be good, and safe as possible.
63. Flag football
65. Felt making
With all conferences and events canceled I do hope to start filling out forms to participate.
67. Field Hockey 🏑
68. Canoeing 🛶 / Kayak
69. Track cycling
71. Road cycling
72. Free running
73. Flying away out of here to Great Britain!
77. Writing ✏️ letters ✉️ especially love letters
I’ve been writing love letters for more than 7 months now since I and Mr. Lord were separated by COVID-19. A few weeks to go and meet up the prince I count on this strategy! If you have any recommendations on where to find beautiful poems, please 🙏, let me know!
80. Listening to music
81. Doing work around the house
I have faith that my new home is the last one after so many adobe…. I intended to stay in China but after all if the country doesn’t allow us in….
83. Watching movies at my fiancee’s home
87. Drinking and somehow socialising
Yes, with moderation. A Port Wine, an Ale or a special Belgian beer. What about a flute of Prosecco? Anything including water, whenever with friends is the best ever. My fiancee will me at the best pubs in the UK. I’m a beer glass collector.
88. Sequence dancing
This is a popular outdoor activity in China even though the average temperature is below 35 in the north by the border with Russia and Inner – Mongolia.
90. Tree hugging
Spot on ! If I arrive there safely, I publish a photo at one out many national parts of Great Britain. I canceled ❌ everything booked for Scotland 🏴 last March because my fiancee was feeling sick thinking of my adventurous around Europope but I can not complain. For my winter holiday, in January and February I travelled in Germany, Switzerland, England, Austria, Greece 🇬🇷 and below is a picture of myself the day COVIF-19 was declared as a worldwide disease 😷. I’m glad to be safe in Portugal 🇵🇹.
91. Poker ♥️ ♣️
93. Going to festivals
I saw a few dozens last week in Costa Nova, in Portugal most of them tourists from the Netherlands, Belgium 🇧🇪. You are all welcome. It is also good to see immigrants arriving from the US.
Looking back at the lockdown, the only good thing is that we could see and hear the birds. Pollution is ruining Planet Earth.
Climate global change affect us all directly or inderectly and we should all care for the world as a whole.
98. Dog training
99. Glass painting
100. Car boot sales 💵
101. Model building and collecting
103. Hot air ballooning
104. Wood carving
105. Volunteering and fundraising
110. Attending sports matches and games
111. Pub quizzes
113. Playing video games
114. Visiting museums
115. Speed skating
117. Going to the theatre
I took off to the UK in February and travelled around Europe just before the spread of COVID-19, in Europe. I was lucky🍀 In this show, bilingual Matilda spoke in English and Russian 🇷🇺. I also would like to share some songs written by the Australian. See my post, here.
118. Power walking
119. Hang gliding
120. Superbike racing
121. Athletics and Summer Olympics
123. Roller derby
124. Martial Arts
125. Wine tasting
…and more singing. We had great parties in China with colleagues from Russia 🇷🇺, Germany 🇩🇪, the United States 🇺🇸, Canada 🇨🇦, Italy 🇮🇹 Australia 🇦🇺, Cuba 🇨🇺 , and many hosted by the British 🇬🇧 and they rock!
126. Acrobatic gymnastics
127. Ultra Marathon
129. Quad biking
130. Speedway ⏩
133. Doll house’s
137. Girl guides
138. Record collecting
139. Aircraft spotting
140. Fitness, Training, Sport
141. Kun Nye
142. Circuit training
143. Going on day trips in our countries
144. Jet Skiing in Lancashire District Lake
145. Collecting 🧡🧡 (stamps, coins, paper notes, beer glasses)
I came across many weird collections while putting out this list of hobbies and activities which made me reflect on how being different and embracing diversity can strengthen groups of people and lead to success. There are many entrepreneurs out there! Congratulations to all of you, doing and generating great incomes at this conjecture.
146. Trekking hiking
147. Public speaking
148. Spending time with my family 👪
151. Going to restaurants, cafes, pubs, and ice-cream
152. Winemaking 🍾 🍇 (and selling…)
153. Dog 🐶walking 👣
154. Visiting historical and natural sites
It is possible to do it in Portugal and Spain 🇪🇸. Nuestros hermanos are good 👍 on rafting. France too, with endless activities to count on.
162. Gymnastics by the Atlantic Ocean
164. Go to the spa
These blog post is merely a reflection of my wishes and desires. It is not my intention to put you out in dangerour and most of hobbies and activities listed here are possible to do right now, right here in Portugal, in some regions of Spain and hopefully in the UK where I’m moving to soon and meet up my fiancee after being separeted for so long. Due to our clime and government restrictions I aim to pursue activities that are safe. It is however our responsibility to take risks or not and I feel sorry that for so many this is indeed an obligation… Most of all, I look forward to re-start because this year was difficult to all of us. I feel blessed to be an European with so many opportunities to look at. While putting this list together I read blogs of exquisite entrepreneurs who have been working hard online to face with courage and confidence this worldwide crisis. I’m thinking of my friends and relatives in Italy and all the children starving all over the world.
This blog is dedicated to my father, Physical Education teacher, a community leader, who passed away after Christmas 2019 whom I saw a year ago for the last time. He told me not to leave China before visiting Japan 🇯🇵 go for the Olympic Games I didn’t make it.
Rest in peace, daddy and I’m pride to be your daughter. Thank you for helping me finding the strength needed in the most difficult times. I will always remember you with honour.