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Being a nomad...what to do in your spare time


When space is a problem and you're driving your better half up the wall. This might be the answer especially if you are a gem and gold seeker

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_EnDK3WBj0&feature=youtu.be 



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strop likes a chat so i sometimes have a rest when he is out chatting.



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Something a lot more interesting than piss farting around with toy cars. laughing.giflaughing.gif



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Spare time??? We don't have any of that.....



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Spare time??? We don't have any of that.....


Us either Dunmowin. biggrin

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Eaglemax since I gave up work when someone asks me that question my response is "whatever I like".......

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Try to be constructive and SAFE !

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I thought it was clever. Oh well

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Eaglemax wrote:

I thought it was clever. Oh well


 So did I, what an absolute artisan! My passion is restoring classic cars, not a pursuit that's possible while travelling of course, but this inspires me no end.



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Eaglemax wrote:

I thought it was clever. Oh well


 So did I, what an absolute artisan! My passion is restoring classic cars, not a pursuit that's possible while travelling of course, but this inspires me no end.


Gday...

Praps it was the wording of your subject heading that threw it off - 

Being a nomad...what to do in your spare time

Firstly, if one was a nomad, one would have great difficulty in pursuing this interesting and time-consuming hobby ... it could be possible but with difficulty....

nomad
1. A member of a group of people who have no fixed home and move according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land.
2. A person with no fixed residence who roams about; a wanderer.

As others have posted, I rarely have 'spare time' these days. The joy of being retired and a full-time traveller. I have said often over the past ten years "How did I ever have the time to go to work."

My days are filled with wondrous things - often without me having to actively pursue them.

The video was interesting and the activity great to watch. However, quite impractical for a nomad.

Perhaps those who are not nomads, but travel for only a few months a year from a home-base, would find this an excellent pursuit. 

Cheers - John

 



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Spare time confuse What's that confuse Me thinks it sounds a bit like that W word winkhmm 

 

 

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This is actually a topic that was very much uppermost in my mind when the planning stage of nomading first came into my agenda.
Looking at my leisure time now, my go-to activity is to head out to my shed and continue a project, fix something or build something new.
Primarily, woodworking but but not to the exclusion of other trades. My family calls it "Pottering"

I envisaged times on the road where I would indeed be at a bit of a loose end. Propping in one place to let the pension cheques accrue for example.

With no shed, what would I enjoy doing that would challenge me and allow me to do something with my hands?

A bored Jim is a dangerous Jim.

Mr Dunmowin's matchstick models put me on a very interesting track. Here was something brand new, that I had never done before, all hand tools, be as creative as I wish, go into as much details as I care to, can be safely stored away out of harms way without too much space. Perfect.

To quote another member, "I could piss fart around with some matchsticks"

I've put the whole idea on hold for now as I rebuild my caravan and renovate my house but now that there is an idea I like,
I'm happy to wait until the time comes. Matchsticks may well morph into other types of modelling. Maybe I will end up piss farting around with some toy boats, or cars.

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Exactly Jim. That's where I'm at and the reason I posted this.

Grey Nomad as per the meaning as Rockylizard pointed out eg

"nomad
1. A member of a group of people who have no fixed home and move according to the seasons from place to place in search of food, water, and grazing land.
2. A person with no fixed residence who roams about; a wanderer.

isn't so accurate in terms on the "grey nomads" here and it is the "Grey Nomads forum". And here, the readers is what I was referring to not strictly the dictionary meaning. If you run to the dictionary so often you'll lose sight of the common picture.

I'm a previous model airplane builder and flyer. On our caravan trips in the last 2 years there has been time in between the walks and the talks, the cooking and the sipping, hours I'm somewhat bored especially in inclement weather. The video I posted is of a model car that, in similar cheaper form, could be built at a fold down or dining table just like your matchstick interest. To be creative is to keep the mind active.....

Some comments on this  thread are rather negative about spare time (no wonder some might not want to start threads)but there are some that appreciate the concept and there are some that need a hobby while tripping around the country.



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SNIP~~~Some comments on this  thread are rather negative about spare time ~~~SNIP


Gday...

Praps those who travel full-time in their RVs don't have spare time ... it is definitely one of those things that surprised me when I hit the road.

I never feel alone or lonely, never have to figure out just what to do each day (or any part of it).

I find there is more for me to do each day than I usually have time for.

Cheers - John



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When my wife and I go on long trips, Her spare time is spent doing Suduco, knitting, planning the trip and sites to see. Mine is doing the cooking and watching TV.

It became clear my mind needed more stimulation. Hence, soon I'll invest in electric model planes.



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The bottom line is, whatever 'floats your boat' is a personal thing. Great to share ideas on leisure pursuits, but there's definitely no value in over-analyzing or judging the interests of others. Even less room for the sarcasm that inevitably arises.

If electric model planes do it for you Eaglemax, good for you. I'm more than inspired by the hobbyist in your OP video, and as a classic car nut it's given me ideas about miniature restoration projects while on the move.

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When my wife and I go on long trips, Her spare time is spent doing Suduco, knitting, planning the trip and sites to see. Mine is doing the cooking and watching TV.

It became clear my mind needed more stimulation. Hence, soon I'll invest in electric model planes.


 I am playing with quadcopters at the moment Eaglemax. biggrin

Aussie Paul. smile



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Thanks Tony.  Ever since a boy I've delved into miniature.  Eventually I built a miniature of our first home and that turned out to be the inspiration for a cubby house business see pic. Then a miniature train that the locomotive was built on top of my ride on mower....yes the loco still mowed the lawn. That was built while unemployed and provided my family with a supplement income until full time work was found. Then models of cars owned. I loved miniature cars like the Fiat 500. Eventually my model airplanes were scale models of the real thing.

The video I posted is beyond my comprehension, what a patient man and so capable. It goes to show though that a hobby in a caravan is very possible without getting under the feet of your partner. Beats TV all the time, in our case that drains our battery along with the CPAP lol. And miniature overflowed to this current van 11ft when we installed a shower and toilet. The looks we got when interested vanners asked about it and we told them it has that...."no way" would be the reply.

Happy as we are with the van we are planning the 15ft version ATM 850kg retro to match the convertible....yep, full ensuite and swing away table for dining and modelling.



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Quadcopters Aussie Paul? inside the van? ha. Electrics have come a long way. Lithium the catalyst for lightweight flying. Tony

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Quadcopters Aussie Paul? inside the van? ha. Electrics have come a long way. Lithium the catalyst for lightweight flying. Tony


 Yes, sure have.

Aussie Paul. smile



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Thanks Tony.  Ever since a boy I've delved into miniature.  Eventually I built a miniature of our first home and that turned out to be the inspiration for a cubby house business see pic. Then a miniature train that the locomotive was built on top of my ride on mower....yes the loco still mowed the lawn. That was built while unemployed and provided my family with a supplement income until full time work was found. Then models of cars owned. I loved miniature cars like the Fiat 500. Eventually my model airplanes were scale models of the real thing.

The video I posted is beyond my comprehension, what a patient man and so capable. It goes to show though that a hobby in a caravan is very possible without getting under the feet of your partner. Beats TV all the time, in our case that drains our battery along with the CPAP lol. And miniature overflowed to this current van 11ft when we installed a shower and toilet. The looks we got when interested vanners asked about it and we told them it has that...."no way" would be the reply.

Happy as we are with the van we are planning the 15ft version ATM 850kg retro to match the convertible....yep, full ensuite and swing away table for dining and modelling.


 Amazing stuff.



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