Hobbies And Interests

Andy’s Hobby Blog : Past And Current Interests

Andy’s hobby blog is an insight into my past and current interests. The things that I like to do in my spare time.

When I was a youngster, in the dim and distant past, I was very interested in plastic scale models, you know, the ones from companies like Airfix.

Andy's Hobby Blog - Past And Current Interests

I used to assemble quite a few aircraft and motorbikes. I even painted a few and applied the little decals that came with them. A few were hung a few from my bedroom ceiling and thought they looked great.

Sadly I had a bit of an accident with a wonderful biplane that I’d built.

We went to see my grandmother, one sunny day, by car. I as eager to show her my biplane and she was very impressed. Once she’d seen it, I put it back in my Dad’s car, on the rear parcel shelf.

Later that day, as we were about to go home, I discovered that plastic models and the sun don’t mix. It had melted and the wings were very droopy 🙁

Andy’s Hobby Blog – Radio Controlled Cars

When I got a bit older, I discovered radio controlled electric cars. There was a club where I lived and they used the village hall for racing 12th scale electric cars.

I thought this was fantastic so I started saving my pennies. I saved enough to buy a 2 channel radio control transmitter and receiver.

Someone at the club made me a car chassis out of polycarbonate and I started to buy the rest of the components. Eventually, I built a car and, as a result, could start racing.

It was brilliant fun and I have very fond memories of this wonderful hobby. It was a wonderful interest to have and is a good reminded of the past.

If you’re interest in radio controlled cars them Modelsport could be the place to look.

When I reached my late teens, I discovered real motorbikes and other interests that appeal to a teenager. I forgot all about radio controlled cars..

Current Interests And Hobbies

Fast forward so and my hobbies and interests are very different.

I bought my first computer back in the early 90s and I have to say that they have been a life long hobby. I also discovered amateur radio and have held a transmitting license for around 30 years.

My computer interest led me to start a small business as a computer repair technician so something good came out of a hobby.

I closed that business back in 2020 and am now enjoying early retirement. I have plenty of time on my hands for new hobbies and interests.

One of my new interests is being a hobby blogger and it’s actually a bit different from writing about my pastimes. It refers to someone who writes blog posts for the fun of it and doesn’t want to make a living from it.

Anyway, thanks for reading Andy’s Hobby Blog, I hope you found it a little interesting 🙂