How much do you spend on hobbies?

Discussion in 'SMB' started by the boot, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. gegsongegsonlegs

    gegsongegsonlegs Midfield

    Darts.. £30 just recently for a new set.

    £80 per Monday..

    £5 weekly for subs and cards.
    £10 taxi home
    £10/£15 on a bet ( footy winter/horses summer)
    Rest on drink depending where we are playing..
    Standard month £320.

    Cricket... if I get my back sorted I'll start again next year.. will cost only registration and match fees as I've used the same gear for 11/12 years now and no intention of buying new..

    Still depends on what the surgeon says tho...
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  2. CPK1979

    CPK1979 Midfield

    I’m a angler as well albeit carp and pike.... I’ve spent a fortune this year but hopefully set up for a decade or so.
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  3. mad cyril

    mad cyril Winger

    Canny deal with the hair.

    Do you now buy online or still shops ? Like I say I don’t spend as much but I’m always popping into comic shops just to look at old back issues and maybe a bit crack with staff. They’re a lot more geared though to sci Fi / game of thrones etc than comics though.

    When I was kid I lived in Timeslip then later Forbidden Planet. Was always first in the que at the comic festivals that used to take place in the church hall next door to the Tanners Pub. I work a lot now in London and visit Orbital comics regularly, great shop.
    I got rid of a lot but kept a couple of hundred for keepsakes and I’m convinced it’s only a matter of time before I take it back up. Don’t think I’d bother with modern stuff just go back to the silver age of 63 thru to late 70’s.
  4. the boot

    the boot Midfield

    Bought a ttr and kompresser two month ago. Ouch!!

    Just do what the sea gulls do. Pitter patter. I fucking love seeing them do it.
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  5. 3.142

    3.142 Midfield

    ignorimg social stuff, probably £400 a year on running stuff, few pairs of trainers and other kit. £1,000 a year average on SAFC memorabilia. over 10 years or so that adds up but gives a good collection, though some years might sp3nd nothing and others more.
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  6. the boot

    the boot Midfield

    Unfortunately if it’s like all the other fishing gear it will get you five year tops. Saying that good stuff is ageless. Where do you fish? South west Scotland?

    Hopefully goes well pal. Good luck.
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  7. wilma56

    wilma56 Central Defender

    Golf followed by pints, spent a fortune and worth every penny
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  8. the boot

    the boot Midfield

    Had this conversation with my mate today. He as a downhill bike that he paid £4000 for!!!! Never thought they existed, then he told me about bikes worth 10k. That’s a decent car!!!
  9. Albay3037

    Albay3037 Winger

    Have an online subscription with Forbidden Planet. Like yourself I visited Timeslip/Forbidden Planet in Newcastle quite a lot. Now I make regular visits to Forbidden Planet in Belfast whenever the wife and I take a trip into Belfast.
  10. the boot

    the boot Midfield

    I had 3 year at shields due to illness couldn’t fish. £690 fees. A oner a week on food and drink!!!
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  11. CPK1979

    CPK1979 Midfield

    Yorkshire for carp and nw and Scotland for pike.
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  12. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    Have you seen Richard D Hall's stuff on UFOs?
  13. That's the Geordie bloke,yes I have .
  14. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    Have you seen Fire in the Sky?
  15. No I'll have a look mate
  16. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    Its not a doc its that film off a canny few years ago.
  17. the boot

    the boot Midfield

    I was fishing for roach on lock ken and this monster pike turned up. Next time I went took a stiff bass rod braid and a treble, sure enough loads of roach and the pike turn up. Hooks a roach on the treble drops it in.....wallop!!! These pike takes it! all the lads are around me buzzing. It just let go! Didn’t realise ya gotta let the pike set the fish first. Gutted.
  18. CPK1979

    CPK1979 Midfield

    I fished there mate... great place and bottomless in places.

    I don’t live bait anymore I think it’s a bit cruel like. Like putting a fish on death row!
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  19. Dun Scathach

    Dun Scathach Goalkeeper

    I once spent that on a pair of wheels. It can be a very very expensive hobby.

    General rule of thumb with the missus is I tell her everything was half the actual cost - 10%.
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  20. anth

    anth Winger

    Hard to quantify. From Easter to September I am away at dog agility shows nearly every weekend. Costs about £50-£100 depending how long it is. Doesn't sound like much, but we changed out car to something big enough to tow a caravan, bought a caravan, plus all the extras looking at 25k. We also train the dogs at about £100 a month. I do judge though which brings down the weekend show costs to next to nothing now we own the car and caravan.

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