Tuesday, 17 May 2016

A bit more about me/hobbies

Let's talk about my hobbies, I don't have a lot but I do love to read, in fact I like to listen to audio books in the car while I am driving and when I am waiting for the boys to get out of school I will read another book and while we wait at airports or train stations I have a book with me to read.

When I was a child I spent a lot of time in my room reading, I would stay with my grandparents while mum was in hospital she spent a bit of time in hospital when I was a child with having babies and kidney problems and then having a stroke when she was 38.

Anyway back to me and my hobbies when I was with nan & pop I would come home from school go to my room and read, back in those days there would only be one tv in the house generally although my grandparents had an old back and white set in the dining room which at times I would watch but usually I preferred to read. Nan once said to mum that they were worried about me as I spent so much time alone reading but I was happy.

Also I get interested in blogging way back when I started my first blog way back in 2005, I love blogging I love to visit different peoples blogs and read about their lives, for me there are many blog friends. When I explain having blog friends I say they are like pen pals but it is all done on line.

Speaking of pen pals that is another hobby I have a lot of pen pals, I have been writing to pen pals on and off since I was 13-14 some pals I have been writing to for over 25 years one Tracey I have been writing to for more like 30 years she was one of the first pals I got when I took it up again when Kathy was a baby.

My mum understands pen pals as she had pen pals when she was a child/teenager but then she got married and had children and found she often didn't have time to write and just stopped writing. Also pen paling is a two way thing you need to get letters to reply to and I get a lot, often of a week wend I will have between 6 and 12 letters to answer. I have pals from around Australia and around the world usually in Germany, the UK and Canada. It is a bit expensive to have pen pals here in Australia the cost of stand postage stamp went up to $1 in January and to send and overseas letter it is $2.75 although I usually send Aerogrammes which cost $2.30 so saves me a bit of money.





13 comments:

  1. Good for you to do all that reading. Our Mom likes to read too. It is much better than TV. You all have a great day.

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    1. Yes reading can at times be better than telly, I often read two or three books at the same time

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  2. Hi, Jo-Anne!

    I admire you for putting your time to good use by listening to audio books while driving and waiting for the kids - no time wasted. A child who spends a lot of time reading reaps the benefits the rest of his or her life. Over the years I have had pen pals in foreign countries and have found it educational and rewarding.

    Happy Tuesday/Wednesday to you, dear friend Jo-Anne!

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    1. Yes pen pals are wonderful, I enjoy getting letters in the mail. Listening to audio books are wonderful far better than listening to the radio

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  3. I, too love to read and think it is a great hobby. I admire your ability to keep up with pen pals. I had a few when I was a teenager but haven't ever had once since being married. Honestly, I just don't enjoy writing letters that much.

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    1. I like getting letters from my pen friends, I like writing letters and sharing my life with my pen friends.

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  4. It's lovely that you enjoy reading and have so many pen pals. I've always adored reading. My mother encouraged us to read. I carry a book in my messenger bag at all times.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yes reading is great, I have always loved to read, my mum was a reader when I was a child so I got my love of books from her

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  5. I never would have thought of it that way but now that you mention it, blogging friends are very much like pen pals. I love having all of these blogging friends from all over the world.

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    1. Yes I love having blog friends as well, and to me they are just like pen friends.

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  6. Reading and writing are always good time spent in my book! ;)

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  7. WOW! Aerogrammes cost THAT much now??? Makes me feel even older as they sure didn't used to be that bad. I used to have pen pals when I was a girl and into about 18 years of age but I was married at that age and lost interest. My blog family means a lot to be and Katie's friends also mean a lot to me. I think of mine and her friends as family, albeit n-line. Sometimes there is a meet -up.

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