My totally not embarrassing hobby, about which I am much more serious than Rubik's cubes, is archery. I shoot what is called a compound bow - I suppose the most modern, high tech category, although there are also separate classes for the recurve bow and longbow. Will have to take a pic or two of my archery kit for those interested. First tried this sport back in 1990, and have really been obsessed by it ever since. Also nice is that there is a lovely community of people one gets to know, and who I meet regularly at tournaments. I have been Lincs county champion in 6 previous years, and was classed at Master Bowman level for a several years - I think the last time I managed that was about 4 years ago though, and I need to get practicing a bit more to get back to that standard (which I intend to). If you qualify as an MB, then you are eligable to compete at the UK Masters tournament the following year - I went in 2002, and came 5th overall. Time to stop showing off Megi... A friend did once take some slow motion footage of me shooting, and I see it is still on Youtube: There are clubs all over the country though, and honestly, it is a wonderful sport, which can be done by anyone, at any age (there are bows to suit whatever strength level you're at). The oldest member of my club (Grimsby Archers) is in his mid 80s. I thoroughly recommend giving it a go if you want to try something different - most clubs run beginner's courses, where you can learn good basic technique, and get a taste of things without investing a huge amount of money. All the equipment you need will be provided also - it is not a good idea to buy archery gear without already having some experience, as the kit needs to be tailored to your draw length/strength. And don't buy from ebay or one of those shops that sell bb guns/knives etc. - an archery club will usually recommend a few specialist shops, staffed by experienced archers, and only after you have completed a beginner course, and have decided to take up the sport seriously. Waffling on now - but just thinking I need to get my indoor archery setup sorted out now winter is approaching - we tend to shoot at shorter range in sports halls during the cold winter months, and go outdoors, and longer distances from about April to mid October. I much prefer the outdoor side of things, but some folks like the more clinical feel of indoor shooting (no wind to contend with indoors!). There are various forms of field archery also, where one walks around a course, usually set in some woods, and there are targets at various distances (sometimes unknown, and you have to estimate), plus uphill and downhill shots sometimes - it's amazingly good fun, although I tend to concentrate more on target archery, which emphasizes repeatable accuracy, with many more shots at just a few distances over the course of a day. Really, stop waffling now Megi! Anyone got any hobby of your own you'd like to talk about?