Hobbies & interests outside of trading?

counter_violent

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I've hardly had to do anything about slugs after the earlier treatments, just squashed the odd one I've found, so a successful treatment [emoji16]

Now we have wasps, they are swarming earlier than usual. We have identified the nest, it is through a hole in the brickwork of a neighbour's false chimney stack. Two problems here are that there is also a bat roost of at least 80 bats in the same chimney stack and the neighbours are away until probably the end of August. So no action would be taken anyway.

We will have to just find a wasp trap method for the time being whilst debating about the nest, we are in a dilemma about telling the neighbours about the bats as we watch them every evening unbeknown to anyone in the neighbourhood [emoji7]
Being the ever helpful sort. Is there anything to be done with a long pole, a piece of string, some duct tape and a tin of wasp killer? I fekkin hate wasps! 😬

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cantagril

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I've hardly had to do anything about slugs after the earlier treatments, just squashed the odd one I've found, so a successful treatment [emoji16]

Now we have wasps, they are swarming earlier than usual. We have identified the nest, it is through a hole in the brickwork of a neighbour's false chimney stack. Two problems here are that there is also a bat roost of at least 80 bats in the same chimney stack and the neighbours are away until probably the end of August. So no action would be taken anyway.

We will have to just find a wasp trap method for the time being whilst debating about the nest, we are in a dilemma about telling the neighbours about the bats as we watch them every evening unbeknown to anyone in the neighbourhood [emoji7]
After trying various different types of modern and sometime expensive gadgetry, I went back to the trusty jam-jar and funnel arrangement and dregs etc. At the beginning of wasp season I'd just find half a dozen or so discrete places to put the traps and clear them out once a week. I did start with one or two but they filled up in a day or so.....

...and stay very quiet about the bats - a little guano never hurt anybody :)
 
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Atilla

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Being the ever helpful sort. Is there anything to be done with a long pole, a piece of string, some duct tape and a tin of wasp killer? I fekkin hate wasps! 😬

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Have you tried contacting your local council. They would normally remove it for free.

 

Exscudo

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I often go for a walk to a nature reserve, maybe ride a bike. Overall I like reading, ideally something classic. Also, love various genres of photography.
 
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Pat494

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I see the Archbish Welby likes communing with nature.
Sounds pretty daft initially but maybe it can grow on one.
 
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Signalcalc

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The slug treatments have done their magic from earlier in the year, numbers are way down.

The latest hobby is to walk around the garden about an hour after sunset in flat soled flipflops and just stand on the buggers, it's eco friendly, but the big ones are unbelievably slippery. There are more Spanish ones also, which appears to prove the theory that the nematodes are unable to eradicate those.

The battle and hobby continues, a slug hobby for life [emoji1]
 

Pat494

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I use small plastic pill bottles with a little anti slug pellets inside. I drill holes in the side which are big enough for the slugs but stops the birds being harmed. Works well
 

Signalcalc

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I use small plastic pill bottles with a little anti slug pellets inside. I drill holes in the side which are big enough for the slugs but stops the birds being harmed. Works well
Do they crawl inside, eat and then crawl out again to die?
 

fibo_trader

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I work 6 days a week most weeks, so regardless of what day my off day lands, it's my weekend.

I'm largely an introvert and since I spend my working days being around people,:):)

I like to develop myself both personally and professionally, so I do a lot of coffee drinking and thinking (& peeing) Personally I like to people watch... it helps my thought process. I know this sounds a little contradictory as I said I like to be alone. Alone in a crowd is ok... mostly

Thankfully, I love a challenge. This means that trying to understand the market is actually an exciting hobby for me as well as doubling up as potential professional prospects. I normally just read articles and seek answers here but lately I've been listening to audio books on trading/Investing.

I love learning new things in general. The list of things I have no interest in is surely much shorter than the list of things I do. Especially if it's something that makes me better.

Did you know... a breastfeeding mother's body can detect certain issues with the baby - presumably as a result of back wash back into the nipple - and it develops antibodies which then get passed to the baby through the altered breast milk.

Or... that a man's testosterone levels decline when he gets into a long term relationship, and when he had kids...
Conversely, if he becomes single again, even in later life, his levels rise again...

Do with that as you will :)

Ps: Beyond that, I like to play darts, go hunting and fishing :)

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He's back ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!


>>>>> I like to spend my down time alone. I find it very relaxing. It charges my batteries. <<<<<<<<<
Spend your downtime with me, Cherie. :)

>>>> breastfeeding, nipples, testosterone, breast milk <<<<<
you wicked, wicked boy, I'm shocked! :)

Hunting with Fibo in Alaska, Cherie?

 

fibo_trader

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today i was programming some scalping indicators i am working on ......it actually relaxes me ....sad but true .....

i actually enjoy trading and all that comes with it ......sure i go to the gym and watch a bit of brainless tv at times .....and avoid going shopping with the wife .....

but generally i’m a trader most of the time .....it’s never far away from my thoughts ....

c’mon guys ....all you serious traders reading this ....you know it’s always just 1 heartbeat away from any other things or thoughts you are having ....

you can kid yourselves and tell everyone to have a life outside of trading ....i know that’s what i tell people ......

but i’ve been doing this for so many years it’s wierd not to think about it for any length of time

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fibo_trader

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Soccer, Chess, running uphill climbing but all pale in comparison to ......................... the ultimate thrill

getting an exotic high quality mixed oil massage by a fox for 90 minutes on a real, high end massage table reserving the last 30 minutes for a full onslaught of primal Alpha Male by drawing her to the edge of the table, shunting the table to the back structural wall, then using the floor as leverage, thrusting like there is no tomorrow with occasional low frequency growls to take her to new highs she never seen before.

Then leaving the venue walking on clouds - the high usually lasts 48 hours. No drugs or alcohol required

Then lunch with her on the 3rd day as she enters my personal dating phone book. Last count = 27 in 12 countries total

Just my 2 cents which nobody else here will find interesting.
 
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Akinozragore

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I go to the sauna almost every Sunday. I like to lie on warm benches, warm all joints, sweat well. I like to jump into the cool pool after the sauna. All pains pass instantly.
My wife and I can go to relatives on the weekend. We love to arrange family outings. We take food baskets, bedspreads and get out to the park.
My friend and I go hunting every six months. It helps in stressful situations when you need to make some important decision.
I try to unload my brains on weekends, so that on weekdays I can start working with new forces. I believe that relaxation is very useful and necessary, so all weekend I do meditation.
 

Pat494

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I go to the sauna almost every Sunday. I like to lie on warm benches, warm all joints, sweat well. I like to jump into the cool pool after the sauna. All pains pass instantly.
My wife and I can go to relatives on the weekend. We love to arrange family outings. We take food baskets, bedspreads and get out to the park.
My friend and I go hunting every six months. It helps in stressful situations when you need to make some important decision.
I try to unload my brains on weekends, so that on weekdays I can start working with new forces. I believe that relaxation is very useful and necessary, so all weekend I do meditation.
All good ways to build a solid " comfort zone " imho. Each to his/her own way and ingredients though.
 
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