Contrary to popular belief – that belief being in my own head – I do not spend all of my free time writing. Instead, I spend most of my time writing. When I’m not writing, I’m reading. When I’m not reading I’m either speaking to my girlfriend and spending time with my family. When I’m not doing any of those things I indulge in many other things – which will all be detailed below… patience!
I think it is a good thing to often take breaks from words and partake in something that doesn’t require too much thinking. Something that you can just do for twenty minutes, an hour, two hours – any length of time you want to spend doing it.
And so, in my spare time, here’s what I do: sudoku. I’m a big sudoku fiend and love them. I like to think I’m pretty good at them too. I once bought four puzzle books of them for a long train journey and used them all within about two months (bearing in mind there were roughly 300 puzzles per book). I’ve always enjoyed numbers as well as words, because I studied both maths and english at A level which, I’m told, is pretty uncommon.
Aside from this, I like to do dot-to-dot (still number related, I know). Here are a few examples of some I’ve done:
For Christmas 2017 I was given a Star Wars dot-to-dot and here is an example of one of the drawings. The mighty AT-AT being brought down by the Snowspeeder.
These came in a newspaper. As you can see there are colours, which make the process even more enjoyable!
But, the best thing I like to do, is Lego. I mean, who doesn’t love Lego? Ever since I was a child I used to play with it. For years I hadn’t built one, until Christmas 2016 when I received this little one. Look how awesome it is!
So there you have it, the things I like to get up to!
What do you like to do when you’re not lost in the worlds words ave created for you?