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So what do us Chocoholics like to do?
January 25, 2007
8:25 pm
Eshra
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Right. Besides eating chocolate perpetually (just kidding), what are our hobbies?

I can start. It may seem unlikely, but I am really into olympic powerlifting and have been lifting weights for 3 years now. That is one of my huge passions.

I could mention that I like reading, but that is quite cliche.

I also enjoy a fine cigar every now and then.

And I am very into wine, though not to the extent that I am with chocolate.

What do you guys enjoy besides chocolate?

Sean

January 25, 2007
11:19 pm
Hans-Peter Rot
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Unlikely? Well, I enjoy weight lifting as well, but not olympic powerlifting. Just regular weight lifting at the gym. Actually, I had a great momentum going until the summer hit, at which time I was forced to cease suddenly. Ever since, it's been difficult to get a regular routine going again, but I'm trying like crazy! Working on a graduate degree kind of gets in the way.

January 25, 2007
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Martin Christy
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I like to sleep when I can, if I didn't eat too much chocolate ...

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Martin Christy Editor www.seventypercent.com
January 26, 2007
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ellie
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[:D] Whatever works to make more room for chocolate! Do exercize as well, every morning.
Apart from that most exiting for me is art - for love and for money, but art in loads, and in many forms.
Like to have friend's dog to stay over, brisk walks, going out, fast drive and cold sea swim.

January 26, 2007
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making wine!

January 26, 2007
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Eshra
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I also do some brewing, although I have never made a wine from grapes.

I have done several style of beer, mead, and hard cider.

January 26, 2007
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I'm into knitting and crocheting, coffe (just got my own roaster!), and a bit of reading and weightlifting as well, but judging by time-spent, my main hobby must be studying [;)]

January 27, 2007
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Chocolate making is a hobby for me rather than work - I don't think there is anything more relaxing than working with melted chocolate :-) Due to my sweet-tooth, I also do a lot of exercising - I really enjoy running, mountain biking and the odd bit of gym work. When I go holidaying, I also like to stay near the beach as I really enjoy snorkelling (and have had several poor attempts at underwater photography).

April 21, 2007
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hdofu
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I like radio (listening, wouldn't mind brodcasting again though;) ), Numismatism, watching films, exploring Zoology. particularly the study of foxes

April 21, 2007
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I am always researching chocolate. When I am not doing something chocolate related I am busy with my kids. I think tomorrow we will make marshmallow!! And yes, exercising!!

April 25, 2007
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ellie
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Marshmallow's topic went to recipes - got too interesting. [;)]

May 1, 2007
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patsikes
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I'm a geek. Anything computer related (except games & graphic arts) gets my attention.

After closing our chocolate business last year due to a move, I spent the time gained building a chocolate review site. At first it was just for me, then I decided to make it live. Definitely not set to compete with 70%, just a place to review anything chocolate from bars to bon bons. Some may have seen it already but it you haven't, take a look: http://www.MyChocolateJournal.com

I am also into chip carving, but chocolate has been holding too much of my time for that. :-)

Patrick Sikes
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Patrick Sikes www.MyChocolateJournal.com
May 1, 2008
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deb
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Good to see you posting again Patrick.

May 1, 2008
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Masur
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Patrick posted one year ago Deb.[;)]

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)

"Porcelana: The Holy Grail of Pure Criollos" (Maricel E. Presilla)
May 2, 2008
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deb
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oops you are right!!!.

August 4, 2008
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Sounds gloomy but investigating really old churches!

August 7, 2008
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Foodpump
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Since I'm still new to the forum.. Here goes:

Anything to do with my hands. This usually involves woodworking, and it comes in quite handy.

I've done two baker's tables and a stand for the ovens, as well as all the customer's tabletops at the shop, installed all the cabinetry at the shop as well as shelving and small stuff, made display cases for the 6-er choc. boxes for client's shops, and all of the trays for the chocolates to show off in the display cases. Now that it's slow in the summer, I'm finishing off a bed for my 15 yr old daughter--who has very specific requests and design....

August 11, 2008
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miss coco
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marcelllus, im not so much into old churches but i cant stay away from old graveyards. i just found a head stone recently that had my dads, my uncles and my grandads names on it - the spooky thing is that it was almost 200 years old! found out that they were ancestors of mine

August 12, 2008
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Miss Coco
That's quite good to be able to find legible gravestones that old. They tend to weather away very easily. Anyway, that find is just the excuse to start making a family tree! I have tried on several occasions but have never got further back than 1820s which is pretty poor going. I have a friend who has got back to 1520s!! There's another series of Who do you think you are? starting this/next? week which is always interesting.

August 13, 2008
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miss coco
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i have been fastinated with the old graveyard in my home town since i was a child. my sister had a club called the graveyard gang when we were in primary school. we used to take photos and rubbings of all the headstones but i only came across our family one this year when my dad died in june. the first surname on the headstone has a different spelling but same pronounciation as how we spell it now and all the other names (i think there are over 6 people in the one grave) use the same spelling as we do. so somewhere along the line they changed it and i would love to find out why. part of the graveyard is sheltered by the ruins of an old church so on one side the gravestones are in pretty good nick, you can read some dates from the 1700s. my 90 year old granny is still alive and she has been able to name the last four generations on her side. hopefully i will get around to doing the family tree someday soon while her knowledge is still about. do you know of any good sites for doing family trees?

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