A WOMAN has admitted her lifelong passion is buying all the expensive items required to take up a new hobby and then not doing it.
Emma Bradford, aged 32, loves nothing more than hunting down sets of sauteeing pans, beading materials, bookbinding leather or mirror resilvering paints before storing them in the spare room, garage or loft.
She said: “There’s nothing better than that tingle of anticipation as you stumble on a new hobby, knowing how much fun you’ll have getting all the kit.
“After that well, though my mind was dancing with visions of home-made seaglass jewellery or going kayaking at the time, I tend to try it once, realise it’s something I’ll have to do for ages to get good at, and move on.
“I’ve already got a hobby I’m great at anyway. I eBay snipe at the very last second, picking up full sets of paints, barely-used rollerblades and vintage beehives for almost nothing.
“Though, having just discovered felt-making, I reckon that could tempt me away. I’m fizzing with ideas about the handbags I could create, and there’s a full set 40 miles away on Gumtree. I think this could be it.”
Later in the week, Bradford will say: “Actually, I am shit at this. I must be more of a crochet person.”