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The XYY Man
On 11/01/2021 at 00:43, lid said:

My dad's retired, bit of a drinker, enjoys a whisky, watches same old shite on telly..

spends his life on the couch. I wanna get him into something, and to be honest I'd have a go myself. That archaeology looks ok. Dad and lad time.

what say ye

 

DOSBODS.

He'll be up out of his chair and running around Tesco without a mask in no time at all...!

Buying coffee machines, eighteen-blade razors, and Fray Bentos pies like there was no fucking tomorrow...

 

XYY

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MrLibertyRedux
11 hours ago, The XYY Man said:

 

DOSBODS.

He'll be up out of his chair and running around Tesco without a mask in no time at all...!

Buying coffee machines, eighteen-blade razors, and Fray Bentos pies like there was no fucking tomorrow...

 

XYY

Either that or he will throw the telly out and sit alone in the near darkness of a Toc H lamp.

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Fully Detached

Thirded on the metal detecting / archaeology suggestions, largely because there's so much diverse activity on the peripherals that could keep him occupied when he isn't actually detecting / digging. I am also a great lover of all things gun related but it's not for everyone.

So I will make a somewhat embarrassing suggestion of Geocaching, on the basis that it's completely free to have a go and requires nothing more than a smart phone and a willingness to get off your arse. For a few quid you can get a premium membership which opens up a load more. It's been an almighty saviour for us during lockdown - my wife loves puzzles and I love walking and a bit of geekery. So she spends all of her time on furlough solving puzzle caches, then we go off at weekends to find them - I get the walks and the fun of dicking about with the GPS side of things.

In the last few months we've found the most beautiful walks within 5 miles from home that we would never have found without a geochache to go looking for. The caches themselves are largely shit, but the physical and mental exercise are brilliant.

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Wight Flight

Have you considered golf?

Really good for older blokes. Lots of camaraderie.

Failing that, bowls.

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Long time lurking
On 16/01/2021 at 23:48, The XYY Man said:

 

DOSBODS.

He'll be up out of his chair and running around Tesco without a mask in no time at all...!

Buying coffee machines, eighteen-blade razors, and Fray Bentos pies like there was no fucking tomorrow...

 

XYY

Posh cunt

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nirvana

buy an older bike and convert it to an ebike with him.....in fact do a few then you can go out riding with him

Good time of the year for it too

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nirvana
On 24/01/2021 at 22:00, Fully Detached said:

So I will make a somewhat embarrassing suggestion of Geocaching

We tried that many years ago with the offspring when they were little, it was bloody ace!

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Fully Detached
1 hour ago, nirvana said:

We tried that many years ago with the offspring when they were little, it was bloody ace!

Now we're 6 month veterans of it I can confirm it is still providing lots of entertainment. Some of the geocaches are old and badly maintained, others are just shit, but there are some that are absolutely brilliant in their complexity, location etc.

Some of the people involved are bloody weird. I can imagine it suiting a lot of DOSBODSERS :P

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