Other things I do....hmm. I run, I climb, and I'm considering the merits of adding kayaking to the list. I love cooking, but never follow recipes. I like sewing and dressmaking, but this is usually the first thing that gets sacrificed to the gods of Not Enough Time.
Unless someone makes me laugh when I'm not expecting it, and then what they and everyone for a considerable radius around me notices first is that I have a really surprisingly loud laugh. Seriously, it's a proper cackle. It's quite embarrassing.
When I'm at home, I read vast numbers of books indiscriminately. I have probably read something you have. Find me a new author and I'll be delighted. Recent enthusiasms include Chesterton's essays, Raymond Chandler, Ben Aaronovitch, Rebecca Solnit and Eric Hobsbawm. This will probably have changed if you ask me again. I'm not very good at TV.
I go on long walks in the country or around London, and I delight in telling people interesting historical facts, although a combination of force and gentle persuasion from friends has stopped me doing this uninvited now. Sometimes I go to the opera. I love blues music and folk music, and whiskey (scotch not bourbon) and coffee and red wine; I also have developed a fondness for Taylor Swift. I AM NOT ASHAMED. Ahem.
What else? I like long rambling arguments and jokes of the kind usually told by ten-year-olds. I like films with monsters and/or explosions in them, preferably filmed by John Carpenter. I'm very fond of cheese.
Wikipedia. I didn't think this was so, and then found myself genuinely at a loss when they took it down for a day in protest.
Occasionally leaving London to walk long distances across hills in very sensible shoes
The usual things: family, friends, oxygen, water, food, etc
Um. More books?
I can do this as a part-time student who has Friday lectures, even though I am actually a responsible grown-up with a proper job.
Seriously, you can get a round in for a tenner. Given that historically my usual haunt has been underground cocktail bars in east London, I still get genuinely quite excited about this.