Dan Farrow > Hobbyist

Hobbyist.

I tend to keep myself busy outside of my core interests, and below you'll find some of the other things that interest me.

Gaming

I grew up playing some old school games on both PC and the old Commodore 64, from Emlyn Hughes Soccer, Spy vs. Spy and Prince of Persia.

Graphics are still breathtaking.

My first console was the Nintendo (NES) - I played a lot of Trogg - and went through owning an original PlayStation, PS2, Xbox 360, PS3 and now the PS4.

Final Fantasy X, Mass Effect, the Batman: Arkham series and The Last of Us.

I'm also a huge fan of putting people in the PSVR and watching them scream as a shark attacks their diving cage, or fly like an eagle across Rome.

Nottingham Forest

I'm a season card holder at Nottingham Forest, because I just love being disappointed in life . Since moving to Nottingham in circa 2007, I have adopted the city as my home, and have since embraced Forest.

During a sponsored rough sleeping night at the City Ground, I was lucky enough to snap this 3am picture.

Tattoos

Just after my 18th birthday I got my first tattoo - a timeless tribal piece which has totally not gone out of fashion. I got the outline, but never filled it in; this allowed for an inverted style tattoo, which eventually grew. In late 2018 I had the tattoo refreshed.

My full sleeve was designed and completed just before my wedding in March 2018 - it's the four horsemen, partly inspired from the Bible, partly from a Metallica song of the same name and partly from one of my favourite books, Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman.

For all my tattoos I now visit one artist, Kev Richardson, based in Nottingham.

Weight Training

Since about 2013, I've been weight training up to 5 days a week. By no stretch do I consider myself a gym fanatic, however I do enjoy going to be able to switch off from the working day and begin the wind down of the evening.

My personal best for deadlift is 180kg, and for bench press is just over 100kg.

Batman

My first memory which has instilled a love for Batman in me is getting up on Saturday mornings and parking myself in front of Channel 4, waiting for one of the the best animated series of all time, Batman: The Animated Series, to come on.

I absolutely love the film Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, much to the dismay and disbelief of most people I talk to. This fight scene alone is something else.