Besides gaming, my other hobby is walking more days marches. Distances vary from 20 to 50 km a day.
In 1995 I visited 'Het spellenspektakel', a Dutch convention about games. I discovered there where other games than Monopoly and Pachisi. I started playing The Settlers of Catan. A year later I learned Magic the Gathering.
Slowly I collected the complete Catan serie and other games.
When I met my girlfriend she didn't know much about gaming. Now she is aquainted with most of my games and she likes it too.