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Hobnobbing!- to socialize, mix and mingle

I have started this site because as a newbie to the Isle of Wight, I've found it difficult to get to meet new people and make friends. I've searched unsuccessfully for a social group on the island so I'm taking the plunge myself in the hope of bringing together a friendly, diverse, informal collection of people who are also looking to revamp their social life.

I've listed lots of activities that we could be about, at this point in time it's just about seeing who is interested and what you would like to do, so any suggestions for other events and interests are happily received.

Everyone is welcome, no matter if you are new to the island or are already established here. I would like the group to focus on friendships rather than dating, so couples and friends are equally invited.

The age range I will only restrict to ' young at heart' so interpret that as you will

I look forward to hearing from future hobnobbers and exploring this lovely island in good company!

Upcoming events (5+)

See 'La Boheme' at Cineworld Newport!

Needs a location

This is not a hosted event. I suggest that you might like to liaise with your fellow Hobnobbers to book seats, or just turn up on the night to enjoy this beautiful opera. Enjoy the performance!

Quiz @ Newclose

Isle of Wight County Cricket Ground

Come and join regular hobnobbers at this general knowledge quiz run by Pete and Tracy. Costs £1.50 per person to enter! There is plenty of parking, a licenced bar and a chance to enter in a raffle. If more than 6 people are interested then I will open up the numbers for another team!


The Hideaway

The Hideaway, Shanklin – Tasty Two-Course Winter Warmer Lunch or Evening Dinner – deal price £8.95 The Hideway, Shanklin Tasty eating at The Hideaway Two-Course Lunch Delicious dishes including IW ingredients All homemade & freshly cooked to order Beautiful views Dog friendly – great spot to stop off after a walk Relaxed & informal Nautical themed About this deal Nothing tastes better than great freshly-made fayre with a view, whatever the time of year… Today’s deal is a Tasty Two-Course Winter Warmer Lunch for £8.95 PP Perched on the cliff path between Shanklin and Sandown, The Hideaway enjoys stunning views over Sandown Bay below. Being dog friendly it is the perfect spot to stop during a stroll with family or while out walking your pet pooch. This nautical themed cafe/restaurant is under new management and continues to serve up delicious brunch, lunch, cream teas and evening dinner. Everything is cooked fresh on the premises from locally-sourced ingredients where possible. * Two-Course Winter Warmer Lunch or Dinner for One – deal price £8.95 You will tuck into a Starter & Main or Main & Dessert Choose from: Starters – Soup of the Day served with Bread & Butter | Garlic Mushrooms served with Bread & Butter | Deep Fried Brie Mains – Aubergine Bake | Chicken, Leek & Potato Bake | Beef & Dumplings | Lamb Hotpot | Spanish Chicken | Mac Cheese | Five Bean Chilli – all served with Bread & Butter. Desserts – Crumble of the Week (check Specials Board for details) | Sticky Toffee Pudding served with Cream, Ice Cream or Custard | Selection of Ice Creams Forget pretentious portions and menus you can’t understand. Discover The Hideaway and tuck in now. BUY VOUCHERS FROM THE PRICE IS WIGHT THIS IS RESTRICTED TO 10 PEOPLE SO IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND PLEASE TAKE YOUR NAME OFF THE LIST, THANK YOU

Charity Music Quiz

Isle of Wight County Cricket Ground

Please come and support the first Music Quiz of the year in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust.Teams of up to 6 people @ £2 per head.Join team on the night. Bar, raffle and free parking.Please bring a raffle prize if you have one. I am running this quiz so please don't include me in team numbers. 7.30pm prompt start.

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