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Trying this out

Approaching 63, I'm becoming more conscious of the absence of friends in my life.

I've lived in England for 12 years now (Basingstoke and now Fleet), having been born and spent my life in Southern Africa (Zimbabwe, South Africa and Namibia).

I have family living in Basingstoke but it would be nice to chat to someone unrelated occasionally.

Rugby (union & sevens), cricket, motorbike racing, reading and current affairs are always good starting points for me.

Every now and then I like to do something more extreme like abseiling down the Spinnaker in Portsmouth three years ago... I still work so I'm not always online but I will reply whenever I get a chance.

Created By on 05/06/2021

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28th Oct 2021 17:56:43 (Last activity: 31st Oct 2021 12:31:32)
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Response from clivew958 Original Poster made on 30th Oct 2021 22:19:36
Hi Ursula,

Thank you, I came across your message by chance as I haven't been on this site for quite a while.

Which part of Ireland are you living in? Although I lived in Jo'burg I often visited Cape Town and have fond memories of the area. I was (and still am) a proud supporter of Province and the Stormers.

Great to hear from you, look forward to chatting more.

Response from clivew958 Original Poster made on 31st Oct 2021 12:31:32
Hi Ursula,

Sounds great! We have some customers in Ireland (the republic and north) and generally they're nice people to work with.

I was born in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia at that time), lived there for 25 years, moved to SA and lived there for 21 years, then 5 years in Namibia before moving to the UK in 2009 - as you may have gathered, I'm a bit of a restless soul...

My son (40 next year) and his partner live in Basingstoke, as do my elderly Mom and two sisters and I have a brother in Chester.

I see there is a 'one to one' chat function on this site - if you prefer, we can carry on chatting on that rather than sharing our lives with the rest of the members? 😉

Thanks, it's good to have someone to chat to,

18th Jun 2021 11:48:26 (Last activity: 3rd Jul 2021 23:07:48)
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Hi Clive , I get where your coming from I am the same having moved around a lot I haven't managed to keep too many friends and its just nice to talk to someone else now and again.
Response from clivew958 Original Poster made on 19th Jun 2021 10:22:24
Hi Kaz, it's nice to hear other people understand. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
Response from KAZ04 made on 19th Jun 2021 13:16:13 > @clivew958
hi again , I'm new here and just trying it out to as apposed to horrible dating sites .I'm only looking to chat and find some new friends not really into anything the same as what you wrote here and live the other end of the country from you but happy to chat
Response from clivew958 Original Poster made on 20th Jun 2021 10:49:11 > @KAZ04
Hi Kaz, I'm the same - definitely not looking for dating or relationships. Always happy to chat about anything in general, regardless of my interests.
Response from KAZ04 made on 24th Jun 2021 10:55:15 > @clivew958
hi clive , have you been watching the football ? some good games some not so good i dont like englands chances , how about you ?
Response from clivew958 Original Poster made on 3rd Jul 2021 19:02:45 > @KAZ04
Hi Kaz, no I'm not really a football fan 🙂 They've done well so far, how do you rate their chances against Ukraine?
Response from KAZ04 made on 3rd Jul 2021 23:07:48 > @clivew958
ha only just read this now i thought they had a good chance .....but hey ho they have won

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