What do these four things have in common? Well, the glorious pint of mixed fruit cider started off the Music Bingo evening at the local pub.
The bingo card is an example of what I have to tick off to win either two lines or a full house. The £5 note was mine after I was part of a five way share of the full house prize. You can work out how much the full house was, I’m too tired to work it out for you.
And lastly, a water bottle was one of the novelty prizes for two lines. So I didn’t do too badly. The evening got off to a comical start over the issue of the mystical powers of the “Winners Table”. The table was occupied by non players of the bingo game, and everyone had their eyes fixated on the table, waiting for the occupants to go.
In the end, they did, and there then followed a mad scramble between ten people to sit round this table. It must have worked, because all the players won something. Ah, the powers of the “Winners Table”!
Take one excellent host, stir in a mixture of tunes, together with a bubbling atmosphere and cook on a low heat for 20 minutes. Then bring to the boil, and voila, Music Bingo starts. The recipe is brilliant, the ingredients are excellent, and the outcome is one of flavoursome enjoyment and wonderful communal singing.
The only thing that was getting everyone down and tired was the stifling heat and humidity. It was absolutely uncomfortable in the pub, and even leaving the pub to get some air brought little relief. The windows are wide open, fan on full blast, but in truth, it’s still no less sultry than earlier.
Marvellous night, and after the trials and tribulations of the recent few weeks, it felt good to be back and amongst friends, revelling in the evening. It is the best show in the local area, bar none.
Allen Brooks xx