I’ve come over all nostalgic, after looking at some old family photographs of my family at the seaside. We loved to go on the fair rides, eat candy floss, spending our pocket-money in the arcades when it inevitably rained. We played pushing the two penny pieces, pleading with the precarious piles to cascade down the slots to our awaiting hands. I remember everything about those arcades, even the smell of those coins. There was always a large huddle of people playing Bingo, with a Bingo caller shouting legs eleven, and the players wolf whistling in response.
I was curious to see if on-line bingo would be anything like this quintessentially English pastime, so visited the Cheekybingo site, the list of money prizes that had been won, was so different to the families who played to win raffle tickets, in hope that by the end of the holiday they would have enough tokens to get a set of saucepans, or as I remember once marvelling at, a Game Boy that my younger brother lusted after.
Here is the kind of bingo that I crave for now though. Thrift Store Bingo, as devised by the fabulous Thrifty Living blog that I follow. She explains and illustrates it beautifully on her site, but basically you have a list of the weird and wonderful things that you find whilst you are thrifting such as a Meg Ryan VHS tape, scary ass doll and token Pyrex…it wouldn’t be thrifting without Pyrex would it?
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