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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

That's a bingo!



Last Friday I went to Bongo's Bingo - one of my favourite nights out. There's a bit of singing, a lot of dancing and some bingo in between.




A friend who hadn't been before said midway through the night 'This is just what I needed! It's the best stress relief!'. I couldn't have put it better myself!

Our crew was spread out across the table and when we noticed a group of young 20-something men were standing, we offered to squash up so they had somewhere to sit. We moved to the end of the table so they could sit next to the group of young 20 something women because as my friend said "They'd rather sit with them than next to us" (Us being old married ladies...but old dancing-mad women intent on having fun).
As the night progressed, however, they joined our group, dancing with us and classily playing beer can jenga, even though we were literally old enough to be their mothers. I thought back to when I was their age, I would have made snide judgements about a 30 year old in a nightclub, let alone someone over 50.

Yet again, these Millennials seem so much better to me than our generation. They are judged so harshly in the media and yet I continually see them outshine us and our small minded attitudes time and again. They appear to be naturally inclusive of others, no matter what the difference.

Perhaps, as we live in a country that wants to legalise discrimination and exclusion, we need to listen more to the youth of this nation, before we completely destroy it for them.

 I am loving the high that I woke with the morning after the Bingo, that carried me through much of the week. I am loving the hope that the youth of this country gives me, that they will make it a much better place to live than we have, for everyone. Now we just have to wait for the next time the Bongo's Bingo hits Sydney....

What are you loving this week?
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23 comments:

  1. Nice photo of the Ferris wheel. With a name like Bongo's Bingo, it must be fun.

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  2. Now, that's absolutely something worth loving this week - that high you get from dancing & a great night out and a hope for the future when the shock jocks are trying so hard to convince us that there is none.

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  3. A bit of singing and dancing is something that I need. It's been a long, long time since I've gone out, let my hair down, and had some fun! #TeamLovinLife

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  4. Sounds like a fun night out that gave you a hopeful outlook. Good choice! #lovin'lifelinky

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  5. You nail the Sydney scene! When you finally get to a FireliteDJ gig you need to introduce yourself to my grandson!!

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    1. Yeah, because old ladies add so much cred...hehehe

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  6. Oh my god, that sounds like such fun. And it's so nice to meet peeps from the younger generation who are a credit to those who've raised them. It does give us hope for the future.

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  7. It's such a shame that the badly-behaved get so much publicity, so thanks for sharing your experience of kids that were raised right! It sounds like such a great time for you old ladies!!



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  8. I've heard of Bongo's Bingo before but never been. However, after reading this I think it's something I should definitely try! How lovely that it's something that all (adult!) age-groups can enjoy together.Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time!

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  9. I was exactly the same, I'd have judged an older person in a nightclub, and now I am that older person and will occasionally go on a special girls night. Trouble is I don't feel the 50 years I am! Great to feel the age gap melt away on a night out. #Globalblogging

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  10. Oh, that looks like so much fun! Wish I could have joined in.

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  11. The name says it all. Bongo's Bingo just sounds like fun,fun fun. As you've discovered there's no age limit on fun.

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  12. Beer Jenga, lol! I was just wondering if I'd ever make it through a concert these days, my gut tells me, "no." Good for you, maybe I'll be in better shape for an upcoming Cher concert this spring. If there ever is a spring

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  13. What a fun night! Glad you felt included in the nightclub. Cheers to more such funfilled times.

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  14. I have never heard of it but it looks like tremendous fun. Great to see that you had such a good evening! #KCACOLS

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  15. I love the first pic of the ferris wheel! I wish we had something like this near us! Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

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  16. Again it looks like fantastic fun - what I would give for a good night out!! Thanks for linking up to #globalblogging

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  17. How often does this run? Do they make changes each time? I love that your preconceptions about the millenials were proved wrong: I think people are more accepting now than they were when I last went clubbing! Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

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  18. It’s nice to have hope! Our millennial grandchildren are great people ... they give me hope! (Our children are the baby boomers ... we are too old).

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  19. Looks like a great night out! Thanks for linking up #twinklytuesday

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