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Christmas Turkey Bingo

We’d been wondering what to do about a turkey. There are only going to be 3 of us on Christmas day, being Neil and his sister and me.  So we didn’t want a really big turkey or we’d be eating it all week long.  The free range Bronze turkeys from a nearby farm were over £50 and much too big for us, and I was coming to the conclusion that I would have to go to Tesco and buy a frozen one.

Then we heard about Turkey Bingo.  It’s a Christmas tradition around here that happens every year.  The villagers from Bishopswood and Buckland St Mary get together for Turkey Bingo, and that was last night.

You play 10 games and a bonus game.  For each game the person to get the first full line wins a bottle of wine, and then the person to get full house wins a fresh turkey each time.  We weren’t doing very well, needing at least 3 numbers each time by the time someone had called full house. 

Then came the bonus game.  In this game the person with the first full line won a bottle of sherry and £3.00.  The person with the first 2 full lines won a bottle of whiskey and £5.00. And the person getting full house won a turkey and £10.00.  And what did Neil do?  He only went and won the turkey and £10.00!  We could hardly believe our eyes.  Neil has never played bingo before in his life and didn’t really think it would be his thing.  But he got the best prize of the evening.  So here he is back home showing his winning ticket, the £10.00 and the turkey.

Neil with his turkey prize

And what is more this turkey is exactly the right size for us, not too big and not too small, just right for 3 people for a couple of days. Talk about beginner’s luck.

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