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Typical Gemini, with the concentration span of a gnat & not one for sitting still. My old Da used to say that "you're a long time dead". So my mantra is get busy living.Please join me for more at brizzymaysbooksandbruschettasite.wordpress.com
Published June 18th 2018
Try something new Have a crack at Jack Attack
Listening to some live music performed by a talented young gentleman at a local club on the weekend I was reminded of a song that was quite a big hit when I was a youngster in the early 70's: Everything Old Is New Again. Do you remember this oldie (and not necessarily a goodie)?

Dancin' at church, Long Island jazzy parties
Waiter bring us some more Baccardi
We'll order now what they ordered then
Cause everything old is new again

Lyrics of Everything Old Is New Again by Peter Allen

So I was sitting in this club with a chilled glass of wine. Oh, did I tell you it was the local bowling club?

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SammyB . Who knew bowling greens could be so attractive?


I've never been to a bowling club before, by choice. Visits were only ever because there was a birthday or anniversary celebration. Usually one of those major milestones - you know, lots and lots of candles. My father was a keen bowler. Three times a week once he retired, and although I have no doubt there were huge health and wellness benefits, as well as the positives of social interaction, my mindset had it that the game of bowls was for a certain demographic.

With a few hours spare on Sunday I found myself at the recently refurbished Cleveland Sharks Sports Club, at 164 Middle Street, Cleveland. This facility has not only undergone a paint job but a transformation as what was previously known as the Cleveland Bowls Club recently sold its operational and management rights to the Victoria Point Sharks Sporting Club. Still focussing exclusively on bowls this Club is the personification of "Everything Old Is New Again".

First of all, the game of bowls itself. So we know they relaxed the rules sometime ago and the white uniform rule was relaxed, and barefoot bowls was welcomed to create a more social feel to this team sport. Did you know there is a new, quicker bowling competition sweeping the country called Jack Attack? Although it still requires skill this format is family friendly and a great way to introduce the younger members of the tribe to bowling greens. And do you know what? Walking up and down the greens in fresh air is a pretty relaxing exercise.

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Quite a peaceful view really


This club has also modernised its dining facilities with the Crackerjack Cafe open from Wednesdays through to Sundays, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can dine outside or inside in air conditioned comfort.

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Outside dining area


To be honest I was excited by their current promotion of twelve meals for twelve dollars, with choices for all dietary requirements. More importantly, it continued the family friendly theme.

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Twelve For Twelve


The Cleveland Sharks Sports Club is a great venue to meet friends, enjoy a meal, and have a crack at Jack Attack. For information about their next Sunday with live music included go here.

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Casual Sunday's At The Club


Yes, Peter Allen was right on the ball.

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Bowls Events across the week


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Why? Good place to catch up with family or friends
Phone: 3286 4940
Where: 164 Middle Street, Cleveland
Your Comment
May I have seen some really good shows at the club. May
by May Cross (score: 3|4654) 338 days ago
Crackerjack do the best breakfasts on the bayside, The Chef is passionate about his food and it shows in the presentation.
The prices are very reasonable,staff very friendly .
The new pancake menu is amust for all Pancake lovers.
Dinner on Friday and Saturday nights will not fail to impress, only a small selection but all well cooked and presented.
Cheap eats during week nights are also great value
by chris (score: 1|10) 312 days ago
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