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This Saturday sees the return of a fantastic annual event – ‘Olney 7s’  – at our beloved Olney RFC.  With loads of teams entered and a big turnout expected (especially if the weather stays this good) the Ladies team are planning to quench thirsts, fill appetites and send the crowd wild with our ‘Tea Room’ style baked goods.  Just in case the weather turns nasty we’ll be running round under umbrellas with flasks of hot tea and coffee!

My contribution is going to be two treats which I baked and took into work a few weeks ago for my birthday.  First up in the oven will be ‘Carrott Cake’ (a la Delia Smith) which initially looked a disaster (left out Bicarbonate of soda – oops!) but eventually after a bit longer cooking it did rise up and tasted fantastic.

And followed by Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies which are a little bit of chocolate heaven, rich, dense and all gooey!

As well as all the tasty cakes and treats on offer we’re also going to be selling strawberries and cream to compliment our ‘Team Room’ style stall, fingers crossed that the weather holds out and we have a great sunny day!

I’ll remember to post up pictures of my tasty delights!

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Mud glorious mud!

Yesterday’s game at Shelford was one of the muddiest games I’ve played in a long time. With ice-y slush from the snow overnight still covering the shady areas of the pitch and a cold wind blowing right across, I was pleased to have my trusty thermal on. Although, running out for the start, the sudden and freezing rain really added to the atmosphere and from the off the sense of impending and inevitable mud covering was soon satisfied! There was a lot of sliding and slipping about and the uneven pitch didn’t help – running up hill through wet mud is a skill I’m yet to master (maybe I could learn something from cross-country skiing?)

However, the choice to go up the hill in the first was genius as we rumbled on down the hill in the second, scoring 2 tries and the Olney forwards giving a masterclass in scrummaging. I particularly enjoyed the ref trying to tell our props to ease off the pressure and stop pushing! Brilliant!

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