Fantastic weekend here loaded with sport for us to enjoy! On Friday the kids finished school early as the Olympic Torch was visiting Brentwood here in Essex. It stopped off in the smallest village on its entire UK tour, Herongate, which is just behind the farm we live on. So onto the bikes we hopped, and off to Herongate we went. Once we got there, the village cricket green was loaded with all kinds of local community marquees with all kinds of things going on.
Sunday was a hard choice between tennis, formula 1, cricket...so much going on this weekend! We opted for the tennis, what a great match between Federer and Murray. The crowd there was amazing, and we enjoyed every minute watching on the TV. Federer seemed out of sorts the first half, and Andy was super, but after the rain break the tables turned, and Federer's genius shone through. A well deserved win, Andy seemed to flag a little, or lose his mental emotional battle...i think he still has some fine tuning to do before he can win a Wimbledon final, but he's got some years ahead of him to keep trying! I'm sure he will win it one day!
I managed to fit in some baking on Sunday. And thought I'd share the recipe with you, as you don't see these biscuits over here in the UK often. In NZ we call them peanut brownies. They are a basic biscuit batter with sme cocoa and peanuts. Easy, tasty, and kids love them in the lunchbox!
you need( for a big batch)
I find the raw peanuts hard to find here in the UK, they are generally only seen as bird food!! But in health food shops they are usually available, they have the shells on more often, but of you can get them shell off it's faster. Top remove the shells, roast the nuts lightly, when cool, roll between your hands, and the shells will fall off - or do this outside and you can blow the shells off! - great job for the kids!
Hope you enjoy these as much as we do here!
have a great week!