Monday, 28 February 2011

Scones and Rugby

First of all my apologies for not posting my usual Friday photo, our Internet was down on Friday and then I didn't get a chance at the weekend to catch up.

This weekend was spent watching rugby. Coming from a town and family which is rugby mad, I've been brought up watching rugby. Here in Italy where rugby is not so popular it's difficult for me to watch games on TV. We don't have Sky TV at home and there are not many bars in Perugia who show rugby. However, at the weekend we managed to find one bar who was willing to show the 6 Nations Tournament for us. Unfortunately Scotland lost their game against Ireland and Italy lost their game against Wales. However, at least I was able to watch the games and spend a couple of sociable afternoons in a bar.

Watching the rugby at the weekend made me think back to watching games when I was a child. We'd pull the sofa closer to the TV and the whole family would gather round to watch Scotland play. At half time my mum would make up a batch of scones and a pot of tea. It always amazes me how my mum is able to make something so delicious in such a short space of time. Watching rugby in a bar in Perugia where we are the only customers is not quite the same and I definitely miss my half time scones!




11 comments:

Wendy said...

Are those scones or pancakes? My Mom makes scones but hers are smaller and thicker (more like biscuits, as in american biscuits, not British biscuits). You are probably confused now...sorry! =)

Loree said...

I am not much of a rugby fan - make that I have no clue how rugby is played but I can understand your nostalgia your family and for delicious scones.

Sarah B said...

I've never seen scones like that. Isn't it funny the different names we give things around the world? Here we call them pikelets :)
I can't say I follow rugby but I know what it's like having to convince a pub to turn on a sport to watch that they have no interest in :)

Sara Louise said...

The Scotland/ Ireland match was a nail biter wasn't it?! Watching sporting events always makes me think of Texas so I made nachos for the match.
And I like that teapot in the background x

LindyLouMac said...

We are also a ruby household rather than a football one! My father in law and my husband both tell me that Italy have improved tremendously and are doing very well, not that I would know :)

LindyLouMac said...

Rugby not ruby!!!!

Martina said...

Hello! Found your blog through my blog...how did that happen?? Am so happy to have made the discovery! Sorry we beat you guys on Sunday! I have read your wedding posts and it just looks amazing...so, so beautiful! I am not sure when it took place but many congrats and bizillions of happy moments together to you both...I'm off now to read more of your lovely blog :)

CCH said...

your lbog is seriously so cute! love it!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

In Scotland we call these 'dropped' scones, I suppose because they are dropped onto the girdle. The mixture I think is the same as pancake mixture but with a bit more flour. We also have oven scones which is I think what Wendy described above, they are made with flour, milk and butter and are baked in the oven. Hope this cleared up any confusion!

Jill said...

I remember you teaching me about rugby and then taking me to a match in Edinburgh...instilled a love of the sport in me, but I can't seem to get 6 Nations in the States anywhere. Been following a bit on internet. I still love my American football with all my heart, but I'm still glad you taught me this sport too. Go Scotland!

Savannah Adams said...

Oh Sarah, this brings me back to my childhood. Watching rugby games in the US has become one of the fun activities that my husband and kids learned to do. Cheese scones and buttermilk scones are their favorite. Having some of those delicious bread pieces in a weekend afternoon is perfect, too.