Soccer Aid 2012

May 25, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This Sunday a charity football match organised by Robbie Williams and Jonathan Wilkes, who are both from Bath-Knight’s home town Stoke-on-Trent, will take place at Old Trafford in Manchester. But this isn’t any ordinary football match, it’s Soccer Aid 2012.

Soccer Aid – a charity football tournament created by Robbie and Jonathan- all started in 2006 when the pair realised that together, and with the help of their celebrity friends, they could help raise a lot of money by playing football.

Each year they draft in a bunch of their celebrity and footballing friends who make up two teams- England and The Rest of the World. Like any other football game Soccer Aid is incredibly competitive, so only the sportiest celebrities make the starting line-up.


This year’s England team, captained by Robbie Williams, includes the likes of John Bishop, Ben Shephard, Olly Murs, Mark Owen and members of JLS plus football ‘legends’ David Seaman and Teddy Sheringham. They will be managed by Sam Allardyce.

2012’s Rest of the World Team includes movie stars Michael Sheen (captain), Mike Myers, James McAvoy and Gerard Butler plus TV chef Gordon Ramsay. They will be joined by footballers Roy Keane and Freddie Ljunberg plus more international players who make up the 11 sided team – click here for full line up of both teams.

Proceeds from Soccer Aid go towards UNICEF who works with children across the world. The leading children’s charity has received a staggering £7.5 million since the event began and I’m sure that figure will rise after this weekend’s match.

Although I wouldn’t usually watch football I think that this charity match is a great opportunity to enjoy the game and see how well our favourite celebrities play.  Watch Soccer Aid 2012 on ITV Sunday 27th May from 6pm.

Oatcake Day- 8th August 2011

August 8, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Today Bath-Knight’s home town Stoke-on-Trent celebrates Oatcake Day, which is much like Pancake Day, however, noting the delights of the regions delicacy Staffordshire Oatcakes.

Staffordshire Oatcakes are relatively unknown outside of North Staffordshire. However here in the Potteries oatcakes are a real treat which everyone enjoys including celebrities from the area such as Robbie Williams, Jonathan Wilkes, Slash and darts champion Phil Taylor.

The recipe for the perfect Staffordshire Oatcake is a closely guarded secret amongst oatcake bakers, which is why purchasing the delicacy from an oatcake shop and later filling with savoury or sweet ingredients is generally how people of Stoke-on-Trent enjoy the delicacy.

Oatcakes are extremely versatile but generally the base for a savoury oatcake filling is cheese, which melts once grilled. Cheese oatcakes are accompanied by additional ingredients such as mushrooms, beans, bacon, sausage and tomato, which would generally be found in a traditional English breakfast.

For those unfamiliar with oatcakes savoury fillings might seem a little bizarre however, for many fans (including myself) there is nothing more delicious than a traditional bacon and cheese oatcake.

To celebrate Oatcake Day I’m sharing my favourite Staffordshire Oatcakes filling. Enjoy!

For more information on Staffordshire Oatcakes click here.

oatcake day recipe

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