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Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Time for tea (and a slice of cake)

Today the studio assistants helped me to empty the cupboards in the studio. You would not believe the stuff I'd accumulated over the years, much of it I don't use any more – suppliers' catalogues for instance, I now look at what's available online.

The blue wheeliebin is already full to the brim, so we've made a big pile of stuff to go in the bin once it's emptied tomorrow morning. All my inks and printing bits and pieces now have a home inside cupboards rather than on surfaces. There's still a bit of tidying still to do, but already my studio feels twice as spacious, a good days work!


The ginger one has done quite a lot of dusting,
so deserves a nap . . .


And his tabby sister is taking a break
to wash her whiskers . . .


I need a cup of tea and . . . I know!
A slice of that lovely cake I baked last night.


Just the ticket – delicious!


The recipe is from Jacqui's blog, so if you'd like to make her Lemon Yogurt Cake pop over to Henrietta - life in the dome where you can also meet her gorgeous chooks.

11 comments:

  1. I have the cuppa in my hand-I'll just pop over for a slice of that delicious cake-looks gorgeous

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  2. Lemon yoghurt cake is our favourite too. It often gets requested for the village Cake Club - brilliant institution!
    Poor assistants - you work them SO hard!

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  3. That cake looks wonderful Celia - thanks for the link. Is it fairly easy?

    I adored those printed cushions. I would be overjoyed to be able to print using a linocut. Do let's meet for a swap!

    Emma
    x

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  4. mmm that cake looks lovely! glad the cats helped you tidy.
    Love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  5. Bless them - they work so hard! Gorgeous pics.

    Your cake looks delicious - I'm over to Jacqui's blog right now!

    Jeanne x

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  6. You're welcome Threadspider :-)

    Hi Veg Heaven - Lemon Yogurt Cake is new to me, but it will be on my list of favourite bakes now.

    Hi Silverpebble - very very easy cake to make - give it a go. Looking forward to the skill swap :-)

    Hi Lyn - It tastes lovely too. The studio assistants love cupboards.

    Hi Jeanne - have fun over at Life in the Dome.


    Celia
    x

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  7. What a very pretty cat! It is good to de clutter every now and then isn't it? Good chi as they say. I like the new look also.

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  8. I love the look of the cake! I don't know how the assistants manage to keep up the relentless snoozing pace.

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  9. The cake is just desserts for all your hard work. x

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  10. Ah you made it!! Excellent :) I tried my friend's again the other day and it was a bit more moist but as she is still withholding the recipe I don't know why...

    Her daughter said she knew what was in it and thrust a piece of paper into my hand where she'd drawn a cup of yogurt, three eggs and a lemon...so I know I'm close!

    Must be feeling good to have all that space cleaned out Celia. Good to see the studio assistants at work!

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  11. Doesn't it feel wonderful to clear out old stuff that is no longer serving us? I too just did this! So lovely to have that energy cleared out.

    And what a yummy treat as a reward for all the hard work!

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