Blueberries, Postbox Topper and A Cardiologist

25 May

I  read a new recipe on Facebook and it sounded so good, I had to make it – Blueberry Crumble Bars. Here’s where you can find the recipe. As I often do, I made a few (healthy) changes which I can tell you about if you ask in the comments.


Another postbox topper has appeared in our street, to celebrate the upcoming Jubilee. I consider my self to be a citizen not a subject and I am not a Royalist but I do admire the skill and dedication that has gone into making this beautiful piece. The maker knows I am putting this on here today.

Today I read about Dr. Helen Taussig, the founder of the field of paediatric cardiology. She was born on May 24th 1898 and had to struggle to become a Doctor. You can read more about her here   Dr. Taussig was one of the innovative cardiologists in history and developed a medical procedure that saved the lives of tens of thousands of ‘blue’ babies. It is because of another cardiologist that we have our son who as a baby had to undergo three heart operations, at 13 days, 6 months and 18 months.  The cardiologist and the surgeon have our everlasting thanks.


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4 responses to “Blueberries, Postbox Topper and A Cardiologist

  1. nrhatch

    May 26, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Amazing postbox topper for your post. And congrats to Queen Elizabeth on her Jubilee ~ she has served a long time!

  2. fruitcrmble

    May 26, 2022 at 1:04 am

    those crumbs bars look great! I would welcome hearing your healthier modifications if you would be willing to share. Thanks

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 29, 2022 at 6:46 pm

      Here goes – I cut the sugar out completely from the blueberry mix reckoning that if they were sharp, that would be a good contrast to the sweetness of the biscuit mix. I added a whole cup of porridge oats and to be sure it wouldn’t be too dry, added a whole egg rather than just the yolk. I doubled the lemon zest in the blueberry mix as we like lemon and added vanilla to the biscuit crumb. Hope that helps. 🙂


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