Looking Forward To The Black Pudding

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Since the world has seemingly been in lockdown, it has set me thinking, as it probably has everyone else. This must be the nearest thing to being in prison but without the guards etc!

Week 2

Into our second week here and already I’m getting agitated. I know how fortunate I am, things could be a million times worse, but it is still getting to me. I’m sure I’m not alone in these feelings, am I? The feelings of which I’m not even sure of, in fact, I don’t know which day it is anymore. Come to think of it, I don’t even know what month we’re in without looking at the calendar. So, trying to gee myself up, I’ve started thinking of things I want and can do when this is all over.

Moody Me

Black pudding came to mind. Having a selfish, moody me moment, I began thinking of things that would help get rid of this pang of negativity I was having. I love me some black pudding and can eat it raw or cooked. It’s not something I could eat every day, but as a treat, oh boy, it always hits the spot. I know it’s available now, but at the moment it’s not top of my priority list, although it is something to look forward to. Already I’m starting to feel better.

I Miss The Pub

Do you know what else I’m looking forward to? Going to the pub and sitting, chatting and having a laugh with the folks that frequent the place. The beer isn’t important although it will be to the landlord who must be having such a difficult time of it together with millions of others throughout the world at the moment. Living in a small village, the pub is the heart of the community, friendships are made, jokes are shared and of course, there’s gossip.

Open Mics

Open mics too, I miss them so much. It’s such a supportive thing and it doesn’t really matter if you can sing or not or if your instrument is out of tune. It’s the taking part and joining in with like-minded people. Happy days to look forward to again. In the meantime, I keep thinking of the black pudding, the delights of those rings sliced and cooking away in the frying pan. Mmmmmmmmmm, you can almost smell it.

Be Safe

It’s always the simple things in life that bring us the most joy. Sunshine on a Spring day, a Sunday morning lie-in or the smell of fresh black pudding cooking away. I hope you are all coping during this unprecedented time that we are going through. Be safe, stay well and treat yourself to some black pudding.
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69 Comments
  • SueW
    April 3, 2020

    As the son of a butcher my late husband was practically weaned on black pudding! I was never too keen. Right now though I would love a full English with a portion of black pudding on the side.
    Chin up, Trev, stay safe and well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trev
      April 3, 2020

      It seems black pudding is a little like Marmite in the sense that you either love it or not. I must admit, Iโ€™m yearning for a full English. Thank you, Sue, stay safe.๐Ÿ˜Š

  • angloswiss
    April 3, 2020

    We were never a black pudding family. Mum said they eat it up North, and naturally being a cockney, Up North was the nearest to being abroad for her. I never knew it, but I believe the nearest thing we have to it in Switzerland is so-called “blood sausage” (Blutwurst) which we cook and I quite like, although only available in the Winter months.
    Otherwise bear up, although being the only person in the family that is still somewhat mobile, despite my MS, I still visit the store during the week. Our Kanton in Switzerland (Solothurn) in on the lower scale for infections and the store is limited to people entering. There are no queues to enter, and I usually manage quite well getting in and out and there is plenty on offer. Since becoming a golden oldie, it seems life is full of week-ends. I am wondering how the Easter holiday shopping will be, hopefully no stress. Keep well, enjoy your black pudding

    • Trev
      April 3, 2020

      Thank you, Pat. I think blood sausage is very similar. Weโ€™ve been fortunate here with shopping as itโ€™s a small community and we can order supplies through the local group who will deliver too, so it has made life a little easier. At the moment, we seem to be in one of the low count for the virus in the country. Stay safe, Pat and thank you for your comment. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Hi my dear friend have a lovely day and stay blessed
    see ya soon ๐Ÿ™‹

  • jenanita01
    April 3, 2020

    When we are released from this house arrest, I’m going to the sea. The need to see and smell it is really getting to me, and just looking at pictures is not doing it for me!

    • Trev
      April 3, 2020

      You keep that vision in the front of your mind. Letโ€™s hope it happens sooner rather than later. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Tish Farrell
    April 3, 2020

    We are lucky in our respective lockdown locations, Trev BUT even so… It’s not a little worrying how easily we were put under virtual house arrest. Am thinking that some people are also going to find getting unlocked quite a challenge too. Meanwhile, no harm in dreaming of black pudding and a trip to the pub.

    • Trev
      April 3, 2020

      I think the fear factor had a big part to play in how easy the lockdown came into being. Yes, I agree, there will be people who find adjustment back to normality difficult. Letโ€™s hope it doesnโ€™t go on too long. Thank you, Tish ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • librepaley
      April 3, 2020

      Aha, luckily, being in Lancashire, I have secret contacts in Bury, on the black-pudding market.

      • Trev
        April 3, 2020

        Haha, I shall be on the hunt when all this virus worry is over.

  • Invisibly Me
    April 3, 2020

    Can’t say I’m a black pudding fan but are you able to get any delivered, Trev? I’m hoping that’s not something people are stockpiling but considering I’ve seen a lack of cat litter, ridiculous increases on a ยฃ3 lightbulb to ยฃ80 on Amazon, and a lack of Birds Eye petite pois (I love these things too but surely one person/family can only eat so much) then nothing would surprise me. Hang in there, Trev. Let the dreams of pub life and black pudding keep you floating through.
    Caz xx

    • Trev
      April 3, 2020

      Thank you, Caz. We seem to be ok around here for deliveries through help in the community. Itโ€™s scandalous how some prices are being increased. I hope those responsible are made to pay when this is all over. All will be well and the sooner we get through this, the better. Be safe, Caz and take care.

  • jimflanigan
    April 3, 2020

    I did not know what black pudding is, so I clicked the link you provided. I regret my decision to click. But Iโ€™m glad you enjoy it and weโ€™ll get through this somehow.

    • Trev
      April 3, 2020

      Itโ€™s not as bad as it sounds, Jim. You should try some. Stay safe and letโ€™s get through this ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Peter's pondering
    April 3, 2020

    You’ll be hankering after tripe and onions next!

    • Trev
      April 3, 2020

      Haha, Peter, no, I shall give that a miss, thank you.

  • Yetismith
    April 3, 2020

    In boarding school we were fed the equivalent of black pudding only without any of the goodness you probably enjoy. It makes my toes curl to think of it. Once, we were fed brains disguised in batter. OOh what a nasty shock that was. I didn’t actually turn vegetarian till many years later, after seeing “The Silence of the Lambs” , but as I’ve got older I find it more and more disturbing to see meat in a supermarket. I call it the dead animal section (don’t have to worry about that now!) and the smell of meat cooking really bothers me. I’m not sure if other vegetarians experience this or if it’s just one more strange quirk I’ve developed! I am fine with other people eating whatever they like. Probably just as well we aren’t all “veg”. I just hope this current situation doesn’t end up forcing me to eat animals . I know plants die for me too and if I could think of another way to stay alive, I probably would! Hope you manage to find some BP for yourself!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trev
      April 3, 2020

      Oh my, Yeti, that sounds dreadful. I hope we move on from this situation soon and we can all get back to living a normal life the way we did. Thank you, Yeti ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    April 3, 2020

    I love black pudding! I haven’t eaten any in years. Now you have me craving for a piece ๐Ÿ™

    • Trev
      April 3, 2020

      Thank you, Rosaliene, when you can, go and treat yourself. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • susiesopinions
    April 3, 2020

    Hubby misses going to the gym every day for 2 hours hanging out with the guys,and drinking coffee. I am trying to motivate him at home.

    • Trev
      April 3, 2020

      Thanks, Susie, yes it’s quite a strange feeling not being able to do the quite normal things in life.

  • embeecee
    April 3, 2020

    You are most definitely NOT alone in how you’re feeling about this mess.

    • Trev
      April 3, 2020

      Thank you, I know you’re right and I have little to complain about compared to some people. Thank you, embeecee.

  • luisa zambrotta
    April 4, 2020

    Have a nice weekend
    ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒบ

    • Trev
      April 4, 2020

      Thank you, Luisa and you.

  • bekitschig
    April 7, 2020

    While black pudding would not be on my list ๐Ÿ˜‰ I really miss eating out … Sigh … Stay sane!

    • Trev
      April 7, 2020

      Thank you. Yes, itโ€™s not nice being on lockdown, but it could be worse. Stay safe and letโ€™s hope we can get back to normality soon

  • Hope
    April 8, 2020

    Sell Silly Old Sod I will take a pass on the black pudding.
    I have been in the house for almost a month,๐Ÿ˜ฒ but Monday I had to go to the store. I came home and was so discombobulated. ๐Ÿ˜•Wearing, hat, gloves, ๐Ÿงคscarf, ๐Ÿงฃtrying to stay away from people that don’t believe in the 6 foot ๐Ÿ‘Ÿrule here. Certain items were at a separate and you have to pay for them first, then you could do the rest of your shopping. Unreal!!!
    Health first!
    People pay attention to what you are told by your governments and/or parliaments. You may not get it BUT you could pass it along to someone.
    Stay Well! ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒท

    • Trev
      April 8, 2020

      Thanks, Hope. Yes, I think I’m into my third week of isolation. There are people over here who think they can still go out and about and nothing will affect them. They don’t get it that they can pass on the virus to someone much more vulnerable. Selfish people. Stay safe, Hope and let’s wish it will be sooner rather than later when this is all over. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 9, 2020

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  • Anya Abraham
    April 9, 2020

    I just came across your site and it’s only my first post in and I love the way you write, so so relatable! Also your scenes of open mics and going to pubs to take part in the community are all scenes from movies that I absolutely love, scenes from the countryside. This makes me strangely happy knowing it’s not just in movies.
    Stay safe and healthy and have a good day.
    Ps- I, too, have no clue what day, or month it is. I don’t know if that’s sad or not.

    • Trev
      April 9, 2020

      Thank you Anya, your kind words are very much appreciated. Stay safe and no, itโ€™s not such a bad thing not knowing what day of the week it is. Thank you again ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Macrine Jangu
    April 9, 2020

    i miss going out with friendsss!!
    Great piece

    And really…what day is it?๐Ÿ˜‚

    • Trev
      April 9, 2020

      Yes, going out, missing friends and family and generally socialising. Thank you Macrine.

  • Roadtirement
    April 10, 2020

    Black pudding does sound like a real treat, however as an American, can’t say I’ve heard of it. I’m missing a meal in a restaurant. Any restaurant. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Trev
      April 10, 2020

      There’s plenty of things I think we’re all missing during this virus lockdown. Let’s hope we all come through it ok and we can then enjoy the restaurants and black pudding. Thank you, be safe.

  • Paradise1
    April 10, 2020

    I wouldn’t be in this conversation if I hadn’t been in Switzerland @angloswiss (as I know black pudding from there which is not in the recipe for Yoruba meals from Nigeria) and stayed in Geneva which is quite far from and different from Solothurn. I was in Solothurn couple of times and sure will be back their someday. Cosy.

  • jazzyoutoo
    April 11, 2020

    Miss my long walks through town, coffee shops breakfast chats with my son, the smell of incredible food in the air while we came back home, stomachs and minds appeased …

    Stay safe!

    • Trev
      April 11, 2020

      Thank you, and be safe yourself ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Anonymous
    April 11, 2020

    I love black pudding! Don’t see it here in France. You’re right, there’s nothing quite like the smell of it cooking. Do you live in Scotland by any chance?

    • Trev
      April 11, 2020

      Thank you, no, I live in Wales. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • HAPPY “ALMOST” EASTER MY DEAR FRIEND ๐Ÿ™‹ ๐Ÿ– HAVE A LOVELY DAY AND STAY BLESSED
    SEE YA SOON
    GIANMARCO

    • Trev
      April 12, 2020

      Happy Easter ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    April 12, 2020

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    • Trev
      April 12, 2020

      Thanks, ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Vanessa Valeros Calapano
    April 13, 2020

    Hi this is my first time on your blog. I can relate to what you are feeling, it seems that most people now are experiencing the same. Lets just bare in mind that is for the best of all of us. What we are in right now if far better that what others situation is.
    By the way, this is my first time to visit your blog. I am a new blogger and I hope you can support me. Just recently, I made a challenge to myself to visit at least 10 blogs in a day and during my visit, I will leave comments. At the same time, I will have you link posted on my blog. Hope you can visit and check it.
    God Bless you and your family always

    • Trev
      April 13, 2020

      Hi Vanessa, thank you for your kind words and look forward to more of your visits and your blogs. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Spoilt Victorian Child
    April 14, 2020

    Funnily enough Trev, I’m originally from Perthshire in Scotland and I miss white pudding suppers (which you can’t get in Glasgow!) It’s the little things… Hope you are doing well ๐Ÿ˜†

    • Trev
      April 14, 2020

      Thank you, Lorna. Yes, I would miss the black pudding if I couldn’t get it. I’m doing well, thank you and hope you are too. Stay safe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Michele Pruitt
    April 15, 2020

    I love you post! I live in Mexico and we have Morcilla also known as blood sausage which seems to be the same thing as Black Pudding. I am not a big fan but my spouse loves it! We are also in lockdown and it is tough, so please hang in there and I hope all turns out well for all of us.

    • Trev
      April 16, 2020

      Thank you, Michele, I appreciate your kind words. Take care and be safe.

  • neseknows
    April 23, 2020

    I want to try it one day… I’ve heard positive things about the taste and also a little negative. Great post!

    • Trev
      April 23, 2020

      You should try it and if you don’t like it, send it to me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you.

  • Paradise1
    April 26, 2020

    Lest I forget: “You won’t eat your pudding if you don’t eat your meat!” – Pink Floyd

    • Trev
      April 26, 2020

      I’ve always loved that ending to the song. Thank you, Paradise 1 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • YBP
    May 23, 2020

    โ€œItโ€™s always the simple things in life that bring us the most joy.โ€

    โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”โ€”-

    SO POWERFUL. SO TRUE. Thanks so much for this message ….. It resonates deep within my soul. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ STAY SAFE MY FRIEND! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

    • Trev
      May 24, 2020

      Thank you, YBP. You are right, itโ€™s always the simple things. I appreciate your very kind words. Stay safe too ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Mrs ESTJ
    May 24, 2020

    Desperately miss the pub too and cafes. Somewhere just to sit with other people and ‘be’.

    • Trev
      May 24, 2020

      Thank you, yes, letโ€™s hope we get back to normal sooner than later. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • YBP
    June 9, 2020

    Hi Trev! โค๏ธ Wow! Would love to try out that black pudding …. I think that would go well with my coffee! CHEERS to that haha! SENDING YOU SO MUCH LOVE!!! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ – Yeka ๐Ÿฅฐ

    • Trev
      June 9, 2020

      Thank you, Yeka. I suppose you can try it with anything that takes your fancy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Much love.

  • juliecroundblog
    June 10, 2020

    Hubby introduced me to black pudding as he comes from the North East. I can manage that in a fried breakfast but I tried the white version in Ireland and thought it was horrible. Makes you think, doesn’t it?

    • Trev
      June 10, 2020

      Thank you, Julie. I had some white pudding but it was up in Scotland. It tasted a lot stronger than the usual Black pudding. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • rozinaspersiankitchen
    June 25, 2020

    Hi, I am not Scottish and did not know anything about black pudding but once when i tried, i thought no it will not like it but now, i love it. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Trev
      June 25, 2020

      Iโ€™m glad you like it, Rozina, thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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