My trip to London!

  1. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    I went to London last month and had a wonderful time!  What a friendly place!  Anyone taking their first trip to Europe should really consider London!  The Londoners are so helpful when you get lost, and you don't have to worry about being out after 9:00 p.m.  I loved it!  Here's some photos:

    This is all 4 of us at Windsor Castle.  From the left is me, my mom's best friend Cheryl, mom, and my sister in law Robin.

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    My favorite hangout right near the hotel.  We ate our first and last meals in London here, including our first and last pints! 

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    I got to go to the London Aquarium!

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    Can you tell I had a blast?   ;D
     

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  2. FishFan Member Member

    AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing! How I'd love to get out of the country!!! Maybe after hubby retires...LOL
    Thanks for the pics!!!
     

  3. Butterfly Moderator Moderator Member

    Wonderful pictures Gunnie!!!
    Carol
     
  4. Janmitch22 Member Member

    Hey cool, I didn't notice all of these forums down here!
    Nice pictures! I agree, London is very nice. But blood pudding? No thanks ;D
     

  5. Miss Mouse Well Known Member Member

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    Ah thats cool Gunnie - I loved London Aquarium! I got this great pic of Mr Ray when we went  ;D
     
  6. rob2uk Member Member

    Us southerners don't eat it! It's the Geordies and the other northerners who do that!
     
  7. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    What "blood pudding" ?
     

  8. newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    blood mixed with chocolate pudding of course! :p
    no just kidding i dont know lol....
     
  9. chickadee Fishlore VIP Member

    :D
     
  10. Gunnie Well Known Member Member

    Yeah, I'll just stick with the sausage and mash! ;D
     

  11. rob2uk Member Member

    The proper name for it is 'black pudding'

    It's proper gross...

    If you want to make your own... (Recipe from a cookbook):

    1lt (1¾ pints) Blood (Pig, Lamb or Goose)
    340g (12oz) Shredded Suet
    300ml (½ pint) Milk
    50g (2oz) Oatmeal
    3 Medium Onions, chopped
    1 tbsp Salt
    ½ tsp Mixed Herbs
    ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
    Pinch Nutmeg

    Pre-heat oven to 160°C: 300°F: Gas 2.
    Mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly, making sure that the seasonings are evenly distributed.
    Next fill the large sausage cases, see: Sausage Making Basics for advice on doing so.
    Place into an ovenproof dish with a cover, standing in a larger dish half filled with water.
    Bake for 1½ hours.
    Allow to cool.
    Fry with bacon and eggs for breakfast or use as a part of a Mixed Grill.


    So yes, food made from blood and fat...
     
  12. Isabella Fishlore VIP Member

    LOL Rob, thanks a lot! It seriously contains blood!!! Maybe its taste is good - I wouldn't know because I never tried anything like this. But the sole idea of consuming "blood" (even if cooked) makes me feel "a little" weird at my stomach! Sorrie! Have you ever tried it? How was it?
     
  13. rob2uk Member Member

    heh, I was offered some once.

    I nearly threw up just thinking about it
     
  14. newbie101 Well Known Member Member

    uggggg! excuse me...(throws up) okay. that is sooooo gross! yuck! wouldnt eating blood make yyou sick though? blughhhhh.