"To me, the consistency and colour of the black pudding looked as I recalled when my Mother use to prepare it for the family."
I will start by saying that you provided a nostalgic evening for me! To me, the consistency and colour of the black pudding looked as I recalled when my Mother use to prepare it for the family. Maybe the moisture was softer in yours but when cooked I do not think that would make very much difference to the enjoyment.
I cooked it as you said in olive oil 'little general extra virgin' , for about 4-5 minutes. I do like it to be over rather than under cooked. I served it with some of your bacon and a mixture of vegetables that I stir fried. I had a glass of red wine, licked my lips and sat back and reminisced! Thank you for asking me for my comments and if there are further questions I will be happy to maybe provide the answers.