A TURKEY : This strange beast has suddenly appeared in the field across the road from us. I assume it is something to do with the Farm Shop up the road. I am a little suspicious : I frequently pass the farm on my walks with Amy and neither of us have ever seen any free range turkeys or geese wandering around (and Amy, who is rather fond of all kinds of poultry, would have noticed). However, there are several very large wooden sheds to the rear of the farm : perhaps free range is a matter of perspective.
A CAKE : It was the family party to celebrate The Lad's 21st birthday yesterday. A cake had been specially made for him and managed to feature most of the things that are important to him : hokey and ice-holey sticks, stethoscopes and skeletons, and the badge of his beloved Sheffield Wednesday Football Club. Several people commented that the cake must be richer than the club (which is currently on the brink of going into administration) and a convenient space had been left for a "For Sale" sign to be added.
A HEARSE : A cold and frosty morning and as Amy and I walked through the Crematorium on our morning walk we came across a horse-drawn hearse. The steam rising from the black-plumed horses made for a spectacular image. Not a bad way to make a final journey.