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Walk 206: Saturday 25 June

Today: Anti parking stones in Church Avenue East: windscreen reflection: Sweet peas from 105a Newmarket Road: peeling bark 27 Newmarket Road.

An early start and Saturday empty roads means we make good time. A welcome breeze keeps temperature bearable. Starting to take this sunny weather for granted.

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Walk 206: Friday 24 June

Today: Ground is hard and dry but the poppy always amazes me with it’s ability to florish in these conditions and in the most unlikely places: Burnt out foliage in Church Avenue: These carnations, lovingly watered, at the cedars remind me of my youth, when they seemed more ubiquitous.

A slow hot day delivering.

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Walk 206: 23rd June

Today: A freshly creosote smelling gate and fence at No 8 Church Avenue: Dryer outlet pipes reflecting grit box yellow: spidery pavement shadows: Sweet peas picked at invitation at 105a Newmarket Road scenting the van.

Sticky and hot delivering. Customers out in gardens and chatty, a pleasurable morning despite heat.

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Walk 206: Tuesday 21st June

Today: A beautiful miniature cactus flower in a brick, Plantsman’s close: A luminous Dandelion: Window pattern, delivery office as I head home.

The summer solstice, the sun shone full on as if in celebration. Posties arriving back after delivery all exclaimed “hotter than I was expecting”. A double tray Tuesday with endless Go outdoor and loaf sofa catalogues to deliver. A much needed stop at a corner shop for refreshing cold cans of drink. Happy to be finished.

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Walk 206: Friday 17th June

Today: This favourite moment popped again with the citric green and orange poppies: Fallen baby conkers: Accidental walking photo: Flower.

Hot, hot, hot. A very sweaty day delivering, plenty of drinks needed and the sunhat. New summer lapsing (extra delivering) on Grove Avenue which had plenty of parcels to deliver and a couple of tricky addresses to find. Fun spotting all the fathers day cards. Happy to have a weekend off.

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Walk 206: Monday 13th June

Today: Always inspired by the plants that manage to thrive in the cracks and edges, Allen’s Lane: A tight turn in The plantation alway brings me up close to this hedge: Fun geometry and shadows at this beautiful doorstep in Christchurch Road: Lush flower in church avenue: Road works in Ipswich road mean an excitement of pavement markings have appeared.

A lighter and Sunny day delivering. A fresh breeze keeping the walking bearable. A switching of delivering order to minimise road work disruption and traffic queues.

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Walk 206: Saturday 11th June

Today: Poppies in Cambridge Street: Bus stop as I emerge from 97 Newmarket Road: Flowers The Cedars: My favourite set of flowers, they make me smile each time I arrive at this address in Lime tree road.

Finally a lighter days delivery, kept fresh by running the walk backwards and enhanced by the beautiful sunny weather.