Out on Delivery: Thur 22 Sept

Today: Road markings, Newmarket road: Spider, 30 Kenneth Mckee Plain: Berrys, Newmarket road surgery: Autumnal foliage, Plantsman Close: Walking panonrama, Lime Tree road.

The missing bank holiday mail and parcels caught up with us today. A full van and heavy bags. Fortunately a perfect delivery day, gently sunny and not too hot. Delivering in Ipswich road we noticed an injured motorcyclist (possibly College student) have to wait almost am hour for an ambulance. Sobering.

Out on Delivery: Wed 21 Sep

Today: Insect nibbled foliage, Benjamin Gooch Way: Temporary road markings, Newmarket Road: Cheerful flowers, Ipswich Road.

Cooler, dry and not too busy. A perfect delivery day. Light was flat but in these conditions the colour of flowers stands out. Feeling strong and capable.

Out on Delivery: Thur 15 Sept

Today: Dainty camouflaged mushrooms catch my eye at 24 Newmarket Road: Spider is defiantly back across the pathway at 30 Kenneth Mckee Plain

A easier Thursday delivery, out in good time. Weather cooler and more Autumnal. Two giant parcels for the same address which made the van look busy. A happy morning’s work.

Out on Delivery: Tue 13 Sep

Today: Bloom, Allen’s lane: Lurking spider, Kenneth Mckee Plain: Leaf, Ipswich Rd: Favourite graffitied lamppost caught in the sun, Christchurch Rd.

Finally a lighter and cooler day’s delivering. A day begun by the now regular spider obstacle course at 30 Kenneth Mckee Plain. I ducked under the web this morning, photographing the resident spider as I passed. Autumn feels on it’s way.

A dramatic moment watching a MontJack Deer being hit by a car in Christchurch Road. The deer seemed to roll and bounce and I thought it would be seriously injured but it jumped back up and ran off into the bushes. Another witness walked past, hand in front of her mouth in horror.

Out on Delivery: Mon 12 Sep

Today: Autumnal leaf: Delicate liquorice allsort like blooms: Fresh graffiti on Ipswich road lamp post.

Another sweaty day delivering. Double mail on the 211 loops so pretty much every call. Feels autumnal despite the summer type temperatures.

Out on Delivery: Fri 9 Sep

Today: An exquisite bloom, Ipswich Road: Reflection selfie in light well, Grove Avenue

Out of respect for the Queen the CWU cancelled our strike day late yesterday. So today was an unexpected day at work.

A memorable day, customers very chatty, often surprised to see us and sharing how sad they were that the Queen has died. A customer in Launceston terrace was dead heading his roses to cheer himself up.

Out on Delivery: Tue 6 Sep

Today: Noticing orange berries and pink edged foliage: walking panoramas Lime tree road.

A hectic and sweaty morning sorting in the delivery office. A seemingly endless quantity of flats to sort. Double mail on most of the walk to set in, bags Christmas heavy. Sultry sweaty day delivering, overnight rain left edges damp. More traffic again as new term gets more fully in swing with school term starting. Work an extra 1.5 hours to get all the mail delivered.

Out on Delivery: Wed 3 Aug

Today: Water leak in Allen’s Lane newly repaired and looking less exciting: Van shadow: Branch shadow’s in a garden I cut through daily: Shadow selfie, Ipswich road: A cluster of “wishes” in Plantsman’s Close.

Noticing shadows. The day is hot, humid and sunny. Not too much to deliver but hard work, started the day in a lick of sweat and finish in a lick of sweat. We enjoy the cross breeze through the van when we turn.

Out on Delivery: Sat 30 July

Today: Excitement at rain falling, although in total it amounted to little more than these few drops: Fruits in Roseacre Close: Favourite poppy heads in Kenneth Mckee Plain.

The last of a run of six days working, humid, sweaty and overcast. A lighter Saturday delivery, space to chat a little with customers and catch up with their lives. Managed to remember that access up Unthank road is blocked (forgot three times this week) and excited that Ipswich Road was open two ways City end. Roadworks are keeping us on our toes this year. Ready for a day off, worried that once we agree to working Sundays’s a seven day week becomes an expectation.