Out on Delivery: Sat 27 May

Today: I now see these amazing bushes all over the walk, this large one in Ampthill Street looked particularly sublime in the early morning sun: Foliage patterns: Shadows in Eagle Walk.

We got out on delivery early, finishing in time to catch a much desired cooling ice cream at the Van on Mousehold heath, as we headed back to the delivery office. The Ice cream seller commented “here for your once a year ice cream”. Slightly unnerving since we had indeed only stopped for ice cream once the previous year. I think this was because it became too hot and the van often wasn’t there. Hard to imagine it being too hot in the UK for an ice cream van but it was !!

Out on Delivery: Fri 26 May

Today: Gloriously sunny day, all looks splendid. Just slightly cooler than it looks with a stiff cooling breeze.

Happy to get all delivered, picked up pizza on the way home. Out to hear the BBC singers in the evening – fantastic concert.

Out on Delivery: Thur 25 May

Today: Rose in Hanover road: Holly flowers, Newmarket Rd: Flowers

Working with Elliot, Kelly having a day off. Rested after my day off, I seem to be noticing all the spikey flowers and excited by seeing the Holly bush flowering.

Out on Delivery: Mon 22 May

Today: Spotting Onion flowers throughout the walk, also these intense small blue flowers, which have self seeded everywhere.

Not too much mail today, but still a double delivery of mail on 206, since it didn’t go out on Saturday and a struggle to get done in time. Starting to feel more familiar with the new frame and delivery area.

Still not clear how we are ever going to be able to complete the whole delivery.

Chillier than imagined, there was a brisk and fresh wind and not as many sunny intervals as perhaps we would like.

Struggling to stay positive.

Out on Delivery: Wed 17 May

Today: These violently pink flowers catch my attention again at the Cedars: I stop to admire a close hand view of this flowerhead as I take a naughty cut through back to Lime tree Road: Sweet Chestnut blossom, top of Ipswich Rd: Photo Montage based on Suffolk sq.

A monumentally big day, good delivery weather but exhausted by the finish of the day. 18.5 km clocked up. Tomorrow I will be moving onto a different frame !! All new roads added to the walk.

Out on Delivery Mon 15 May

Today: The rain and cooler weather has stripped the trees of blossom and sent the bluebells into retreat. Colour in no longer all around, mostly greens. These flowers stood out.

Quite chilly delivering, but not too much mail.