This is our front door. It faces our front garden and the public path that goes past. It has been raining heavily this afternoon so the ground is a bit wet.
Indicated by the red arrow is a parcel left there for us by the postman. It is very wet but fortunately the packaging is a plastic envelope so the contents are probably dry. We are, of course, even luckier that no passer-by decided to take advantage of this autumnal windfall.
If it were possible for you to see the front of the parcel, you might be surprised to see a label with the text “Royal Mail Recorded Signed For”. That’s right, this item has somehow been successfully signed for (although no-one was at home) but for some reason dumped on the doorstep.