Wait, passing storm and full water butt.

1. I have waited, and now my cup of coffee tastes really, really good.

2. Nick, discontented, looks out of the door just before he and Alec are due to leave. 'It should have stopped by now,' he says. Moments later he realises that he is half an hour out on his timing. At the correct departure time the sky is clear blue, the air clean washed and every leaf is gleaming.

3. I top up my watering can. After the rain, the full water butt slurps at its lid.

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