1. On Wednesday, I woke to snow: the beck at the bottom of the garden snaked a black gash through the white. Yesterday, the rain melted the snow and the beck gushed with grey. Today, I wake to blue sky: the water glistens silver in the sunshine.

2. The jokes flow as fast as the blood from my finger.

3. Concentric circles float away from the happy white dog.

4. Loud bursts of laughter.