Dear Rain. Please stop falling now. I am tired of muddy hems on my jeans, soggy shoes and feeling damp. Please stop so I can do some washing and put it out on the line to actually dry instead of hanging there in a sad sodden row for days on end. I know you are important for the plants and flowers and to keep up the image of a lovely green New Zealand, but enough is enough. Stop now, and I will be happy and grateful. Thank you, and goodbye.