Cake in Pizza Express
Last night’s dream was mostly ‘normal’. We went to Pizza Express in the South Bank centre. There is one there but this was a dream version that had tables it served on higher level that were generally less busy. We only had two slices of cake but the downstairs was pretty busy so I said I’d go upstairs to see if I could find a table up there and would ring down if I did....
Last night I dreamt I bought an iPhone
I don’t even want an iPhone and I’m not out of this contract for another 6 months. I walked into the 3 shop with a load of money I’d just got out and told the guy I wanted a new iPhone. He proceeded to ring round and check and then become incredibly nice, pulling out free food while trying to convince me I had to get the £45 a month contract. I woke up before I parted with my...
Fishes in the lift
This was a weird one. I was at work but work was not how I remembered it - a much bigger and more spacious building, something like modern university buildings tend to be. It was a big company meeting week and we moved from lecture hall to lecture hall to learn stuff about the company and everywhere we went people brought sacks of rice for the post-meeting meals. This rice had some strange...
Last night’s dream involved a bomb of some sort and a bunker and a train station. It’s not entirely coherent to me but I am fairly sure I was going to Colchester to look at somewhere to live. When I arrived at the train station I went into the waiting room and realised someone had left a lot of stuff behind - a briefcase with papers and some sort of electronics. They’d left their...
Two forms of flying transport
Last night’s dream didn’t make a great deal of sense. Two groups had independently come up with some form of personal flying transport over in the US. One was Microsoft, no idea what the other was, but someone I knew in the States (I don’t know anyone in the States) had them both and wanted to sell me one for the bargain price of £600. I went over there like a shot to get it and...
My Wife's Fairground Dream
I was queuing for a fairground ride with my husband and I was feeling quite nervous. The ride was massive ride with thousands of people on it, a bit like a grandstand. People were sitting in rows with only a basic metal bar to hold them in place, no seatbelts or anything. We hopped on the ride and it began spinning at all angles, throwing everyone upside down every so often. There were loads of...
Cider Canal and Big Talks
Last night’s dream flitted between a strange LOTR like journey through the English countryside to some big bad meeting at a UN type of affair. I know that going along we found a shallow canal or river that my companion assured me was actually cider not water and I tried it and they were right. Meanwhile I was also present at some massive negotiations where my liberal, thinking the best of...
First of four dream sequences from last night. I was in a big brash bar/pub, in the style of Dingwalls in fact, with very few people there. The TV started showing a weird American show that felt familiar and, after a few mins, I realised I must be watching the pilot of the US version of Torchwood. I texted someone about it.
In the second sequence of the night I was jamming with my wife and an Aussie girl who I think only existed in the dream. We were in a rehearsal room I only went to once, about 6 or 7 years ago, down in New Cross, that was long and low and underground mostly. We swapped instruments a lot and tried to write stuff and were having a good time, I think.
Mole and Cat
So, in Friday night’s final dream, we were in mum’s house that was for some reason ENORMOUS and quite amazing. In the garden there were a couple of huge cats, really huge. They were the size of Labradors and quite friendly. As I was stroking one this mole popped up out of the earth next to it and then ran over and put its arm round the cat’s head. Both mole and cat beamed at me...
Scarecrow Camden Weirdness
We were going from Holloway to Camden because there was something I needed to do. It was cold weather and Camden seemed like how I remember it from 20-odd years ago, narrower and dingier. We stopped at someone’s flat down a small side street near to Camden Road station but I had to go and do whatever it was and that required I take my little netbook with me. I left my other stuff but I...
Last night I dreamed I was with a load of old classic American blues musicians and for some reason we were trying to cover the Beatles’ Come Together. Except my guitar was completely awful and kept going out of tune so I was doing my best to play all the guitar parts without having a clue how to get it to work properly. For some reason this was all being filmed.
Arnie and the Moving Odeon
I dreamed they were relocating the local Odeon where I grew up. It didn’t look precisely how it does in real life, probably more like an old train station with a single high curved-ceilinged huge room, reminiscent of the place where he’s putting his play on in Synecdoche, New York. Anyway, they were moving it up the street, constructing the girders and getting it ready to be relocated...
Too Many Christmas Presents (among other things)
Last night’s dream got a bit complex. We were staying with relatives somewhere for Christmas but then this also turned into some sort of strange slightly new-age, slightly junk furniture shop, the sort of place you get wooden coffee tables with metal finishes that lie somewhere between Morocco and The Middle-Ages. There was a very cute cat that lived in this place and there was (of course)...
Not much to say about last night’s dream except that my old Primary school bully was bullying me in the street somewhere. Kind of odd.
A Bad Trip
Final dream from last night involved going to visit a friend in Dublin who actually lives in Melbourne. We drove with my family over there and because we drove we took the telly and too much stuff but the plan was they’d drive back early and we’d fly back. Yes, that’s right, we took my big old 24” widescreen tube television. The holiday bit is vague but suddenly we were...
Next last night, we were investigating a list of small local cinemas and we found there was one round the back of Mile End station (I’m blaming this part on a friend’s photo on his Twitter background) so we decided to go and look. In this version of reality Mile End station is built into the bottom of a massive abandoned church, though not exactly an old one, just a conventional brick...
Wedding and a Table
Last night’s dreams were all quite strange. In the first we were at someone’s wedding and we must have been good friends of theirs from how I remember it. There was a small wooden round table somewhere with a table cloth on it that we al kept raising so that we could sign the table for them. God knows why you’d do that…
Cats and Military Software
Lats night’s dream was an odd mix. It was happening before Christmas and at first I was at a relative’s house except it was someone famous but I don’t remember his name. I think he might have smoked cigars. We discussed the software the company we’re with were making - something military - while a lot of cats wandered around. None of these were cats I own or have owned, a...
More Work Related Dreaming
Presumably my imminent return to work is affecting my dreaming state. Anyway, in this dream work had become mega-technological. We entered the building only to find the lifts had totally changed and the building was huge (odd enough one might say) but we couldn’t work the lifts at all: the buttons wouldn’t press properly or something. In trying to get to our floor we overshot and...
Work gets medieval
Not exactly but I found myself in work and wondering why all the computers had got really low tech seeming, sort of like typewriters and thinking it was weird no one told me. Then it seemed everyone was communicating via some old school instant messenger program, the type with an elbow bracket and green text on a black background. I was talking to a colleague using this but I couldn’t seem...
There's a body under the canal
There was a middle bit to this dream that was very important but I can’t remember it. The dream was some sort of thriller mystery thing, involving people being turfed out of their flats or something along the canal. All I know is that someone was responsible or considered responsible and then someone else told me they’d gone missing and there was a body at the bottom of the canal...
Feline Fecal 'Fun'
I don’t remember Christmas Eve’s dreams too well. I had two of them but only snippets of this one remain. I should have come online to write it up but I had Christmas to contend with! Anyway, all I really remember is that we each had one of the cats’ litter trays and were walking through the streets somewhere but the trays had dirty litter and poos in and we just sort of...
Shopping Centre Hell
I had two dreams last night but the second was hard to make sense of. The wife and I were away somewhere for a week and it was for my work I think but we were both working. We were in the UK but there was a big shopping centre that seemed based more on Australian stuff, but that might be just my thoughts on not being able to understand all the shops there or how they were selling stuff. Anyway,...
Weird Glass-Walled Future World
This was a very ‘knowing’ dream and I’m not entirely sure it wasn’t a dream about a TV series or a film that was being made. Certainly it consisted of Lost-style flashbacks to the world before a cataclysm of sorts. In the past world the walls were all glass as I remember coming down to my front door in a HUGE space, vaguely reminiscent of Stratford station, and turning off...
Tigers and Polar Bears in the IT Department
Last night’s dream was definitely weird. I was working in an IT department at the back of a museum. It was a natural history museum but definitely not The Natural History Museum. I was using a computer with Win 98 or something so I had a USB thing that replicated a better OS (wow, what a great idea) and then some of the girls came over to say that another girl we worked with was getting...
Cat Litter Piles
Sometimes the cat poos on the floor by the tray not in the tray. It’s a source of annoyance and confusion. Looking on line doesn’t offer any good explanations but luckily the floor is smooth stone so cleaning is easy. Anyway, this was clearly preying on my mind last night. In the dream the missus and I were sleeping on the pavement. I’m not really sure why but it was something...
Violent Gang Death
I’ve taken a while to write about this dream because it was a bit strange and I lost track of what really happened due to waking up to cat paws. Anyway, the gist seemed to be that I was a viewer and not really there in this little drama, pretty much like watching TV but being there. Maybe it was 3D TV. There was a gang of girls with bling who were trying to double cross some other gang or...
I don’t remember much about last night but I ended up with someone who was massive and strong and he killed someone we were both meeting in a room, killed them with his bare hands. So naturally I ran like hell, made the other guy I was with run too. Lots of running with the blood splattered guy behind me. I don’t remember being massively scared and I was thinking more that as he was...
Strange Mixed-Up Town
This dream occurred in a strange town that was partly London and partly more like Phnom Penh in Cambodia. Sort of. We were holidaying there and we moved from one place to a basement room in a terrace house owned by a family. Friends of ours lived round the corner in a nicer house, a London Georgian type one. There were kids in the streets everywhere and junk and rubbish but it was very friendly. ...
Television Eco Nightmare
I was in my uncle’s house, though of course it bore no relation to the house he actually lives in. The living room was large and full of furnishings and there were two TVs on next to each other, one large one small. I remember considering how expensive for the environment these would be to be running all the time and decided to turn them off. Once I did this I realised there were a couple...
I had a dream that we had to go and get Llamas from Bath and then use them to take a caravan up from Sheffield. Not a modern caravan, an old caravan of wagons. It wasn’t in the past either. The geography of the UK was different and that meant that Norway or Sweden was sort of attached to the top of the UK and I think that’s where we were taking whatever needed to be transported by...