While in Stornoway, sleeping without an alarm clock to disturb my dreams, I had a handful of very odd dreams. I noted them down, and thought I'd share them for those of you who get a kick out of surreal dreamworld logic. (I know I do.)
I keep having nightmares where I'm in a situation where I have to attack or defend myself and I just can't damage my attacker. I use all the right moves, but I just can't bruise them. Missing or hurt pets is also a regular theme.
In this nightmare, some kids trashed my parents house while we were gone and let the dog out (my own dog, in the dream). I grabbed one of them but I wasn't strong enough to do any damage, and they just kept talking and boasting about their robbery while I struggled to hold on to him. I even covered his face and neck in boiling water and it had no effect.
Another recurinng dream theme is where I'm left in charge of pet fish and accidentally kill them, no matter how hard I try to look after them well. These two fish were given to me frozen inside a supermarket sandwich box. I filled the sandwich box with water and they returned to life. One of them leapt away and got lost under the fridge, never to be seen again.
A dream instead of a nightmare. I decided to give blood at the hospital. The process was slow, painful and exhausting. I woke up feeling more tired than when I'd first gone to bed.