Today my blog is going to function as a dream journal because last night I had my favourite dream. It is my favourite dream because I wake up feeling really positive and uplifted and because each time I dream it, it is different. Basically my favourite dream involves me finding a new room or annexe in my house that I never knew existed before. When I first started having this dream, this unexplored part of my house was accessed by going under the stairs – that was a big problem – the under the stairs is very cramped and small. But more recently I tend to discover a door in the landing that I just always thought was a cupboard or else what we thought was a wardrobe in one of the bedrooms turns out to be a door to a whole new room or sometimes set of rooms.

But last night what I discovered was the very best yet. I first of all discovered that there was a ramshackle greenhouse in an unexplored part of my garden (my real garden has no unexplored parts by the way). This greenhouse was big and had an overgrown vegetable patch. We were delighted to find it because we had found 2 kittens and an adult cat that needed to be homed and we figured that this greenhouse would be the perfect place to keep them while waiting to find new homes for them. I also dreamed (in my dream) of restoring the vegetable patch.

As the kitties played about at our feet (the whole family were with me in this exploration, also unusual) I discovered a door in the wall in one end of the greenhouse. I opened the heavy wooden door to find myself inside a very cute and charming room. The first thing I saw was a circular pine dining table and chairs. A place to write I thought. The walls were exposed brick. There was also an old fashioned, squishy, chintz sofa under a window. In an alcove was a very small TV. There were two doors off this room – one led into a tiny galley kitchen and the other into a bathroom. My eldest daughter was squealing in delight and proclaiming that this would be a perfect place for her and her boyfriend. But I announced in a clear and firm voice, that this room was mine. This would be the perfect place to write and explore the stories in my head.

It was such a perfect room. I am still excited about having found it – even if only in my dreams!!

Have a great Sunday!

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11 thoughts on “MY FAVOURITE DREAM”

  1. I often have a similar dream, though in my case they are usually new rooms off a large square hall (I do not have one of these in my actual house). Often the extra room is an additional kitchen. Such dreams, apparently, mean one has untapped potential.

  2. I have that dream too. That's amazing that you have it too. It leaves me with a good feeling (although I haven't had it for a while.) I asked a counsellor about it once and he said the rooms represent my life and, like Yvonne said, the new and exciting ones show us that there are other things we can achieve. Here's to untapped potential.

  3. That's interesting, I have that dream sometimes as well, we all need to use up all that untapped potential.
    Your room sounds perfect, can you dream up one for me too?

  4. Glad to see how protective you are of your new found space in your dream. It is great to see that you are determined (if only in a dream) to put yourself and your needs first…especially after so many years of giving up your space to others!! I hope you find this hidden room in your waking world…x.

  5. Got to agree with Siobhan – I'm glad you claim your space in the dream. It sounds wonderful!

    By the way, I spotted your good news in the Inkwell newsletter! You've done so well this year, and I'm looking forward to reading your piece in A Pint And A Haircut. My mother has a piece in it too, so we're all delighted. And I'm looking forward to your feature on blogging, please let us know when it appears 🙂

  6. I often have house and home dreams but I've never had that particular one. I can see where it would be your favorite though, what a lovely dream. Enjoy your new room!

  7. You don't need a dream expert to analyze this one! As lovely as your view is from your kitchen table, this longing for your own beautiful space to shut out the noise and distractions, and just WRITE is understandable. I hope you get that space someday.

    A couple of weeks ago, I had a dream about discovering a way to have a third bedroom so we wouldn't have to move. I was crushed when I awoke.

  8. Well us writers seem to be full of uptapped potential! Thanks for your comments.

    Ellen thank you for your kind comments. I actually dont feel that 'successful' at all. I feel like I am throwing snowballs at the moon most of the time!

    Patrick – we need to hear your dreams. They sound far more exciting than mine!

    Theresa – are you moving?

    Talli – maybe some wine before bed would help the stressy dreams?

  9. That's a great dream. One of my favourite ones is when I dream that I am on holidays. It's usually something to do with warmer climes and a beach, heaven! The only thing is when I wake up I'm so disappointed that I'm not there!

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