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I had a dream last night.
I was at one of those dreadful “Team Building” working weekends away at a fancy hotel of the kind in which I would never willingly stay. (Or was it a “Personal Development” weekend? I don’t really know how to tell the difference. They seem to be exactly the same kind of torture.)
I was the first victim for this particular activity. I was on stage, supposed to be giving a presentation of some sort.
“I’m sorry, my mind has gone completely blank. I haven't got the foggiest idea what the brief for this event was, but I can spin you a yarn that I hope will suffice as an alternative. Bear with me if I have to stop and think for a moment at intervals to work out what comes next.”

This is the yarn that I spun. In the event it actually flowed more or less continuously, which meant no-one got a chance to interrupt, since I Had The Microphone.
“Olaf Thoroughgood runs a grocery shop. He sells carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and swedes. Especially swedes. As you probably realize, his father was from Yorkshire, and his mother was Swedish. What you might not have realized is that Olaf Thoroughgood is a rabbit.
“He’s a bit embarrassed about his name, and he lives under the name Peter. Peter McGregor.”

There was more. The dream went on and on, I think, but whether it did or not, I don’t remember it. I do remember waking up in a cold sweat, embarrassed at my performance.
As is often the case, the dream seemed to make perfect sense at the time, but the memory is of a rather tangled mess, which I’ve unscrambled a bit to make it sort of make sense. But most of the details are authentic dream stuff, in particular the name Olaf Thoroughgood.
I might use it as a pseudonym.

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ajoj Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015
thank you :-)
sags Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Ah! you live !!! :)

Thanks for the fav'

Brian :)
coshipi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
I do! Recovering slowly from the absolute madness of the campaign...
Susan-K-Dailey Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on quadrupling your party's votes in SE Cambs! I was hoping for more Green MPs, but you've increased your vote all over the country, which can only be a good thing! :)
coshipi Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Thank you! :)

A good thing indeed, but very sad not to get a few more MPs. Ho hum. As for the Tories getting majority, even a slim one...heaven help us all.
Susan-K-Dailey Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I actually think he's in a weaker position. The Tory rebels didn't act up so long as the coalition was in place. Now the Lib Dems are out of the picture they'll likely pay more attention to their own self-interest and will be less hesitant to act up. 

But yeah the early signs aren't so good. It just shows you their priorities when the first things they do are repeal the fox hunting ban and get rid of the Human Rights Act :(
coshipi Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Yes, indeed, the majority is pretty slim. And "exactly" is all I can say to the second paragraph.
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Susan-K-Dailey Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav: and the watch!! :D
ajoj Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
thanks for the :+fav:
Richard-Cederfjard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the :+devwatch:  :)
It means alot, take care :hug:
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