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I have trauma dreams anyway but the lockdown has made them much worse.

All this "weird dreaming" that people are experiencing is a fairly normal stress reaction.


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I've not had weird dreams but I have woken up wanting the answer to very strange questions - does Latvia have a baseball league? (Apparently yes). Has a North Korean visited the international space station? (Haven't checked but I doubt it).


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For whatever reason, I do think my dreams have got much weirder and (often) darker over many years. Nothing to do with the virus anxiety.

They once frequently had a fairly simple and reasonably cheerful pattern, which is vanishingly rare now.

Anyway, do wonder if the closed St Margaret's school in Exeter could have been the inspiration for St Scholastika's? Probably not, because seems it was always a day school. Maybe EBD was thinking of the St Margaret's boarding school in Hertfordshire? But there are/were several schools with that name:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Margar ... ed_Kingdom

Oddly, the Exeter school doesn't seem to have a Wikipedia page. Is a bit surprising how it's (frozen in time) website, is still there:

http://www.stmargarets-school.devon.sch.uk/index.html

There's also the Maynard School in Exeter. Maybe the CS family name came from there, who knows? It used to be a boarding school, too, so maybe that was Scholastika's.

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I had to chortle the other day. Dominic (SLOC) had an order for a Doctor Who tardis consol in lime green - he has a 3D printing company :lol:

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Lol, could well be someone on this board with that combo!

Dreams wise I’ve had relatively logical ones, I keep dreaming I’m answering video calls and realising afterwards I have no top on.

Really struggling with video calls, as I lip read a lot if someone could invent a decent subtitling service for video calls / zooms etc that would be amazing!

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I came across this on Tumblr, it's from a private girls' boarding school in Toronto, Canada. The motto on the crest seems kind of unintentionally apt for the current world situation. But it looks like the blog never got very far, and is long-abandoned:

https://kilt-press.tumblr.com/

Also, there are some incredible abandoned school exploration videos on Youtube. I prefer the North American ones, because the UK ones tend to be too heavily monitored by police/security guards, so a bit boring.

The American buildings seem more interesting as well, sometimes built on such a huge scale that you wouldn't find over here. There's an especially creepy one where two young women explore a heavily decayed school building.

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Anyone else having mad dreams lately? Last night's one involved Emma Woodhouse, Henry the 8th, his mother, Ardeth Bay, an assorted cast of soldiers and aliens, a time machine and a mysterious piece of technology that all of the above wanted.

If I was a better writer, and anything at all of a historian, that could turn into something fun!


I tend to have weird dreams but they seem more and more common. Recently I seem to have a tendency to dream about the books I'm reading - so I've had dreams involving The Chalet School, and the new prequel to The Hunger Games trilogy. I have others that are even more strange or sometimes disturbing, I remember them when I wake during the night, but when I wake up properly to get up in the morning I only have vague recollections.


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Report in the Beeb news says 2 in 5 people are having "more vivid dreams than usual"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52911395


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Victoria wrote:
Report in the Beeb news says 2 in 5 people are having "more vivid dreams than usual"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52911395

That certainly applies to me at the moment.Not exactly nightmares but very intense dreams which leave me feeling uneasy.

But given what is going on at the moment that is hardly surprising.

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I shouldn't smirk at this, but - our neighbours have an un-neutered male cat who intimidates our cats ( I tell them in vain that they weigh twice what he does!). The other day I noticed him looking rather soggy, when I knew that it hadn't rained for a while, and then notice that the bird bath was half-empty - evidently he'd sat down in it without noticing that we'd refilled it with water!


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