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Divergence of Fate – The Brazil Connection

I had forgotten a bit which happened before the last dream. I am standing in a self-service restaurant around a smörgåsbord talking with a young woman. She asks me if I have been learning Dutch or Afrikaans. I say, “no, have you noted a Southern lilt to my voice?” “Yes, at first I thought it…

Stolen / Mistaken Identity Dream 31-1-23.

This dream was in part hyper-realistic and took place between 4:40 and 7:20 AM this morning. The dream starts with me trying to pay for something in a shop. I open my wallet and look through my cards there. I have my carte vitale, carte de séjour and French driver’s licence. There are no bank…

Country Bumpkins and Streetlights

In general we do not leave the compound during the hours of darkness. This means that we hardly ever get to see street lights nor the lights of other cars on the highways and byways. We certainly don’t see commuters on a bus. When I say hardly ever that approaches never, at most a few…

Kindling, Mole Traps and Melancholy

Today I have been sizing planks from the broken up palette for kindling and chopping up the harvested hazel for storage. It looks like I have 6-8 weeks of dry wood sized to be chopped for kindling. This should take us towards the end of winter. Chopping the hazel with the chainsaw you get a…

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