I have several dreams actually.
I can't remember where I read about chutney dreams, and an intensive (five minute) google search has brought up lots of recipes of varying attractiveness, and a weird site allegedly telling you what it means if you dream about chutney (I didn't click), but nothing about the chutney dreams I remember.
But you know the ones anyway. The dreams that sit on the shelf, gathering dust. The ones you take out every now and then, look at and think "I should do something with that", before putting back and reaching for something more sensible and practical.
Or, perhaps, you're awake already.
I have these dreams. This blog is one of them, if the truth be told. I'm still waiting for the book deal.
The millinery was a dream too. And so were the t-shirts.
And the pudding restaurant (still think that's a genius idea). And the soft play centre (we got as far as a back of the envelope business plan on that one before realising that it wouldn't actually make us any money). And the wine shop and café (that one's for when we win the lottery and don't mind that it wouldn't actually make us any money. We've identified the premises and are enjoying researching the stock). And the macarons, which you may notice are my current fantasy of choice (still rather proud of my Hallowe'en ones).
I think it's the creativity that appeals: the idea of crafting something, of a life spent lovingly making beautiful things rather than shoving bits of paper around in between heating up fish fingers and tidying bedrooms, and of being recognised for it. The ability to use the bits of my brain that aren't exercised by children, husbands or the Inland Revenue.
So I dream. As I potter, and bake, and stitch, I dream. It's a creative outlet in itself.
But for the moment they remain just dreams. However real they may look in the pictures. They're just dreams.