Saturday, 12 December 2009

Day twelve.....

Cheese Dreams

This is the sort of nightmarish vision that would appear to me if I were to have a slice of mimolette on my toast before slumber. Or so maybe I would think I would have, should I say now there is minor proof that there is little or no connection between eating cheese and having nightmares. If anything eating cheese can enhance your dreams. With different cheeses giving different types of dream. Red Leicester gives rose-tinted nostalgic dreams, with Stilton comes the bizarre, and plain old Cheshire gives plain old dreamless nights.
It is said it is around this time of year that the connection between nightmares and cheese began back when Charlie Dickens penned;

"Because,'' said Scrooge, "a little thing affects them. A slight disorder of the stomach makes them cheats. You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato. There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!''

This is Scrooge riposte, of why he was seeing these visions of Christmas past, present and future, so maybe if you are a mean old hag this isn't the best time of year to start experimenting with your cheese dreams. Humbug.

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