If you read my Getting to know the real me – the answers post (you can find it here), you will see that in one of my answers I said I had no desire to get over my phobia of spiders. So I thought I would tell you a little story about what happened to me on Saturday.

My husband was doing a photography job for charity at a car show, it was local to us and as I needed the car, I dropped him off, so I could go shopping.  When he was ready to be picked up I went to get him, all the time quite happy and singing away to the radio.

I picked him up and we chatted, and started to drive home, the traffic all around was at a standstill so I decided to go along the A3 and come off at the next junction and go the back way home.  Then I saw something move, and there was this spider, walking around my dashboard as happy as it could be, then dangling down just above my legs and going back up, he obviously liked this game as he kept doing it, I was panicing, all the while having a go at my husband for not helping me, and that I could die, whilst keeping an eye on the road.  Then it decided to stop playing stupid games, and moved along to the door and was crawling backwards and forwards by the door handle.  So there I was leaning to the passenger side while driving home.  Luckily, it had the sense to move from the handle before I had to open the door and I managed to flick it out the car.  Worst drive of my life. And no I still have not forgiven my husband.

This got me thinking to other phobias (I do have a few), and thought I would try to find some pretty weird ones.

Ablutophobia – I think most children have this phobia, as it is a fear of bathing and cleaning themselves.

Nomophobia – According to research 50% of the UK have it – it is a fear of having no mobile phone or network coverage.

Philophobia – This is quite a sad one, it is the fear of falling in love

Oikophobia – This could be a handy one, it is a fear of household appliances

Do you have any phobias or fears?



  1. 16th August 2016 / 8:11 am

    I’m not fond of spiders myself – was real bad when younger, I’ve not got too bad with them as I’ve grown up but some I still can’t deal with ugh! The big and dark ones -NOPE!

    • admin
      16th August 2016 / 9:11 am

      I hid my fear from the kids when they were younger, but they now all know I can’t stand them especially when I am stuck and cant do anything to get away x

  2. 16th August 2016 / 12:46 pm

    I hate spiders although I’m probably not as scared of them as much as others. I’d say I’ve likely got Philophobia though! Haha! x

    • admin
      16th August 2016 / 3:56 pm

      I can not stand them, and I am sure you haven’t got Philophobia x

  3. tp keane
    16th August 2016 / 4:20 pm

    I hate spiders, but I have a weird repulsion for mucus…. of any kind.

    • admin
      16th August 2016 / 6:59 pm

      I don’t like mucus either x

    • admin
      17th August 2016 / 2:26 pm

      I can understand that, luckily I haven’t got stuck in a maze before x

  4. 16th August 2016 / 8:38 pm

    I think I have nomophobia, I’d hate to be without phone signal. I don’t really have a lot of fears that are that strong but I don’t like spiders x

    • admin
      17th August 2016 / 2:26 pm

      I can panic without my phone, but sometimes I do quite enjoy not having it with me or a signal (obviously depending who I am with)

  5. 16th August 2016 / 9:05 pm

    I am not keen on spiders either. I have a fear of death, am claustrophobic and scared of the unknown/dark.

    • admin
      17th August 2016 / 3:13 pm

      I have a fear of death as well, and the unkown I am always worrying about the future x

  6. 16th August 2016 / 10:13 pm

    I think having a fear of spiders keeps the house cleaner lol. I’m very curious to find out how someone would develop Oikophobia!

    • admin
      17th August 2016 / 2:25 pm

      I think it does help keep the house cleaner, I don’t know how you would develop that one either x

  7. 17th August 2016 / 12:09 am

    I absolutely HATE spiders but the thing i’m most frightened of is small spaces after an accident xxx

    • admin
      17th August 2016 / 2:23 pm

      I have heard a few people feel the same after an accident x

  8. 17th August 2016 / 7:10 am

    I have a phobia to wasp, they little devil that buzzed around stingy you. Hate them!!

    • admin
      17th August 2016 / 2:23 pm

      I have a phobia of them as well, as through my Dad I have a reaction to them x

  9. Charli Bruce
    17th August 2016 / 8:25 am

    I have disparnumerophobia, it’s a fear of odd numbers – I also am deathly scared of spiders!

    • admin
      17th August 2016 / 2:22 pm

      I know a few people who have a fear of odd numbers as well x

  10. 17th August 2016 / 9:03 am

    I think we all have phobias of something, for me it is Hellenologophobia x

    • admin
      17th August 2016 / 2:22 pm

      We all have phobias, Ijust had to look yours up x

  11. 18th August 2016 / 5:17 am

    I’m not a massive fan of spiders. They freak me out!

    • admin
      18th August 2016 / 7:58 am

      They do me especially when I am driving and it is playing in front of me x

  12. 18th August 2016 / 9:59 am

    I really don’t like spiders either, however my biggest and strangest phobia is this

    Ammophobia, Ammosophobia which is a fear of walking on sand. I literally go into meltdown – bizarre I know

    • admin
      20th August 2016 / 1:35 pm

      I don’t know anyone who is scared of that, but I don’t like sand but only because it gets everywhere x

  13. The London Mum
    18th August 2016 / 1:33 pm

    Hahaha oh no! poor you! I have the good old fear of heights… eurrrgghhhh

    • admin
      20th August 2016 / 1:34 pm

      I am not keen on heights either x

  14. 18th August 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Little spidera fine… big ones nooo… and dont even get me started on sharks!

    • admin
      20th August 2016 / 1:25 pm

      Sharks fascinate me, but from safety, this is why I do not like the sea above my ankles x

  15. Hannah
    18th August 2016 / 4:52 pm

    I am absolutely terrified of frogs. I literally scream at the sight of one!

    • admin
      20th August 2016 / 1:24 pm

      I am fine with frogs as long as I can see where it is and it doesnt move x

  16. 19th August 2016 / 6:23 pm

    OMG I hate insect period, I will freak out if I see them everyone know my biggest phobia is the huge roaches and there is a story behind it. I just cant stand them my hubby makes fun of be and doesn’t understand how I’m not scared of a mouse but I’m scared of a huge roach. They discuss me uhhh ewww just thinking about it creeps me out. So I totally understand you!!

    • admin
      20th August 2016 / 1:21 pm

      I am not too bad with insects but certain ones I can not stand and you should see me if I see a worm x

  17. 21st August 2016 / 3:45 am

    I think spiders or anything creepy that runs or flies fast is a common one that I agree with! Makes me twitch thinking about it now

    • admin
      21st August 2016 / 8:37 am

      It does seem to be a very popular one x

  18. hannah
    25th August 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I have the biggest phobia of spiders. Whenever i see one i scream and can’t cope x

    • admin
      26th August 2016 / 7:28 am

      I am so glad I am not alone in my hate of spiders x

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