Oprah Winfrey has an irrational fear of balloons. I know this because I pick up all sorts of useful information listening to the car radio on the school run.
I’m very comfortable around balloons but I’m not keen on spiders and I seem to have passed this irrational fear on to my daughters.
Late summer is not a good time for us arachnophobes. Everywhere you turn in the garden there’s a spider’s web. Plus the entire spider population of west London is now using our house as a meeting place. Or so it feels. Thank goodness I’m not a single parent otherwise I wouldn’t be able to get through the front door for upturned glasses.
And to add insult to injury, we came down to breakfast this morning and a huge spider had created an elaborate web just outside our kitchen window (photo above). I think they’re mocking us. I feel certain they’re running all over our faces while we sleep.