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  1. Louise

    I told you that you needed to cut out the drinking at breakfast. Maybe you need to ease back in the evenings too?

  2. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Wait, what? You’re this afraid of spiders and yet you own spider socks?! Are you mad?!?!! Why don’t you just buy some fly socks as well to attract real spiders, while you’re at it?

    1. whisperinggums

      Very good point Conor … you tell her!

  3. Lauren

    I am easily spooked, and blind without contacts, so I am extra careful not to leave any black lumps around my room. No coats on chairs, no dresses on hangers. Nothing that might look like a ghost sneaking up on you in the middle of the night when you’re blind and groggy.

  4. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    hehe you are too funny.

    Although when I first read “A wave of prickles, followed by iciness”…I read it as “a wave of PICKLES” tehe

  5. Agnes

    You’ve owned a pair of socks for EIGHT YEARS?!?

    Note to self: send Hannah socks for Xmas next year.

  6. chanel11

    Hahah I have thought many of time, when not wearing my glasses, that a strand of loose hair on my shoulder was a spider. My husband never stops laughing at my face during my bout of terror

  7. theresa

    I feel your pain. I can’t enter a bathroom, even the one at uni, without checking the corners for spiders, ever since a large hunstman appeared in my toilet at home. And even thinking about spiders gives me the jitters – every time a piece of hair brushes my arm I think it’s a spider crawling over me. No need to feel silly!

  8. Johanna GGG

    we once had a spider in the room while playing a game with my grandmother – she sprayed it with an insect spray and it went crazy – my grandfather came in and hit it then picked it up by one leg – just to show you what works and what doesn’t work with spiders (not that I would ever pick up a huge spider by one leg even if I thought it was unconscious)

  9. Simply Life

    Oh that giant penguin would be great to see anywhere! 🙂

  10. Iron Chef Shellie

    LOL!! damn those pesky socks!

  11. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    HAHAHA oh dear. that is hilarious!! brilliant. thanks for the laugh, Hannah 🙂 I’n not super afraid of spiders. snakes get me *shudder*
    Heidi xo

  12. Anna Johnston

    As funny as that is to read…… if the situation was mine, I would have had all those same experiences.. Hate the little critta’s, I don’t care how small they are.
    Not even sure Id be able to wear spider sox.
    Eva so glad it wasn’t a real one though. Brave girl for putting on your glasses and at least getting yourself organised enough to think you just might go get bug spray/capturing device. Well done.

  13. Priyanka

    Oh my God. You scared me. I really was imaging a poisonous spider encounter. But I am glad that it was just your sock. OMG I hate spiders with every fiber of my being!

  14. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Haha you funny chook! OK I can laugh because it’s such a me thing to do 😛

  15. penny aka jeroxie

    Oh gosh… lay off those bedtime chocolate cookies!! hahahaha!!! Merry Christmas babe!

  16. hungryandfrozen

    Ohhhh that is brilliant and hilarious. I’m sorry that you had to go through those awful minutes of fear for this hilarious story though… I don’t mind spiders (apart from ‘ugh’ white tails) but of course you live in Australia where fly spray is like cologne to a spider!

  17. SeattleDee

    OMG, your post and its comments still have me laughing, even while I look over my shoulder, on the alert for spider sightings.

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  19. Alisa Fleming

    Phew! That was a close one. I vote giant penguin too.

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