Somewhere, out there, a duck is watching you.

Posted October 31st, 2014

Ever heard of "anatidaephobia"? Nor had I until just now when we were talking about Halloween and what gives people the creeps. For those that don't know, it's the irrational yet quite specific fear that somewhere, out there, a duck is watching you. Of course, it is.

It turns out there's a whole load of phobias being nursed here at Loaf HQ. Our Rob is decidedly uneasy in the presence of stickers - particularly the ones you get on fruit. This condition has a name: "pittakionophobia". Another Loafer suffers from "koumpounophobia": a fear of buttons.

Go on, what irrational fear keeps you awake at night? We promise not to tell…

Scribble your answer down and send to [email protected] or stick it on our Facebook or Twitter feed using #freakyphobias by Monday 3rd November and you might just win yourself a pair of Hiccup cushions to hide behind. We'll choose our favourite and announce on our blog the next day.

Best of luck. And beware out there…


Charlie & the Loafers x

The nitty gritty

• 1 x winner will win 2 x medium Hiccup cushions.
• Each person is limited to one entry only.
• Entries submitted after 11.59pm on Monday 3rd November 2014 will not be counted.
• The winner will be announced on Tuesday 4th November 2014 and notified by email on the same day.
• The winner will be selected as the entry considered to be most original, entertaining and/or interesting. The result is final and no discussion will be entered into concerning the outcome.
• By entering the competition you give Loaf the right to use your name for the sole purpose of identifying you as a winner of the competition on our blog and other social media sites.
• The prize is non-transferrable.
• No purchase necessary.