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A Tree and a House

It was called Varden Street.  But at five years old, it probably sounded more like “barden stree”.  It belonged to my mother’s grandfather, Tampa, and had been passed down through generations.   734 more words


Union #1 New Poetry and Music night

Fancy a brand spanking new poetry night happening in Putney? Make way for Union! I’m  pleased to be performing at the first night on Monday 20 January. 48 more words


Panic At The Sign Of A Button? Student Has Rare Phobia

Student Hannah Matthews, 21, has a rare condition known as koumpounophobia (Yes, it’s a real condition!)

Her first experience of terror came when she was 5 years old as she refused to wear her school blouse, … 81 more words

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Student with rare button phobia can only wear zipped clothes

Some shiver at the sight of snakes or spiders but Hannah Matthews has one of the most bizarre phobias known – to buttons.

Her condition, koumpounophobia, means she panics in their presence and can only wear clothes with zips. 173 more words