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The Joy of Socks – Dulwich Divorcee
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The Joy of Socks

May 26, 2009

True Love has bought me such a lovely present. Sigh. There is no other phrase for it but the joy of socks.

Yes, six little sockies for my darling iPhone! Clever True Love, going straight for my current Achilles heel (ha – I’m continuing the sock/foot theme there, did you see?). As everyone knows, I am obsessed with my iPhone and I can now report that its bum does not look big in any of its lovely little socks. In fact, it is utterly adorable in every shade and I have hours of fun co-ordinating the socks with my outfits. Though, admittedly, they are rather teenage, loud colours, which do not tone exactly with the more muted shades of clapped-out middle-ageness, er, experience. But still. They are lovely, thank you.

And, while I’m rhapsodizing – again – about my iPhone, amongst other things, I must say the most heartfelt of thank-yous to a clever company called Griffin. They, via my lovely friend Littlemummy, have given me an AirCurve. Now, by bizarre coincidence, I was looking at an AirCurve the day before, thinking it could be just the thing for me. I wanted some sort of speaker system for my iPhone, without the actual speakers. I have always found speakers incredibly ugly. And they have wires and plugs – two more pet hates. The total joy of the AirCurve is that it works like an old-fashioned ear trumpet – its cunning swirly shapes magnify sound in the most impressive fashion. If you take the iPhone out of the AirCurve, it whispers along to itself in iPod mode in a chish-chish, not very audible fashion, like one of those annoying people on the Tube who are playing music you can only hear the worst bits of. But put the phone into the AirCurve, and suddenly you can hear everything. All without a single plug or wire. And it’s really pretty, too! Genius.

The wonderful serendipity of receiving this the day after yearning for it has almost convinced me that the Secret is finally at work. I’ve got everything a girl could ever want – plus a bunch of socks and a phone trumpet. Thank you, universe, thank you. So now it’s just a question of time before the Louis Vuitton bag gets here. I’m ready.


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  • family affairs May 26, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    well.. what can I say – true love is 8 pairs of ipod socks – you should be completely happy in every way. No emergency email – can you resend disney photo email to bt email as not got. Thx xx

  • Littlemummy May 27, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Oooh love the colour of the socks, but then I still wear the clothes of a teenager (even tho I should be way more sensible)

  • The wife of bold May 27, 2009 at 2:19 am

    The things people come up with – socks for phones! Well whatever floats your boat i am very jelous of your iphone though, i really want one but i wouldn’t know how to work the bloody thing and it would just end up sitting in a draw somewhere uncharged.

  • newsletter printing May 27, 2009 at 4:51 am

    this is an amazing idea. thanks for sharing it.

  • rosiero May 27, 2009 at 6:15 am

    What’s gotten into Truelove? There must be a catch. Sorry, that’s the cynic in me talking!

  • Margarita May 27, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Very cute! Love the sockies 🙂

  • Exmoorjane May 29, 2009 at 3:47 am

    have to confess I can totally and utterly understand the sock thing. James came in with one and it made me want to get a phone just to have a sock for it.

  • dulwich divorcee May 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    FA, Actually, it was only 6 pairs – does that still count? I’m anxious now ….xx

    LM, the colours are definitely gorgeous, it’s just the rest of my wardrobe that’s got to go …you always look fab anyway!

    WOB, you absolutely would be able to use it, it’s so easy – my cat is a dab hand at texting now!

  • dulwich divorcee May 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Oh, Rosiero, I so know what you mean ….but if we cross our fingers very hard this time ….xx

  • dulwich divorcee May 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Margarita, they are just fabulous, aren’t they? If I could put them on the cat’s little paws I would (but she keeps running away …)

  • dulwich divorcee May 29, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    EJ, you just have to get an iPhone, you so want one …are you sure it wouldn’t work in the garden? I think they are mouse-proof ….