Well, credit where credit is due. It was Sam Newman, from http://www.magpiebrain.com/ who wrote to tell me about the existence of blacksocks.com, and who finished his note, I'm in no way affiliated with them, nor in fact do I subscribe to their service - I'm dropping heavy hints around my girlfriend in the hope I get some for Christmas. Is it wrong that I actually want socks of Christmas?
So Sam ought to get the free socks. Not me. (My socks have not yet arrived. Will report back when they do.)
Right. Now I'm really gone.