One of life’s unsolved mysteries!


Hiya, hope you're having a great week!

I mentioned in my last blog (other than the destruction of our Kelly Hoppen duvet set – oops!) that I'm in the midst of a spring clean – lots of clearing and tidying with plenty to give to our local charity shops.

As a result of all this tidying I have an important issue to raise, which I think most of us can relate to. Socks! Where exactly do they go? I've counted 11 odd socks this weekend alone – all without partners. Where do they disappear to? It's not the kind of item you throw away by mistake or put in the wrong drawer.

Somewhere between my washing machine and my sock drawer (I say sock drawer, what I really mean is, whichever drawer has space) there is a small but ever-building mountain of socks! The 11 socks in question are just my socks… don't even get me started on my children's socks – I lost count years ago. But you never dare throw them away, just in case its partner turns up.

On a similar note – teaspoons! Our cutlery drawer started with a full set of six. On a good day we have 2, on a bad day we use a dessert spoon! So either our dishwasher is very hungry or the socks and spoons have run away together… No, hang on, isn't it the dish that ran away with the spoon? I think it is, probably wearing my socks…

Like I say an important topic to discuss!

I'm looking forward to being on air this coming Monday at midnight; I've been let loose in the garden with Richard Jackson!

In the meantime, the sock hunt continues…

Take care,

Charlie x


  1. sylvia February 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi Charlie
    You are so funny! My house has exactly the same problem.I wash my husbands socks then as I go to tie them up into pairs, I find one of them has taken flight and flew off.I just don’t know where they go to.I think it’s the naughty angels playing tricks.Have you ever went to look for something,turn the house upside down to no avail then when you don’t need the item it seems to be staring you in the face. Very strange Charlie eh!

  2. Marian Bolton February 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm -  Reply

    Charlie, you lemon – Rosy has eaten them!

  3. Sarah Platt February 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm -  Reply

    Charlie you are one of my favourites!!! I also have the same sock problem – I always blame the “little people” who seem to constantly remove items from my house!!!! I always live in hope that the partner sock will turn up but to no avail…where do they go. I have even had socks turn up that aren’t even ours! Its a strange old world!

  4. Anne Knight February 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm -  Reply

    Is your house also home to house elves Charlie??

  5. suzy young March 1, 2011 at 1:15 am -  Reply

    It is the sock fairy, in Ireland if anything goes missing, or worse, turns back up in the first place you look! we blame the fairies – love it. Also, we blame gremlins too. I have given up looking for the ones that got away, which is everytime i put a wash on 🙂

  6. charlie brook March 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm -  Reply

    Hiya, I’m so glad it isn’t just me…! I think we could make a TV documentary about this! Somewhere, out there, are millions of socks…. in hiding! And if they do turn up it’s in the most wierd of places like a wheelbarrow in the shed! Lovely feedback. thank you, I love to hear what you have to say… see you soon.
    Charlie x

  7. Pauline Lambert March 15, 2011 at 4:49 pm -  Reply

    hi Charlie, just watched the clip of Ant & Dec’s visit. Well done you and QVC. Re the sock problem.. I’ve been telling my husband for 38 years that it’s not that I do anything deliberately! Sad man doesn’t believe in the sock fairy still,maybe when he retires and takes up washing for everyone else? Keep up the great work.

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