Recession or depression as I'd rather call it, Noel Edmonds did actually have a way of gaining popularity...
Unlike Gordon Brown who buys popularity from those currently at Sangette, Noel actually had a Swapshop, which nowadays could actually strike a chord with anyone used to hearing their washing machine humm.
My proposal is a Multi Coloured sock shop.
For those with odd socks.
I am willing to swap two grey ones and a pink one - used once - for a matching pear and perhaps a bunch of grapes.
Failing which I'll just replace the lot.
Have you got odd socks - If so, please excite me, entertain me - and others of course, with your recollections of..