Work Day Wander in Butterfly Twist Windsor Wellies

Work Day Wander in Butterfly Twist Windsor Wellies

At work I’m quite lucky to be based in a building surrounded by 80 acres of countryside. It’s ideal for lunch break walks to blow the cobwebs out. Apparently getting outside at lunchtime can really help with eyesight too, because eyes need proper air and different distances to look at than simply staring at a screen inside all day.

I really enjoy wandering about in the fields and next to ponds, through woods and trudging up hills.

I usually go out in my heels or when it’s snowy, I take my waterproof trainers. However, sometimes the paths get ultra water logged which either curtails the walk or sends us into a strange loop around short paths a few times, just to try to get the same length of outside time in.  When it is all muddy and rainy I really don’t want to go through muddy puddles in my heels!

It was, therefore, with great pleasure that I accepted a pair of wellies from the wonderful Butterfly Twists. Do you remember those gorgeous flat shoes I reviewed in Springtime?

Well, these wellies are fab – not only as wellies – but also because they are so flexible that they take up the same amount of room as a pair of regular shoes.

Honestly, check them out. They’re in a normal sized shoe box in this photo.

butterfly twists windsor wellies fold and fit inside a shoebox

Even though they fold up so small, they actually unfold to full sized wellies. They are perfect for chucking in my bag to take into the office, and don’t shout “wellies are here!” at all. They are delivered with a durable drawstring bag that the folded wellies fit into easily.

The style I chose are the Windsor, in black and lime. They are great looking wellies with a bright lime green fabric sock at the top and the same colour sole. Butterfly Twists have lots of different colours to choose from. butterfly twists black and lime welliesbutterfly twists black and lime wellies

When I received the Butterfly Twists wellies in the post I was really concerned because they had some kind of white coating on that didn’t easily brush off. It looked like powder but didn’t behave like a powder. So I searched the Internet – what could have happened to these beautiful boots in the post? I had to assume that they’d been packaged looking okay.

butterfly twists windsor black and lime wellies with blooming showing on both boots
What I discovered is that this powder-that’s-not is actually called “blooming” and occurs on high quality rubber. To treat it you simply wipe with olive oil and hot water and dry with a paper towel.

Relieved, I tried it and can confirm it works well.

So, on to my lunchtime walk:

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Isn’t it gorgeous out there?

What do you do during your lunch break?



  1. Cheryl
    July 14, 2016 / 6:33 am

    I also walk round the grounds and local paths, often in my waterproof trainers. Great way to clear the mind on a hectic day. But sometimes I give it all up for an ice cream in the work cricket pavilion!

    • July 14, 2016 / 6:44 am

      Sounds wonderful Cheryl! Sometimes you just have to give in to the call of the 99!

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